Dosvidanya - Rye Barrel
DESTIHL Brewery

Dosvidanya - Rye BarrelDosvidanya - Rye Barrel
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From:
DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #96
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,484
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.73%
Ratings:
140
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2022
Added:
Nov 23, 2015
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  24
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Photo of schoolboy
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by schoolboy from Ohio

I was a little shocked when I got home and saw I paid $12.99 for a 16 oz. can of this. I think in the store I saw $2.99 and thought, no brainer. Well now it had better be good, and it turns out it is exceptional.

I poured with a huge head and nice fizz. The aroma gives away a huge roasted alcoholic taste that follows, with just a hint of whiskey barrel aging taste. Truly a great balance. The finish is sweet, thick, roasty and bitter, and it lingers. This will be a tough act to follow (I don't aim to drink any other alcoholic beverages today).

Recommended. It is a poor value but an outstanding brew. Probably one of the best ever of this style.

May 04, 2022
 
4.59 by ronniebruner from Arizona on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.5 by twax from Florida on Mar 07, 2022
 
3.64 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 08, 2022
Photo of backblast
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by backblast from Alaska

Pours black with almost no head and no lacing.

Taste s of rich toasted malt, earthy dark chocolate mixed with a bit of spiciness and very mild bitterness. The barrel is present and has an alcohol/vanilla mixed in - very nice.

Jan 23, 2022
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4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by GregBarleycorn13 from New York

Definitely agree this is up there with Bourbon County Stout. The mouthfeel is thick. The flavor is very good. Able to pick some up for 4.99 for a 16oz. can. Fantastic bargain for a BBA stout as this. Get some if you see it. They were sitting around all year for $14.99 each. Then they decided to put them on the reduced shelf.

Jan 04, 2022
 
4.79 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Dec 31, 2021
 
3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.26 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2021
Photo of Guaro
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Guaro from Italy

Dark brown almost totally black, creamy and persistent beige foam.
Very intense and elegant aroma, chocolate fudge, dark fruit such as cherry and plum, light coffee base and light spices, vanilla, wood, and lots of bourbon.
On the palate there is everything that is expected after the olfactory analysis. Sweet and greedy entry dried by a generous abv and decisive toasting. Final with moderate dryness and bitterness with a slight note of ash.
Medium-full body and fine and low carbnation.

Dec 16, 2021
 
4.36 by kkarimi from Texas on Dec 13, 2021
 
4.75 by admonster00 from Illinois on Nov 07, 2021
 
4.44 by krl2112 from Illinois on Sep 25, 2021
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3.02/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

22oz bomber

Like the mother (sister, grandmother?) beer Privyet, this is a very sweet beer that kinda tastes like a melted Hershey's bar with a shot of rotgut dumped into it. This is too sweet like Privyet and I'm not a fan of the barrel taste here.

A miss, but it's still good...

Aug 23, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by DanO1066 from Maryland

NOT really the season for stout, but a Russian rye - I couldn't resist. Draught 8oz snifter at The Brass Tap here in Baltimore: Dark brown body topped w/a mocha head that disapates quickly (12.5% ABV) leaving a nice ring, a wispy cap, and some lacing. Boozy-vanilla w/a hint of spice (if you wait long enough) on the nose. Cocoa, char, vanilla, and MORE rye spicyness on the tongue. A thinner body which suited the local Wx; pleasant carbonation. Always had a weakness for rye, and this delivers.

Aug 15, 2021
 
4.12 by Skabiski from Maryland on Jul 11, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

Poured from an undated 16oz can, dark brown with a small dark brown head that fades away quickly, no lacing.
Rye is noticeable when opening the can, dark chocolate, molasses and oak fill the air, very aromatic. Taste matches the aroma quite nicely.
This is a bit thin for the style and I think a bit more carbonation would add.
Overall a well done brew.....

May 10, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

16 oz can poured into a pint glass

Pencil thick fizzy brown layer quickly recedes to a ring over a dark cola liquid

Aroma is rye bourbon whiskey

Taste is rye, sipping bourbon , roast malts , hint of chocolate , sorghum molasses

Mouthfeel is rich , good sudsing, rye taste without the burn

Good beer

Apr 21, 2021
 
4.41 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Mar 26, 2021
 
4.43 by BeerInspector from Delaware on Jan 29, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

On draft. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of rye whiskey, chocolate, molasses and toffee. Strong whiskey taste with vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee and caramel.

