Pure Decadence
Edge Brewing

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Stout - Russian Imperial
4.04 | pDev: 6.68%
Dec 10, 2019
Apr 09, 2015
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Notes: Collaboration with Lervig

Originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at Lervig, this opulent Russian Imperial Stout is smooth as silk while remaining complex in flavor and rich in body. Notes of espresso, chocolate, dark toffee and hints of molasses come together to create a soft dryness, making this a truly decadent experience.
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by josanguapo from Spain

En copa Teku. Viendo El Hombre en el Castillo 3x01. Muy equilibrada RIS, no muy dulce, con un perfil de maltas tostadas, torrefactas, delicioso, con notas chocolatosas y bastante amargor final. Alcohol totalmente oculta, con feel que invita a beberla rapido

Dec 10, 2019
4.21 by samEBC from Belgium on Jan 05, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 10. 3%, IBU 68. Pitch black colour, large tan head. Roasty aroma with some vinous hints, notes of chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and coffee. Hints of oak and molasses. Roasty flavour, medium sweet, notes of strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice and tar, hints of vanilla. Pretty solid stuff.

Jun 27, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, toffee and rich roasted malt. Bold coffee flavor with bitter dark chocolate, sweet caramel and toffee, too.

Apr 07, 2018
4 by hockeypuck from Maine on Feb 19, 2018
3.85 by Mikexw from New York on Dec 15, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear thick viscous jet black in color with just shy of moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and very faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted malts, charred malts, and dark malts with a light amount of dark fruit (fig + raisin) and toffee sweetness. Moderate aromas of licorice, dark roasted coffee, and dark chocolate.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of roasted malts, charred malts, and dark malts with a light amount of dark fruit (fig + raisin), molasses, and toffee sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee (like espresso). Finally there is a light flavor of licorice/anise and earthy hops. Moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Enjoyable but I was expecting more sweetness to go with the name - a really nice big roasty stout. Drinks pretty easily but this is definitely a slow sipper for me but a really good choice on a cold snowy December evening.

Dec 10, 2017
3.94 by Stoutmeister from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2017
3.88 by 22Blue from Kansas on Aug 19, 2017
4.25 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Aug 04, 2017
4.19 by stephenlee from England on Jul 15, 2017
4.04 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic on Jul 10, 2017
4.1 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on Jun 28, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Dark, dark brown, nearly black body; thin yet lasting head. Nice roasted grain aroma; bitter chocolate. Chocolatey, bitter flavors up front; coffee. Heavy body; somewhat foamy; sharp and bitter.

The beer ain't too shabby. There are plenty of roasted, chocolate-like flavors with a minimal alcohol presence despite a 10%+ ABV. The beer has some decent depth and complexity and fits the style.

Apr 26, 2017
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, excellent lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Superb!

T: Sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Bitter on the back end. Very good!

F: Full bodied, thick, dense mouthfeel.

O: Very good imperial stout.

Apr 13, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the bottle in a snifter. This beefy RIS pours a coal black with a nice
head of light brown foam that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and features
some very nice lacing. Nose of subtle coffee, black licorice, molasses, light char,
and sweet chocolate malts. Flavors hit the right notes with roasted malts adrift
in a sea of dark cocoa and medium coffee blending nicely with molasses, a touch of
vanilla and notes of char. Nice mouth feel, Very nice body; smooth, medium light
carbonation, coating, lightly slick, and full on the mouth feel with a light bitter hop
note that lingers on the aftertaste.

Overall---an approachable RIS that may not break any boundaries but it is still
a solid brew worth trying.


Feb 15, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Opaque black with 2-finger mocha head, good retention.
Smell - coffee, licorice, roasted.
Taste follows the smell, some hops in the finish.
Medium body, low carbonation.
Dull RIS.

Oct 25, 2016
4.28 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Oct 22, 2016
4 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Oct 11, 2016
4.25 by leitmotif from Romania on Jun 01, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Black color with mocha head. Aroma has dark malts, molasses, liquorice and dark fruits. Taste starts with roasted malts, slightly smokey with some dark fruits and finishes roasty and slightly bitter. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Overall it's a really balanced imperial stout, smooth and tasty.

May 31, 2016
3.83 by Saviour from Russian Federation on May 20, 2016
4.07 by Heeenrik from Finland on Apr 10, 2016
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cjgator3 from Florida

Enjoyed this beer the day after Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day 2016 in Tampa, FL at the brewery in the tasting room. This was was dark and roasty with a good dose of hops and booze in the finish.

Mar 21, 2016
3.98 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Feb 23, 2016
4.15 by parintele from Romania on Jan 17, 2016
3.94 by -DF- from Russian Federation on Nov 30, 2015
4.05 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 26, 2015
3.56 by Anatole from Belgium on Sep 27, 2015
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a wide-mouth tulip here at Ceveceria Esparte in Conil, Spain.

Appearance: Thick black color with medium bubbles on the body. Has a dark ran head rising almost two finger's length.

Smell: Bland coffee scent, looks like espresso smells like instant.

Taste: Definitely a much different balance of the scent, over powering coffee and bitter chocolate.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, the after-taste is not for everyone. I'm giving it a high score because of the biased I have based on the stickiness level.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, needs no tweaking in my opinion. Pairing it with the local ham, absolutely delicious. With food you might take a different better approach on the beer. Salud!

Jul 11, 2015
3.84 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jun 13, 2015
4.08 by Catalin90 from Romania on Jun 12, 2015
3 by olradetbalder from Sweden on May 19, 2015
4.03 by dcmchew from Romania on Apr 27, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

33cl bottle, at home. Pitch black pour, thick, with a medium height, fine-grained tan head. Smells like roasted malts, chocolate, brewed coffee, dark cherries and a bit of pine resin. The taste, follows the same notes, heavy on the roast and resin. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and a chocolate bitter and resin spicy aftertaste.

Apr 21, 2015
Pure Decadence from Edge Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 35 ratings