Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
4.05/5
Exceptional
557 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:
#3,448
Reviews:
316
Ratings:
557
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
72
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 557 |  Reviews: 316
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

Photo of WoostaBia
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DanG3
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tongbliss
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeekTuesday
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of braican
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of badgustav
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma - malty, chocolate, with notes of coffee and a faint alcohol.

Appearance - very dark, clear, with a ruby hint. head is brown tinted which dissipates in short order

Flavour - rich, creamy, chocolate, with faint notes of coffee. Medium mouthfeel which fades to a sweet aftertaste.

I really enjoyed this representation and look forward to trying more, possibly aged.

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Photo of BostonPhilly
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterPenguins
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duffman79
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brm300
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ervc
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A drinkable Russian Imperial? That's a dangerous notion BBC decided to run with. In comparison to other Baltic style imperials this one is far beyond the competition. The only problem with this beer is you can only have a couple...because too many will find you on the floor.

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Photo of s35keith
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 557 ratings