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Dosvidanya Rye | DESTIHL Brewery

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4.27/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DESTIHL Brewery
Illinois, United States
destihl.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerOps on 11-23-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,072
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 9
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4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of btysklind
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oberon
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a snifter a deep dark chocolate fudge color with a thick creamy deep beige head that settles into a creamy froth.The oak barrel and rye play a role in the toasted giving off some toast and and spice but there is also the roasted nut,chocolate,and dark fruit notes to go along with it,fantastic!A creamy lush feel with light carbonation is spot on.The menagerie of flavors are amazing,dark fruit,peppery spice,chocolate,roast,just so much going on.What a joy to drink,the label says drink slow and they are right,take it all in.An awesome beer.

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Photo of KevSal
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Straight outta the box and into a perfect stout glass!

right away you can tell this be good.
nice huge 3 finger dark chocolate head!

aroma knocks it out of the park! immediate fudge brownie right up front, great rye all over. this is decedent and layered, reminds me a lot of ba silhouette. great malts underneath. ends with sweetness

flavor is stunning! follows the nose, starts of with fudgy brownies soaked in whiskey. great dark malts, some roastiness that is cut by the whiskey sweetness, magical. rye pepper was at the very end. the barre aging is fantastic, again it reminds me of ba silhouette and the barrel treatment on old mad joy.

mouthfeel is another winner. thick and full, leaves the great taste lingering after each sip. alch present just the right amount, no where near the abv, the buzz im feeling is telling me i should slow my sips down and listen to the label, enjoy slowly

overall this is excellent! i'm surprised by some of the reviews, they are all over the place. is there bottle variation or variation on tap? cuz what i'm drinking is world class. i like the beer, i like the bottle size and the flavor. home run!

brian thanks for hooking me up with this guy and recommending it, i love trying something i've never heard before taste so well

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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monty79_1997
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

two good ones in a row from these guys, i must have beaten the odds! cool of them to put this is a rye barrel too. i loved the bourbon release, and i almost think the base beer is constructed so that it actually prefers the sweetenss and corn in the bourbon over this somewhat drier and more earthy rye, the beer already has some of that in its own DNA, but personally being a lover of rye whiskey, i am digging this quite a lot. its dry as they go, and not as intensely thick as some, even the booze remains rather well hidden for its sneaky strength. heaps of dark baking chocolate combine with a peppery rye element, a relaxing vanilla note from the wood, and a lot of roasted flavor, but not quite suggesting coffee, more of a campfire char without the smoke, deep and mellow, really good. rich feeling without the sugar, but its not stuck to my teeth or anything, and i find myself drinking it pretty swiftly. wintery as the big stouts go, this is a hair on the chest type of beer, almost manly in its overall vibe cast. i rarely prefer bourbon barrels to rye in beer, but i think in this instance i might. still, one can really appreciate the unique impact of the rye barrels here, its a great showcase of that. super spendy, unfairly so, but it might just be worth it...

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.92/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: black bodye with small cap

Smell: spicy rye whiskey note with oak. Roast malts and tobacco. Milk chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: fudgy stout with nice rye whiskey flavor. Vanilla, oak, tobacco, molasses, and moderate roast malts. Lingering chocolate and vanilla mix with a spicy rye whiskey finish.

Mouthfeel: medium almost full bodied beer with low carbonation. Adequate carbonation. Thick and oily body. Not a hint of booze.

Overall: what a pleasant surprise by Destihl. They really nailed this rye whiskey barrel stout. This is of the same quality or higher quality than some of the popular barrel aged stouts in the midwest.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/16/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, spicy rye, whiskey, marshmallow, smoke, char, light licorice/dark fruit, and oak/roast/charred earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and rye whiskey barrel notes; with great strength. Some booziness in the nose as it warms. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, spicy rye, whiskey, marshmallow, smoke, char, light licorice/dark fruit, and oak/roast/charred earthiness. Moderate roast/char bitterness and rye whiskey/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, spicy rye, whiskey, marshmallow, smoke, char, oak/roast/charred earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and rye whiskey barrel flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet and whiskey/oak spiciness balance; with no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/char bitterness and whiskey/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a smooth, creamy/silky, sticky/chalky, and lightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish; with minimal booziness. Overall this is an an incredible barrel aged Russian imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and rye whiskey barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Love this just as much as the Bourbon barrel version; but this felt more aggressively roasty, spicy, and dry; less fruity; and a bit more boozy from the barrel. A highly enjoyable offering regardless.

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Dosvidanya Rye from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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