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From:
Creature Comforts
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.9%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 9.68%
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
168
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 16, 2019
Added:
Aug 23, 2015
Wants:
  291
Gots:
  28
SCORE
98
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2015 vintage; drank 11/21/15 @ Harvest Hop Haus.

Black/brown appearance.

Almost no tan head; almost no lace.

Brown sugar, bourbon, maple syrup & oak notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Maple syrup, roasted coffee bean & milk chocolate flavors up front; smooth bourbon & rich vanilla notes on the finish.

Unbelievably rich, complex & delicious. Possibly the best beer I've ever tasted.
Sep 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 22, 2017
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slight maple and coffee nose; sweetness is modest with a soft char-taste on back of palate. Very enjoyable! -- Whale event 8/19/17
Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours deep black in color with a small creamy khaki head that has short retention and leaves nothing behind

S- smells of sweet maple, roasted malt, bourbon barrel & charred malt

T- hint of maple sweetness up front gives way to sweet chocolate and caramel, as well as a hint of barrel character, giving some woody oak and bourbon notes. The finish gives tons of roast, lingering of charred malt and a hint of smoke

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a slick finish
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Dark brown color with fizzy brown foam. Aroma is sweet with toffee an dark fruits, mostly raisins. Taste is also sweet, malty, sticky with dried fruits and bourbon. Finish is more bitter and dry.
May 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

May 21, 2017
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Reviewed by thatche2 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured on draft at the Creature Comforts 3rd Anniversary Tour. Appearance is thick and viscous and completely black with minimal head. Taste is a perfect combination of maple, chocolate, and bourbon with layers upon layers of flavor. Some barrel/wood and tasted notes were also present. However, chocolate and maple are most prevalent with just enough bourbon to add another dimension. Mouthfeel was smooth and thick but not super heavy (it didn't need to be) with relatively low carbonation.

Overall, this beer is unreal good. The layers of flavors are perfectly executed, and the mouthfeel is extremely smooth. None of the oxidation that is present in Existence shows up here, possibly hidden by the maple or the different barrels used. This stout finds a nice balance between heavy and flavorful yet drinkable. If you are sipping this by a fire, I am jealous.
Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Mar 25, 2017
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Reviewed by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.61/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Was lucky enough to track one of these down and enjoyed it the other night for my 41st birthday with a friend… Tons of maple on the nose and although a little thin this has a nice maple finish with some chocolate and smooth bourbon
Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Dec 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by Ohiovania from Ohio

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.6 by Bigbrew140 from Connecticut

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Keith_R from Georgia

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by tblack4d from Georgia

Aug 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.71 by Dizzydsmith from Georgia

Aug 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.66 by DeadWalkerAir from South Carolina

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by luvtotri140 from New York

Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.17 by Oliekan from Netherlands

Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by Eternal218 from California

Jul 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by Mar02x from Netherlands

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.43 by WTKeene from New Mexico

Jul 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by Dicers from California

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by ptrck_nl from Netherlands

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Burgh1328 from Arizona

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by drewone from California

Jun 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.44 by Nuggetz from Texas

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.11 by Abbbp from Texas

Jun 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gunch52 from Texas

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.75 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by kash2112 from Arizona

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by Trio2shine from California

Jun 08, 2016
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Rated by Zack_B from Florida

3.22/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Very little maple presence, thin and unremarkable.
Jun 07, 2016
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