Tonight At Noon | Interboro Spirits and Ales

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Brewed by:
Interboro Spirits and Ales
New York, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout aged in red wine barrels for 1 year

Brewed with our friends from Pipeworks Brewing. Imperial stout brewed with English Golden Promise, Chocolate malt & Roast wheat. Fermented with English Ale yeast, and hopped with Apollo. Rich and full bodied, this beer was primarily brewed to be put down in Red Wine barrels, however the offering currently available was conditioned exclusively in steel.

OG: 26
IBU: 75

Added by ThatsThatDude on 10-02-2017

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wanted to like this collab between Interboro and Pipeworks as I think both of them have made some fabulous beers that I've been lucky enough to get my hands on. While this wasn't a drain pour, this had an odd taste and a *very* thin consistency to it that wasn't fitting for a Russian Imperial Stout. It was a welcome change from the IPA's that I'm used to from these guys, but there wasn't much of any heft outside of the amount of alcohol that was present...

Of course, the pour to this was dark - root beer-like with a mocha head full of big bubbles that quickly, and loudly, settled down. No lacing could be seen on the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this and there was quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the liquid too, but that was probably more to do with me than the way this was crafted. Milk and bitter chocolate, cherry, and booze filled the subdued nose as the taste featured all of those as well. Licorice, nuts, and red wine filled my palate as I sipped this but seriously, how many Russian Imperial Stouts have those flavors in their profile? The roast wheat gave this a mild burnt feel and plenty of body but this just seemed too odd to me to ever fully catch on...

Of course, this was plenty strong but that was a detraction as this went down *too* easily for a beer of this sort. This had a date of 10/4 from last year with "LIFE AFTER DARK" written above it but even if I had this fresh, I doubt that I would have warmed up to it (no pun intended). A rare misfire from both parties involved - at least the label was worth holding onto...

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtis6290
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a bit too thin, a relatively see-through brown. Smell is dark fruits and hot. Taste is similar, that's very shallow. There is really no richness here at all. It tastes thin boozy. Really not what I am looking for in a stout.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
2.69/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Slick black with a loud, fizzy tan head that just wants to die quickly, leaving nothing but a faint thin ring.

Smell is fusil with faint accents of botanical evergreen and cedar, as well as sassafras, cola and molasses, and a slight hint of cocoa dusted almond and roasted malt.

Taste is boozy, almost like it's been aged in spirit barrels, botanical almost, so closer to gin than anything else. Other flavors of cola, sassafras, licorice and light pine pop in, with some mixed nuts. There are no real classic properties of a Stout at all, but there are some metallic red fruits and coffee liqueur notes in the swallow.

At only 10%, this has a similar flavor profile as a Bruery stout, almost like champagne yeast was used. It has a sort of sharp bright alcohol, with a thin feel, a mild, bubbly thin carbonation, finishing semi-dry with a little sting. It's painful to drink on the tongue and throat, and even feels acidic on the teeth.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tonight At Noon from Interboro Spirits and Ales
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 9 ratings