Dosvidanya Vanilla Rye
DESTIHL Brewery

Dosvidanya Vanilla RyeDosvidanya Vanilla Rye
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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #267
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,305
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 3.28%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
19
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DESTIHL Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
91
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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

canned 10/31/19
Pours a dark mocha colored foamy med-small head with fair retention for the abv, a bit of lacing, nice legs, inky black thick beer

Nose brings tons of malt, dark malts and toasted biscuity malts, a little toffee caramel, plenty of roasted malt and some roasted coffee, thick fudgey dark chocolate and a little baking spices into cookie dough, biscuity wafer cookie dough, some vanilla, raw earthy vanilla as well as some barrel notes, buttery oak and bitterscotch, into light rye whiskey, light perfumey alcohol and flash of dark fruits as it warms

Taste brings a lot more of the same but vanilla up front, loads of juicy raw vanilla, earthy vanilla, into dark chocolate and thick fudgey cocoa, some roasted malt and roasted coffee, then sweet characters, a little nougat, caramel, some toffee and a little butterscotch even, smooth but a bit hot alcohol yet not fusel, getting into more cookie dough and baking spices but very low on the licorice side, bitterness is fairly high, roasted malt bitterness and some spicy hops, barrel adds more baking spices and vanilla as well as some buttery oak and light rye whiskey but not a lot, nice buttery oak and toffee coming again late, also getting more fudgey, somehow a bit dry on the finish, although a little sticky, and more alcohol tingle

Mouth is fuller bod, thick heavy chewy and rich, medium carb, fair warming tingly alcohol

Overall quite nice, great base stout which I already knew, lots of nice vanilla, good barrel, whiskey was alittle light but OK, alcohol was definitely present, but at 12.5% it's hard to hide, enjoyable sipper

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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

Bottled November 2017; drank 2/2/18 @ the Yachives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge, noisy tan head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Vanilla, mild raspberry, faint chocolate & faint bourbon notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Vanilla, oak & mild bourbon flavors up front; chocolate notes on the finish.

Smooth & easy to drink, if a tad boozy. I'd have another...

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Dosvidanya Vanilla Rye from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 19 ratings