Privyet Russian Imperial Stout | DESTIHL Brewery

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Privyet Russian Imperial StoutPrivyet Russian Imperial Stout
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4.11/5
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35 Ratings
Privyet Russian Imperial StoutPrivyet Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Privyet, which is Russian for 'hi' or 'hey', is the base beer for our award-winning, bourbon barrel-aged Dosvidanya®. Even though this beer isn't aged in oak barrels, it greets you with a color as dark as night, a thick, tan head & characters of dark chocolate and roasted malts with abundant fruity esters. Generous hop additions balance the maltiness of this beer, along with a mouthfeel that is rich, creamy, full and smooth. Ypa!

Added by Elumbeer on 01-25-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,541
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Looks like stamped canning date is '10/04/18'.
Black colored body, with only the tiniest of a sliver of dark brown back lit highlight. Two finger expressive tan colored head settled, after a few minutes, to a thin cap and ring. Leaves behind some oily spots of lacing but no patterns.
Aroma is vibrant, and full of dark roasted malts, with side smells of molasses and licorice.
Taste is expressive with dark roasted malts, with results in a full expression of molasses for an end of profile flavor. As the beer warms, a dark chocolate emerges along with a touch of tang from dark fruit. Has a touch of smoke.
Medium to full mouth feel. Supportive carbonation. Finish is of a dry nature.
The entire smell and flavor profile is positive for me, and very dramatic in expression. More of the more opaque beers I have reviewed.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mzablocki
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tp1962
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11/30/18 Had a glass of this today at Decatur Brew Works, Decatur Illinois. Exceptional tasting RIS . Notes of molasses, sweet, smoke and wood. Excellent finish. Will definitely look for this again! Well Done!
12/11/18 Found this readily available at Famous Liquors in Decatur, Illinois.
Exceptional RIS. Quickly becoming my all time favorite!

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Photo of jbehlar
3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Interesting take on the RIS, which destihl does well by the way. The thai chile actually doesn't stick out as much as one would think, rather it melds into the roasted malt rather seamlessly, and the cinnamon adds some zip to the finish. Could use a little more depth behind these flavors and roasted malt, dark chocolate and other RIS staples. Smell was a little dull, missing the zip that the taste has.

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Photo of Fubudu187
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Labeorphile
4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stortore
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into a snifter. Bottled 2/3/16, had 6/9/17.

Pours very dark and opaque, with a one inch foamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light smoke and molasses. The taste follows the nose- malt- less roasted, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, some molasses. A good amount of bitterness throughout. Smooth, creamy, a very good full body, well carbonated.

Have had on tap as well, like the bottle better, maybe because of the aging. Straightforward, but well defined flavor and aroma. Certainly worth a purchase, but a high price point.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoreyC
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevSal
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

fantastic extra from 4dloveofstouts. thank you for your generousity. drank side by side the ba version

looks great in the glass, 2 inch khaki colored head. beer is completely dark

smell is rich roasted malts, definitly an ris, signature baltic type roastiness.

flavor is layers of roasted malts, rich and decadent. slight sweetness in the back end, no alch

mouthfeel is big. can't taste the alch in it. crap didn't realize it was 12%. very well hidden and very drinkable

overall this is a fantastic beer for the style on its one. rich and thick. perfect choice for barrelaging which came out fantastic!

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Supergenou
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, wood, toffee, dough, and a hint of roasted malt. Fits the style of a Russian Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness and dryness. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong sweet malt, roasted malt, slight wood, hint of toffee, slight dough, and hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of kidzord
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Privyet Russian Imperial Stout from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 35 ratings