Dosvidanya | DESTIHL Brewery

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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

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:
#2,178
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
206
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
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31
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Reviews by jxc5:
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SanFranJake
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering most of the top. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, a hefty amount of roasted barley, and dark chocolate. I'm tasting sweet bourbon with the roasted barley making an appearance at the back of the palate and then it's more sweet, boozy bourbon in the finish. There's also dark chocolate and dates in the mix. The mouth is chewy, thick, and warm with alcohol.

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Photo of FlaviusG
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smells like toffee, caramel, raisins. Smooth, mocha, chocolate roasty notes.

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

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WoodBrew
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice imperial stout.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent ebony with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Stays evervescent throughout, epic head retention & lacing

S: Vanilla, cocoa, a touch of coconut? Plus Bourbon, once warm

T: Follows the nose, a little dark fruit, dark chocolate with woody hops & a kiss of booze & oaky dryness up front. A kiss of Bourbon as this warms, raisin, a touch of coffee & molasses & dryness as this warms. Finished oaky dry, with boozey Bourbon & a little raisin & plum & lovely chocolate notes

MF: Chewy, semi-firm carbonation, warming. Carbonation tamps down as this warms

Very nice take on the style, well worth a pick up for sure

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep midnight black with a nice layer of frothy caramel brown foam.

Dark chocolate, fresh coffee grounds, toffee, subtle fruitiness, and a welcoming whiff of bourbon.

Immediately flavors of oak and bourbon gentle wash over the tongue as flavors of cherry, coffee, chocolate, and roasty goodness soon follow.

Heavy-bodied, light-medium carbonation, viscous, chewy, pleasant bourbon warmth.

Overall, Destihl knocked it out of the park with this one!

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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2015 Batch

Black color with just over a finger of dense head that was slow to settle to a thick cap. But not much lacing is left down the glass. Just a few specks. Strong aroma of bourbon and oak. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, marshmallow, a touch of smoke, and alcohol. In the flavor the bourbon plays a prominent role. It is also on the hot side with the alcohol flavor and heat. Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and moderately roasted malt. Even though this boasts 84 IBUs the bitterness and the hop flavor are hard to pick out. Full body and nicely carbonated gives the beer a rich mouthfeel.

Nice barrel-aged stout that I think would of enjoyed more with a year or two of age on it to allow the heat to mellow out a bit.

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid Russian Imperial Stout! Had a recent share and this is one of the best Destihl beers I have ever had by far! Nice dark chocolate notes and very thick!

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4/5  rDev -5%

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

Photo of sahd-1
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a thin light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, dark toasted malt, vanilla, hints of dark fruit, chocolate and oak. Flavor is well integrated dark toasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocoalte and hints of dark stone fruit, oak, licorice and cherry; hints of butter and caramel. Nice moderate body with pleasant creaminess and good carbonation. A very flavorful and well balanced barrel aged RIS. Complex with no single flavor dominating. Although I like bourbon forward stouts, this more balanced flavor is very enticing. Delicious and well done.

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Dosvidanya from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 206 ratings