Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Dosvidanya | DESTIHL Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
DosvidanyaDosvidanya
BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
175 Ratings
DosvidanyaDosvidanya
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like a Russian Matryoshka or 'nesting' doll, the secret of Dosvidanya® Russian Imperial Stout lies locked deep within her mysterious & elaborate wooden layers. The hidden soul of this oak bourbon barrel-aged beer that we said Dosvidanya ('goodbye') to several months before revealing, is its rich flavors like dark chocolate, toffee, black cherries and coffee along with robust & roasty maltiness that finishes dry.

84 IBU

Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout Category

Added by emerge077 on 12-09-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,863
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
175
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
45
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Afeo
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tprshaw
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowers-Brew
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prager62
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle from 2016 served in a 12oz. snifter.

Look- Pours a silky looking dark brown generating a few centimeters of tan foam. It quickly settles to a ring around the glass.

Smell- Bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, char, vanilla and mild tobacco.

Taste- Slightly sweet chocolate, bourbon, figs, dates, vanilla and oak.

Feel- Medium thick and oily with a pronounced alcohol heat.

Overall- A slightly sweet and robust barrel aged stout that brings some heat. Perfect for a cold day and I would imagine this cellaring well with more time. I have another that I'm going to keep stashed for a later date.

 611 characters

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Toasted coconut, Vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate brownie batter, espresso and cherry skin. Charred malt profile. Medium bodied. Dark and rich. Complex. A bit spicy. Super oaky, fairly bitter and very dry finish. Really excellent.

 232 characters

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveTheBrit
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.32/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teraflx
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I know Destihl by their sours, so I approached this with some trepidation, but my beer store buddy in Minnesota (man, do I miss him) told this was the shiznit, so I bought a bottle. I wish I'd purchased a case.

It pours jet black with a finger or so of tan head. Check. The first clue you're in for something beyond your typical BA RIS is the nose - loads of cocoa, char, dark chocolate. Where's the booze in this 12.5% ABV monster???

It's not readily apparent on the taste, either - HUGE cocoa and dark chocolate, and the slightest bit of oak. And then, after you take a sip and set your glass down, the alcohol presents itself for a bit, like the jokester conducting a snipe hunt.

This is simply a magnificent representation of the style, IMHO.

 754 characters

Photo of Zoomslowik
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L- Black with a khaki colored, creamy head. Decent retention. Leaves lots of lacing.

S- Dark chocolate and roasted malts with a little booze. A little sugary once it warms up a bit more.

T- Fairly heavy on the roasted malts. A bit of oak and dark chocolate. There's a little bitterness towards the finish that doesn't really fit.

F- Decent thickness and richness. Smooth.

O- It's a decent RIS, but the bitterness at the end really throws it off for me. Not my favorite.

 478 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Dosvidanya from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 175 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.