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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#334
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
731
pDev:
7.24%
 
 
Wants:
590
Gots:
122
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 731 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of DaveCash
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LoudRed
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a very dark brown hue with a a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has roasted malts, dark chocolate and slight coffee hints
T-The taste follows the nose with roasted malts, dark chocolate and slight coffee
M-A medium bodied moderately carbonated beer with the flavors opening up as the beer warms
O-A very nicely balance Russian Imperial Stout

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Photo of Burt
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Daveshek28
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours like dirty motor oil with a thick beige head; leggy, with a draping of lace

Smell: Chocolate fudge, caramel, graham, dried cherry and roasted walnut

Taste: Chocolate fudge forward, with caramel and graham cracker tones emerging; hints of dark dried cherry and roasted walnut; earthy hop flavors build, through the middle, providing a lot of complexity as the flavors merge into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Hiding the ABV surprisingly well, this is one of the more complex Imperial Stouts I have encountered; not sure what the difference is between a "British Style Imperial Stout" and a Russian Imperial Stout but this is one terrific brew

Thanks, Skellbop, for the opportunity

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Photo of npolachek
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black, Good head.

S: Coffee, Fruit, Molasses

T: Fruit and Molasses, balanced, solid.

M: Full bodied, some carbonation

O: Solid Stout drinks well for the ADV. Highly recommend.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap

S: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and molasses with a bit of coffee and dark fruit

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and molasses and then goes into the dark fruit, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some char towards the end. Finishes with lingering roast, dark fruit, and molasses

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great British-style stout that packs a punch. Alcohol is hidden well, which makes for a nice sipper. Definitely worth getting your hands on

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mjmoney23
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hudhawk
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mschrei
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very good example of the Russian Imperial Stout style, and a beer that lives up to its name. Dark, creamy head and lacing. Roasty and malty scents, notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and molasses. Big dark malt flavors. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee, but not a lot of sweetness nor bitterness. Sweet welcoming aftertaste, however. Feel is mellow and velvety, neither thick nor oily. Mild alcohol presence. Excellent beer.

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Photo of thoglund
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lccrunchy
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of harsley
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of raycoll
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GravityKills
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheppard
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks the part. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Smells the part too. There's a nutty aroma. It's rich, chocolatey, decadent, with a touch of almond nuttyness. It's is smooth and viscous. While this isn't my ideal beer for this particular time, this is fantastic.

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Luscious from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 731 ratings