Ink | Rhinegeist Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beachbum1975 on 01-15-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
98
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
28
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by jeremy3311:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
2.78/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a murky, inky brown, that forms no head at all at first, and then suddenly seems to transform into a Dr. Pepper just long enough to form a thin, fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates to nothing. No cap, no ring, nothing. A quick once-over with an iPhone flashlight reveals ruby highlights at the edges, with no light penetration in the body of the beer. There is no lacing at all - a common theme for Rhinegeist's dark beers.

S: This one actually hit me while the snifter was well away from my nose, with a blast of dark chocolate. Some dark stone fruits also swirl out of the glass, cherry and fig and plum, alongside a bitter loamy scent.

T: Definitely bitter and loamy, as promised by the nose - at first, the taste seems akin to sipping dirt and coffee. There are faint tinges of cocoa and fruit, but mostly the bitterness. This is, of course, disappointing to me as an avowed malthead and yeast fiend with an aversion to hop-forward flavors. As it warms, more roasted malt flavor comes out, charred grain and blackened toast, though the fruits remain masked beneath the earthy bitterness. If one is a fan of hop-forward stouts, which I am not, this might not be bad - it is one of the more balanced hop-forward stouts I've tasted. For whatever that's worth.

M: Fairly watery and non-sticky, this does not feel much like an imperial stout. It almost begs to be consumed swiftly, rather than wanting to roll around in the mouth to be savored.

O: If I'm being honest, in my opinion, this is just Rhinegeist's Panther porter with some extra hops. The look and mouthfeel are identical, and the flavor profile that I can detect beneath and around the dirthop assault is pretty much dead on as well. Given that this is billed as an imperial stout but drinks almost exactly like their non-imperial porter, it gets low marks from me. Will not repeat, and will not try anything else this brewery tries to pass off as a special or limited beer.

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Photo of tigg924
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours opaque, black in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is deep chocolate, roasted malt, plum, and a touch of vanilla. Sweet, medium-heavy bodied with medium-low carbonation. Complex, love the hints of fruit. First beer from the brewery and it certainly has me interested to try more.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbuckeye
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid stout easy to drink decent flavor would buy again

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bomber in a snifter, this fine imperial stout pours a thick black with a moderate tan head that dissipates to a thin ring and pooling foam with slight lacing. Nose of sweet dark chocolate and lots of roasted goodness with some dark fruits of plum and dark cherry. Flavors are straight forward sweet dark malts, chocolate malts, and some dark fruit flavors coming in through the back. Slick oily mouth feel is offset by prickly carbonation. Flavors and nose improve vastly with warmth, although liked it better on tap as a straight forward imperial stout/sweet stout. Nice.

Cheers

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, no bottling date that I could find. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with not quite an inch tan head. Head retention is decent, but there isn't much lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, dark fruit (plums), molasses and some char/smoke. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some caramel and nuttiness noticeable too. It's a roastier stout, but the sweet flavors are definitely there. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I liked this imperial stout a lot, hopefully I can find another bottle! $11.99 a bomber.

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Photo of screamking
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeLev
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ddedhed
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rob315
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Enochase04
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wolfpac78
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crbnfbr
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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