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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,453
Reviews:
2,824
Ratings:
6,729
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a solid chocolate stout...

I've had some success with these Brooklyn offerings and this stout turns out to be no different. As advertised, the damn thing is black, maybe even blacker than black. When I poured it into a Guinness glass, it even looked like a Guinness - black liquid, dark tan foam, and some good staying power. The smell was an even mix of booze and chocolate, but that did not translate to the taste. Try as I might, all I could really pull out was the boozy character of the beer - I liked it, but I was expecting something more balanced. Mouthfeel, after it warmed, was slightly creamy and a tad smooth, but first out of the bottle it was quite carbonated. I liked liked this one and would certainly reach for it again during this "cold" FLA winters...

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobwor
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmecca
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrRB
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't say that I really enjoyed this beer. Near black body with brown foam. The nose is moderately intense and exhibits mostly roasted malt with hazelnut and some faint dark chocolate. The taste is rather dry and savory – little chocolate to speak of. A distinct note of soy lingers on the palate, leading to a slightly astringent finish. A bit austere and one-dimensional. [12 oz. bottle into snifter]

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Photo of pajeff
3.32/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Burghman
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine example if a stout . Has a bit of a weird fruity flavor like cherries maybe . hides the abv well, would drink again but not regularly .

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Photo of tbrax34
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Loved it in 2015. The 2016 version tasted boozier to me and I didn’t enjoy it as much, though it was still very damn good. It’s a winter must have; one of the few reasons to look forward to the cold.

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Photo of izzyismyrott
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Didier
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexanderplatz
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark brown, opaque. Tan head fades to lacing.
S: Like the flavor, well balanced between chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Hint of booziness.
T: Well balanced between roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. A hint of sweetness but not as sweet nor as chocolatey as Founders Breakfast Stout. Mild bitterness at finish tastes like baker's chocolate.
F: Medium body.
O: A well made stout.

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Photo of Coho11
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tcsox
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tohibii
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BearBrewing
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Herringii
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- Dark and soupy in nature.
Smell- Dark roasty. Chocolately and a bit of alcohol.
Taste- Dark chocolate and a bit fruity. Like the smell there’s a bit of alcohol.
Feel- Thick and full.
Overall- Dark, strong, and delicious! The epitome of imperial stout. Everything I love in a beer!

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Photo of gardner254
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 38 days ago poured into a snifter at fridge temp 10% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with no light penetration. The head is light brown and slow to settle leaving behind significant lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with no one dominant. The taste is smooth dark malt with dark chocolate undertones. The second half of the taste is roasty bitterness with a slight booze presence. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry. Overall, great imperial stout. I love the balance and the fact that I enjoy this fresh instead of having to age several years like some other RIS. Recommended.

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