FSB: 2018 | Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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4.29/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Minnesota, United States
fairstate.coop

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The 2018 version of our yearly Imperial Stout is a massive beer infused with orange zest and vanilla. Brewed with oats and an amalgamation of our favorite dark and roasted malts, it's just the thing to sort out your holiday dessert plans.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
6.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ian_graf
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a creamy frothy brown foam head that slowly dissipates. Smells like a nice Russian imperial stout, fudgy dark chocolate, coffee roast, dark fruits galore, bittering hops, with a nice added touch of orange zest and creamy vanilla. Taste follows with a real dark charriness throughout, baking chocolate, black coffee, dark fruity black grapes, plums, black cherry, some dark molasses, toffee, vanilla, orange zest, ash, charcoal, with moderate bitter earthy hops. Viscous heavy medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice RIS with orange zest and vanilla.

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Photo of Chumley22
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just a phenomenal beer- this one gives BCBS a run for its money- better value too. Motor oil black, ABV is well hidden. I was concerned about orange in my stout but the orange and vanilla are just right and work perfect together. Almost approaches too sweet, but stops just short and leaves it at a perfect balance for this style. Had on tap on New Year’s Day- and I have already had the best beer of 2019. 4 pack of 16 oz cans- about $25.00 worth every penny!

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Photo of bsp77
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fair State 2018 FSB RIS, 13.9% ABV, 70 IBU. Pours thick like oil, pitch black, with a slight dark brown head on an aggressive pour. Nose is roast malt, vanilla, and a faint citrus. Taste is all roast malt, with a moderate to heavy bitter close. Smooth and thick mouthfeel. Overall excellent, though a bit too bitter for my taste.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Poured from 16oz can into glass. Stamped canning date is '12/07/18'.
Black colored body, looks to be impenetrable to light. Slight tan head upon pouring does not last, but the surface remains active with rising bubbles. No lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, but the orange zest and vanilla also are there. All together they bring out some chocolate tones.
Taste is dark roasted malts, with the addition of the orange zest and vanilla. Malts express some chocolate, but not so much coffee. Alcohol is prominent.
Mouth feel is toward the thick, sludgy side. Okay carbonation.
Well crafted dessert stout. Not really sweet but the orange and vanilla add a higher, lighter note that balances well with the dark malts. A beer made for sipping and contemplation. Reminds me of an orange chocolate liqueur.

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FSB: 2018 from Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 10 ratings