Evana | Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

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Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GreaterGoodImperials on 03-19-2018

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Bogdawg
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can served in a tulip. 10/29/18. Wife's internet friend sent it to her.

Pours black with a nice light brown head and a moderate to high carbonation. Smell is anise (lots of anise) and coffee. Maybe a little chocolate.

Taste is along the same lines, with the addition of strong roasty flavors.

Mouthfeel is thick, but not sticky. Overall, it's very good.

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Photo of Spluger
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice pour in a Spiegelau stout glass with a 3F head. Dark brown chocolate.
Vanilla, chocolate, lots of roasted malt in the aroma.
Viscous MF.
The taste is lacking the flavor profile of the aroma- mostly roasted malt.
Overall, very enjoyable. I would have liked more diversity in the flavor.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer pours a deep chocolate brown color with no light passing through my glass.
A minimal tan head foams up and fades quickly to nothing but a thin edge layer.
The aroma on this dark brew is roasty malt and some dark chocolate but no booze is present anywhere and hops are absent too.
First sip on this malt forward big beer is fairly thick with a fine and tingly carbonation. texture is a little chewy and the beer is a bit of a sipper. Flavor is all malt with dark chocolate and roasted malt notes and a little bit of brown sugar. But this beer is not sweet anywhere. I actually get some bitter coffee ground as it warms up a bit and the ABV is very well hidden.
This is a nice Imp Stout that is very drinkable for 10%. I could use a little more complexity in the flavor, but I am glad to have tried this one and would definitely drink it again, just wouldnt chase it down.

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Photo of SABERG
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an undated can at 50 deg into the test glass.
A - A big charge of floaties at the end kept this score down, Bakers chocolate colored, gentle carbonation is hidden. The thin mocha colored cap is evidence of its existence.
S - Roasted malts, a touch of smoky quality, lots of cocoa, and some spices like cinnamon, dark fruits as well.
T - Very much follows the nose, add coffee, and dried plum to that. Big flavors, play well together
M - Thick on the palate, a milky feel adds to the body, carbonation is no match, the center begins to dry a bit, with a wonderful surprise of dark cocoa and coffee at the end.
O - A good offering that I will revisit, the body and feel are great, flavors run in a narrow band which I truly appreciate.
Export stout big and bold.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/12/18

Pours very dark mocha smaller fizzy foamy head that retains fairly well for the abv, some lacing, pitch black beer, nice legs too

Nose tons of roast, roasted malts, char, cocoa, dark chocolate, little nougat marshmallow, caramel, hint of licorice, some lactose and milky milk chocolate, touch of spicy hop

Taste big rich malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, a little creamy lactose milk chocolate as well, some roast, black malt, plenty of dark caramel burnt caramel with a little char and roasted coffee, touch acrid, big spicy hop back end, fair bitterness especially late, a little fluffy nougat and marshmallow again, and licorice, finishing sticky mild sweet, a touch of alcohol, sweet malts, a little roast, dark chocolate, marshmallow

Mouth is thick chewy, a little lush, decent carb and only a touch of alcohol

Overall pretty nice, not much alcohol but I bet it will age nicely, great malts despite the little acrid roast which is manageable.

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Photo of bobstockwell
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aking32753
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evana from Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 11 ratings