Finback Brewery

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Finback Brewery
New York, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
4.13 | pDev: 7.26%
Mar 19, 2016
Mar 01, 2015
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Rated: 3.65 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Mar 19, 2016
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
500mL poured into an oversized Belgian tulip.

A- Burly, frothy, sudsy, thick khaki head with a tinge of espresso color. Light lace streaks and a thick film that settles over the body. 5

S- Chocolate shows well but there's also some soy saucy notes. Vanilla, deep fruited notes and occasional hints that would convince me this was barrel-aged though I don't think it is. 4.25

T- Flavor has some real depth to it. Smokier than the nose ever let on to and there's a nutty, chocolatey, coffee-like component. Very expressive. Each sip offers a new nuance. What's really nice is the lingering chocolate and vanilla before a sharp, smokey, ashtray sort of flavor. I enjoy this, but I know damn well some people will be offended by this. Smoke something. 4.25

M- Mouthfeel is pretty gooey but with a yeasty carbonation that requires some getting used too. Heat is there but doesn't bother and this is probably a year-old bottle at least. Smokiness enters at the finish in a dry, ashtray fashion that I'm okay with. 4

Finback's been a mixed bag for me over the last couple of years but this is a gem. I really enjoy this.
Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Mar 07, 2016
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Reviewed by imonhiatus from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
thanks anthony! what a treat thus one is. great chocolate notes glazed over HUGE roastiness but without being overbearing....kind of gritty. really tasty...the wife stole a sip and quickly grabbed herself a glass to get a full pour. still fairly light bodied but easy drinking w great char roast stout flavoring.
Dec 29, 2015
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Reviewed by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I've heard of Small Ax by Bob Marley. I've heard of Lazy Gun by Jet. This is my first Lazy Ax.

Black with brown edges. Pours a big caramel colored head that recedes in to a thing ring. Rouses well. Smells like dark chocolate, vanilla bean, currant, tree bark and a little lactose. Tastes like dark, bitter backers chocolate. Big body. Dry, hoppy, barrel-char finish. Deep, dark and immersive, I really liked this for a xmas eve sipper.
Dec 25, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by allenson21 from New York

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by mJJJJJJJ from New York

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by StoutBoi from New York

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by ncelauro from New York

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 4 by Skellbop from New York

Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.84 by spw109 from New York

Jul 28, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by BlackHawk89 from New York

Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by malfunxion from New York

May 30, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by kmbeer from New York

May 18, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by BobMessina from New York

May 03, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by Bieniek30 from New York

Apr 21, 2015
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Rated by PVMT from New York

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Finback Brewery 4/18/15.
Apr 18, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by sunofneurot from New York

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 4.65 by mtnwesdew from New York

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 4.12 by Lucoli from New York

Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by sirsteve42 from New York

Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Jlabs from New York

Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by paulish from New York

Mar 01, 2015
LAZY AX from Finback Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 27 ratings