Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
Kelsen Brewing Company

Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
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Russian Imperial Stout
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4.23 | pDev: 0%
Kelsen Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged)
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Photo of sulldaddy
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp waxed bottle that is poured into my snifter. 2018 vintage and picked up on a beer adventure at some point last year. Glad to have finally scored this beer.
The brew pours a dark cola brown color with fluffy tan head of about 1.5 cm. This foam fades slowly to a thick edge layer and half a surface layer in my glass. Looks nice for the style.
Aroma is complex malts with dark cacao, burnt tobacco, black coffee and some dark fruit (plums mostly). I also get some general roasted notes and some faint brown sugar. Not really any hints of the booze which is nice, albeit dangerous!
First sip reveals a thick and smooth textured body with fine gentle rolling carbonation. Each sip coats my palate with a syrupy stickiness.
Flavor is what the nose advertises, lots of malt. Dark chocolate and roasted notes with black coffee almost charred and again some burnt tobacco on the finish. No hops that I can pick up and the booze doesnt give any warmth but there is a bit of black pepper on the swallow that I also attribute to boozy brews.
this is a very good imperial stout. Im glad I got to try this and wish I had a second bottle, Ive heard a lot of good things for the big beers from this brewery and this one doesnt disappoint.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery.
Inky black color with a decent but short lived tightly bubbled tan head. Rich chocolate and roast with bits of caramel and dark dried fruits on the nose. Vinous with a bit of grape and alcohol come into the flavor mix. Creamy smooth rich thick in the mouth with a touch of alcohol warming especially as she warms. Pretty tasty sipper!

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Vinatta Russian Imperial Stout (Port Barrel Aged) from Kelsen Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 2 ratings