Oriel / Wicked Barrel See the Light?
Oriel Beer

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Stout - Russian Imperial
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3.91 | pDev: 5.12%
Oriel Beer
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Something holy, something wicked... We joined our forces and created an experience. Bringing together Belgian style influence in a traditional Russian Imperial Stout has an outcome quite noticeable.

A blast of sweet chocolate, pralines, coffee, molasses and roasted notes come in a creamy, smooth, balanced taste by few esters and with a refermentation in the bottle, everything becomes more interesting. Let yourself be seduced and See the Light or the darkness!
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qrazvan from Romania

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown colour with a significant head, decent carbonation and a young body, not very dense.
The smell is not overwhelming, mainly coffee and chocolate.
The taste is more refreshing than expected, with some fresh herbal notes, mixed between the coffee, caramel and chocolate/cocoa. A bit astringent initially. becoming sweeter towards the end.
Oriel kept its character and didn't deliver a pure RIS, as expected, but rather transformed a belgian ale to the point that one could say it's a strong porter, with its roots still present.
Nice collaboration!

Jul 01, 2019
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mishi_d from Romania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with brown head, aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, taste of roasted malt, dried fruits, chocolate and coffee, medium body and carbonation.

Jul 30, 2019
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has roasted malt with some yeast esters. Taste has roasted malt bitterness, quite ashy with some spicy yeast notes. Medium body and carbonation. A bit astringent and quite roasty.

Apr 07, 2019
Oriel / Wicked Barrel See the Light? from Oriel Beer
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 3 ratings