Tsarina Valentina
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #35
Ranked #542
4.41 | pDev: 7.03%
Feb 25, 2022
Dec 11, 2014
Formerly: Bitches' Bank

Traditionally released during the Christmas Season, the beloved by many Bitches' Bank has been rebranded as Tsarina Valentina. The bold Russian Imperial Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon is the same perfected recipe since it's inception back in 2014.
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Rated: 4.34 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Feb 25, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by SWChi from Illinois

Feb 05, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by Mikexw from New York

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 18, 2019
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap.

L: Pours black with one finger of light brown head. Something looks off with the carbonation and bubbles are sticking to the sides of the glass-not sure if that’s a problem with the tap or the beer. After sitting for a couple minutes, the head settles down into light foam around the rim with minimal lacing.

S: picking up traces of cinnamon.

T: notes of cinnamon and vanilla, with some chocolate, coffee toasty malts and peppers on the finish. Taste is good and masked the alcohol well. I’m not a big fan of the peppers, but that’s personal preference.

F: a bit light mouthfeel for the style and lacking carbonation.

O: this is a solid beer, but too unbalanced and thin to be truly great.
Feb 09, 2019
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11/20/2018; NYC - Thanksgiving (Hell's Kitchen)
Jan 04, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pours jet black with some mocha brown bubbles and lacing. Smells strongly of cinnamon, coffee and vanilla, with some chocolate and peppers. Taste features the cinnamon is an intense way with lots of roasted malt too. Vanilla, chocolate, and other spices take the backseat along with the addition of glazed nuts. A tad unbalanced in the roasted feel, disagree with the ba masses, I think barrel aged is clearly better
Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by GRBLUE12 from Florida

Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by MTKATL from Georgia

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.47 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

May 12, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black with a one-finger foamy khaki head, short retention

S- smells of coffee, cinnamon, green pepper skin, chocolate and roasted malt

T- plenty of cinnamon infused coffee up front, m followed by a green pepper flavor that doesn't bring any heat. The finish is roast with some alcohol heat lingering

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly thin mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- solid Mexican style stout that has equal influences of cinnamon, pepper and coffee
Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
8 ball black with a thick, light tan foam.

Smell has a toasty roastiness running along chocolate and some stale nuts. Additionally, I'm so used to this aroma profile in beer that I must be getting fooled into smelling some smoky chili peppers...but it really seems like it's there!

Taste is sticky maple glazed roasted nuts and cinnamon with cocoa...and there's those peppers again, giving off a red fruit-like note, leaning sweet. A woody sharpness suggests some hops, or else that's the rye.

A light froth is present in this medium bodied ale, finishing sticky and semi-dry
Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by cd34 from Illinois

Nov 04, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Eziel from Ohio

Aug 19, 2017
Tsarina Valentina from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 237 ratings