Legion
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From:
Community Beer Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #327
ABV:
10%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,335
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.02%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
239
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 04, 2022
Added:
Aug 15, 2014
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  64
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11/30/21 13:57 printed on the bottom of the can and opened and drank on 9/3/2022, just over 10 months in the can. I wonder if this beer has aged for the better or worse, either way I'm pretty happy with the dark looking tasty drink I have in front of me.
Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by BCole281 from Texas

Jan 19, 2022
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pour is black with a khaki head. excellent retention and lacing. 2, 2.5 fingers of thick, fluffy head.
roasted malt, ash, tobacco, smoked malt. grassy hops
Taste follows. roasted malt, espresso, bittersweet chocolate.
moderate thickness, low carbonation
Dec 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by TXRobbo from Texas

Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.83 by branham1989 from Texas

Jun 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Nov 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Sep 20, 2017
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Reviewed by d3brewing from California

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Well I found out we gave it 1st place @ the 2017 LA International Beer Festival last weekend so it was a definite stand out in the crowd of almost 30 other Imperial Stouts.
Apr 29, 2017
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a pitch black with a thin brown foamy head. Retention and lacing are mild. Good coffee aroma with roasted malts and slight chocolate. Good big java taste. Nice bitterness. Slight chocolate. Vanilla at the end. Roasted malts Heavy bodied with moderate carbonation.
Feb 26, 2017
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Reviewed by ksimons from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Almost black in color with a light tan head that quickly disappears to leave a slight layer of lace around the top. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee. Taste is of roasted malt and roasted dark coffee with dark chocolate. Medium body, smooth, light to medium body.
Overall a good RIS that has a good amount of roast, worth a try
Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.09 by Briken from Washington

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by Beerbom from California

Jan 17, 2017
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours an effervescent ebony with a pinky of mocha colored head, Nice viscous look, above average head retention & lacing

S: Vanilla, dark fruit & chocolate

T: Follows the nose, dryness & charred grain up front, & a little black currant up front. Dryness, carob, molasses, a little woodyness & charred grain as this warms. Finishes with dark fruit, carob, & dryness, faint licorice notes as well

MF: Chewy, slight carbonation, slight boozey warmth

A solid RIS, well worth a go
Dec 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Received as an extra in a trade.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice dark brown with a thin half finger mocha head that faded slowly to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of light roast, fainter chocolate, light vanilla, some darker fruits along with some light malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, decent roast and light bitter chocolate. Nice vanilla and nougat, more dark fruits, malts aren't bad. Faint char. Quite pleasant.

M - Mouthfeel is quite nice, luscious, very smooth and creamy. Alcohol hidden very, very well.

O - Overall, this was a very solid RIS. Nice roast and char with excellent vanilla and dark fruits. Well done.

Serving Type: Bottle
Nov 24, 2016
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One finger head that is light tan in color, is creamy and foamy with good retention. The beer is dark dark brown and opaque.

N: Dark roasted, malts, espresso, chocolate, toffee, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, yeast, wood, and some subtle hop notes.

T: A typical Imperial Stout flavors, has some char flavors, booze notes, yeast, dark fruit.

M: creamy, carbonated, chewy, full body long finish.

O: this is a little better than average. The beer is rough around the edges. Needs some refinement. A solid start.
Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 26, 2016
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Reviewed by ThaneMcC from Germany

3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep black with fb of light brown head. Smells of coffee, cocoa, some smokey notes and a hint of leather, roasted malts and some piney hops. Taste is cocoa, coffee and sweeter malts forward with a rapid transition to a metallic, bitter, smokey note akin to overboiled coffee – a bit harsh, almost acidic and the finish is clean, but somewhat bitter. The high ABV adds to the astringency of this stout, body is medium bodied – but a bit thin for the style.
Overall, not bad, reasonable price point – perhaps aging will removes some of the metallic bitter notes. As a Texas resident, I’ll sample future iterations and see if there’s an improvement – it would be great to have a good local RIS –
Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by DavidST from Texas

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by DbbC from Illinois

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.58 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by ukwildcat1995 from Florida

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.45 by dasotelo50 from Texas

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by aufie from Texas

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by ExaltedNecrosis from Texas

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by drahodo from Missouri

Apr 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.62 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by suckaj from Florida

Mar 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Zaximus from Colorado

Feb 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by Raziel313 from California

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by Eziel from Ohio

Feb 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Feb 12, 2016
Legion from Community Beer Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 269 ratings