Airing Of Grievances | Une Année

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Une Année
Illinois, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Classic Belgian and English yeasts combine fruity esters with a deep malt presence for a creamy, chocolate finish. After drinking this decadent beer, one may feel at ease to tell friends how they've disappointed in the past year.

Added by Can_has_beer on 12-13-2013

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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelNeelsen
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Great, thick, eggshell-brown head. Maintains a 1/6 inch ring around the glass. Very minimal light penetration. Dark brown gradient to black.

S: Coffee, booze, wood, root beer, and grape, weirdly. I'm sure I'm wrong, but I got that impression.

T: Roasted malts, booze finish. Not much else.

F: Pillowy, soft, somewhat creamy, but more crispy carbonation is detectable.

O: A boozier, more expensive, less crafty tasting Deschutes Obsidian. I'd pick Obsidian.

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Photo of Bung
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 500ml. Definitely a Belgian style stout. Pretty nice after a year plus.

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Photo of Danimal25
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of buzze40
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Westyn
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Etan
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml into a teku.

A: Pours a solid red-tinged black with a huge thick tan head.

S: Roasty, slightly vegetal carob from the intersection of the yeast and malts, cola, cocoa, light anise.

T: Taste brings charred grain, mild raisin, more roast, bitter dark chocolate.

M: Medium-thick bodied with moderate carb.

O: A little too much roasted malt and the Belgian strain doesn't add much complexity. Meh.

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Photo of Giggy
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopmarc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Chicagospur773
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Supergenious
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vixie
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has the classic look for the style. Very dark with some reddish brown around the edges. Forms about a half inch of a tan head that does linger for a bit, and there is some lacing along the sides of the glass.

Quite a bit of chocolate in the smell. Also hints of coffee and toffee.

Very chocolatey up front. There are hints of roast malt and coffee, maybe a little toffee. Finishes with a somewhat bitter dark chocolate note.

Smooth and solid going down.

Overall another winner from a brewery I really like. This is one of the easier drinking examples of the style I have had, no doubt it is a big beer, but it's not as much in your face as some. The alcohol is well hidden, and tastes just what I expect from the style. Very good beer.

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Photo of Jessenimmo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, licorice, molasses, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, licorice, molasses, pepper, herbal, light smoke/char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy hop/roasted bitterness on the peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, licorice, molasses, pepper, light smoke/char, and yeast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately creamy, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian style imperial stout. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of roast/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Knoxrb12
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black opaque with a massive creamy burnt toffee colored carbonation.

S - Very, very dry nose (that's borderline dry Saison-like), some delicate dark fruit but dominated by dry aroma.


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