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Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
4.05/5
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547 Ratings
Berkshire Russian Imperial StoutBerkshire Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,037
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
547
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
70
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of Bogdawg
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twosheds
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Purs a very dark brown with a tan head

Smells of chocolate and molasses with some alcohol coming through.

Very sweet and malty upfront with a dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. No one flavor seems dominant except for maybe chocolate. Some alcohol in the nose

Really nice imperial stout. I like that it has bold and flavorful but still very drinkable and not super heavy.

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Photo of KGilmour
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreggSr
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best by date of 3/29/16 and consumed on 1/29/16.
Very dark brown, black, look and there is very little in the way of a head. Aroma of roasted barley, malt, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. Very dark fruits, like chocolate covered cherries, dominate the flavor with the roast and coffee following behind. Poured very thin and feels very thin but the smell, look, and the enticing flavor more than makes up for the feel. This truly is a fantastic RIS but, I'm not sure it's; "The Russian Imperial Stout," as the label implies.

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Photo of I3eer
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A challenging and complex beer, but definitely not a beer to have twice in a row.

A wheaty body starts and then fades into a cinnamon and nutmeg finish.

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Photo of Vogey77
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyB
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated best by 7/16/2014

Appearance - dark brown liquid with tan head

Smell - molasses, roasted malts

Taste - molasses, roasted malts, coffee bean, chocolate

Mouthfeel - lighter end of medium bodied, medium carbonation, moderate sweetness from the molasses, not very complex, watery for an ''imperial'

Overall - decent beer, but lacking depth of flavor, complexity and the body to compete with the big shots of this category

Price Point - $5.99/22 oz bottle

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Photo of CoreyCx3
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucienbel
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skipple
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMBSH
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GFD400
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Denham
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not offensive but light for the style

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.12/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Molasses and light teriyaki sauce, some unpeasant bitterness at the back end. Not a bad beer and probably better fresh on draught, but very unremarkable. Not likely to purchase again.

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Photo of NonicPanic
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carolvs
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Well, for a change everyone here gets it right: this is a great beer that lives up to the "imperial" title. Powerful yet suave, leaving an impression without offending. Bravo, BBC!

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Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rshersnow
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 547 ratings
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