Jan 24, 2021
 
4.7 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jan 02, 2021
 
4.34 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin on Dec 17, 2020
 
4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Dec 13, 2020
Photo of beaulabauve
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beaulabauve from Louisiana

This might be the best tasting beer I have ever had!

Dec 13, 2020
 
4.34 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Nov 11, 2020
 
4.54 by Kuelsken from Michigan on Sep 27, 2020
 
4.45 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Aug 30, 2020
Photo of tobelerone
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tobelerone from New Jersey

I was stunned at how good this beer was. I was hopeful but cautious as the other Destihl beers I’ve had were decent enough but not close to the quality of this barrel aged stout. Another review compared it to BCBS and that’s more than fair, it’s actually quite similar. Maybe ever so slightly lighter in body but not at all to its detracting. The difference in rye vs bourbon barreling is fairly subtle but as an avid consumer of both spirits I thought I detected a bit of the spicy pepperiness of the rye. Understated oak note offers a touch of dryness to counterbalance the chocolatey sweetness. Not at all excessive or cloying. Just a phenomenal beer all around.

Addendum: nearly a year later I’m having this beer again (august 1/2021); I still feel it’s an exceptional barrel aged beer just one step down from the most elite. It’s got a good deal of bitterness, particularly in the finish, and some woody dryness. I really like the feel here, medium-full with a creamy aspect and some carbonation; it’s not sticky, and very enjoyable sip after sip.
A big stout that’s pleasing to drink over 16 ounces, and That’s saying something,
As so many stouts these days feel like they were designed to be consumed in 3-4oz portions and then you’re wishing they’d go away.

Aug 28, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Jet black color with a dark tan head that rises slowly after an aggressive pour, this massive beer features rich dark chocolate, toffee, and spicy rye notes on the nose - and dark cherries, or in beer nerd parlance, stone fruit.

I am now officially salivating.

The dark chocolate and rye flavors are really nice, but what elevates this beer 3 or 4 notches for me is the toffee flavor (think Heath bar, old timers) and the dark cherry flavor, which guides this RIS into a soft landing.

And then, when you think the ride is over, you get a subtle burn from the barrel at the way WAY back of your palate.

Wow.

The mouthfeel is very full and approaches creamy. This is, quite simply, magnificent.

Aug 06, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by stortore from Illinois

16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 10/31/19, had 7/3/20.

Pours an opaque and thick looking dark brown, with a quarter inch quickly dissipating head and some light, soapy cling. Aromas of rye whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, oak, some toffee. Similar flavors- rye whiskey, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, caramel, light cocoa. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

Just an excellent rye barrel stout. Have had this a few times over the years at events and it’s terrific every time. Really roasty, like an RIS should be. Well worth a purchase.

Jul 26, 2020
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Jun 30, 2020
 
3.46 by StoutSnob40 from California on May 08, 2020
 
3.71 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Apr 19, 2020
 
4.1 by Manta200 from Kentucky on Apr 10, 2020
 
4.42 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Apr 02, 2020
 
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Mar 15, 2020
 
4.52 by mjpolzin from Wisconsin on Mar 15, 2020
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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

A: This pours as expected: pitch black with a foamy tan head that quickly dissipates.

S: Marshmallow chocolate and rye appear in the aroma. Can't wait to dig in!

T: Awesome. I get rye barrel, chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, and caramel. The flavor is very intense. It's sweet but not overly so. Has some warmth to it which I enjoy.

M: Lovely consistency... silky smooth, thick, fluffy.

O: This reminds me a lot of Goose Island BCBS. I compare a lot of big stouts to BCBS, but it's the perfect example of a BA stout in my opinion. Dosvidanya has a very similar flavor and consistency, despite the rye barrel (vs. the bourbon barrel in BCBS). This is not only a world-class beer, but tied with BCBS for me.

Mar 10, 2020
 
4.3 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Mar 08, 2020
Dosvidanya - Rye Barrel from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 140 ratings