Motivator | Crank Arm Brewing

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4.01/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crank Arm Brewing
North Carolina, United States
crankarmbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Soto on 10-19-2013

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Ranking:
#14,823
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
pDev:
16.46%
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Highbury09
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

mperial stout brewed with Videri chocolate (Videri of course being located next door). Outstanding full bodied stout with a strong note of bitter dark chocolate on a dry roast malt backbone. Alcoholic and warming.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass of this at Crank Arm Brewing's taproom.

L: nearly black, finger of tan head
S: dark chocolate, roasted coffee
T: sweet & rich chocolate, roasted coffee, dark malt
F: smooth, medium/heavy body, light carbonation

This is a very good imperial stout. I would gladly have one of these again.

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1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

Photo of mandzirm
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amedlin18
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery, the beer is a very dark, blackish coloring, with a thin, low, tan surface coating of head. Nose of heavy dark roasted coffee, with hints of bitter baker's chocolate. Flavors are more chocolate forward, rich and bittersweet, with a heavy coffee ground backbone. Perfect balance, on a smooth, soft, light bodied. The aftertaste is chocolate and coffee, of course, but with a candy sweet feel. Smooth, light finish.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one finger slightly tan head and some lace. This seemed to be a sweeter than usual RIS (I'm not sure I'd qualify it as a RIS) but it hits the spot. Roasted malts are both in the nose and taste but the aroma/taste of beer seems to be geared toward a chocolate coffee blend as there are hints of both coffee and chocolate throughout the beer. Goes down somewhat smooth and easy and this sipper is quite the meal by itself.

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Motivator from Crank Arm Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 19 ratings