White Russian
Aardwolf Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #339
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,888
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.32%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
From:
Aardwolf Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  12
Gots
  2
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: An Imperial Milk Stout brewed to mimic the classic cocktail.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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maltlife from Florida

4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep brown with very little head. Strong malty coffee smell with hints of chocolate. Initial taste was overwhelmingly coffee. The chocolate started really coming through as it warmed up. The finish left a lingering sweetness. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Outstanding right out of the bottle but even better as it warms up.

Jan 05, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured an opaque dark with thin tan head that isn't leaving any lace. The scent had coffee/ toffee flare. The taste was very sweet with toffee syrup flavor. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it's a big flavorful beer.

Nov 15, 2017
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Roguer from Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice black body in the glass, transparent around thin edges. Head production and retention are OK.

Aroma is amazing! Tons of coffee, along with chocolate, vanilla, and roasted barley. Adjunct-forward, but not unbalanced.

Flavor follows: one of the most coffee-forward beers I have ever encountered. Quality-wise, it's right up there with Peche Mortel, albeit much sweeter. It's really a dessert coffee stout: brown sugar, molasses, licorice, vanilla, chocolate malt, roast, and coffee all come together in a wonderful melange.

Medium-to-thick bodied and smooth.

One of the most potent coffee-forward beers I have had, and much smoother and better integrated than the others. Quite a pleasure.

Oct 15, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours silky and motor oil black with a thin ring of light brown foam.

Big roasty coffee-like aroma, chocolate, and oh-so tempting sweet vanilla notes.

Creamy sweet vanilla is layered into milk chocolate and a nice roastiness.

Full-bodied, low carbonation, sweet, chewy, creamy.

Overall, a damn good beer.

Mar 11, 2017
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: pours thin, see through light brown but looks black in the glass. No head
S: sweet lactose milk, dark chocolate
T: i get all lactose milky chocolate. Not a fan.
F: thin, but appropriate for the style i guess.

Dec 12, 2016
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Tommo from Texas

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very nice beer, but not what im looking for maybe. It has great flavor but comes up short. It is pretty thin, typical of ardwolf. The rum is not very present compared to other rum beers, and its very sweet. On the right track

Jul 17, 2016
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just about flawless - this is one of the best beers I've ever had. I love White Russians, and this stout is the perfect vessel to translate that delicious drink into beer form. Can't wait for them to brew it again!

Apr 09, 2016
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Mangbus from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

This was the highlight of the flight I ordered during a recent trip. Loved it enough to grab a growler to go. Can't wait to crack it open this weekend with friends and family.

Nov 11, 2014
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RichThatchr from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Served off the tap at Aarwolf, I loved this strong dark ale that radiated a mix of chocolate and dark roasted malts in my fat Belgian style glass. As one of the better items I have enjoyed at Aardwolf, I was quietly wishing I had a cheese platter to sample with it or that a good food truck was immediately outside. This was so good that I opted for another round without hesitation.

Oct 28, 2014
White Russian from Aardwolf Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 33 ratings