Vlad the Second Order of the Dragon, Looking Good, Berry
Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #222
ABV:
14.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,557
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.52%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
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Hailstorm Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  3
Gots
  0
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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mschrei from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. Dark with reddish/purple edging. Smell is strong berry and barrel notes. Taste is really berry forefront but a roasty, chocolaty, boozy background. Everything meshes well together. Feel is jammy, mouth watering, slightly oily. Big boozy burn. Reminiscent of 13 Backyard Rye.

Jan 14, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice work here with the berries being front and center but having balance with the bourbon, dark chocolate, molasses and a touch of vanilla. The black berries took the lead of raspberries, but both very present in sweet and slightly tart ways. Boyd was viscous and sneaky light, while not sacrificing depth of flavor. For a fruit dessert stout they nailed the taste.

Nov 12, 2018
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Near black body with a frothy tan head. Berries and chocolatre for aroma; not much for bourbon barrel. Full flavored with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, and a good dose of raspberry and blackberry; oak and bourbon are more in the backgound. Thick & full body, ample carbonation, gets to be overly sweet, booze is warming but not hot. Overall, great incorporation of the berries in the bold BA imperial stout flavors.

Sep 22, 2018
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Frus77 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hailstorm is killing with these fruit Vlad's. This one is super sweet, but not annoyingly sweet. Very berry forward, with some nice chocolate on the back end, and a very faint bourbon aftertaste. I'm not getting as much barrel as I normally do with other Vlad's, but over all, I really like this.

Sep 22, 2018
Vlad the Second Order of the Dragon, Looking Good, Berry from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 15 ratings