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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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548 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,047
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
548
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
70
Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A: very deep brown - no ruby at all at the edges; 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thin cap; nice, thick lacing;

S: coffee, mocha, molasses, vanilla - almost smells bourbon barrel aged;

T: follows the nose; alcohol is warming, but not harsh; low to moderate bitterness at the finish;

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O: this is a big beer;

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Berkshire Russian Imperial Stout from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 548 ratings
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