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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:
#285
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
637
pDev:
7.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
596
Gots:
94
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 637 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of Sabtos
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beautiful stark black with a dark mocha finger or two of dense foam settling to a sparse film and a creamy ring that wants to reach up on the glass.

Smell is very classic, and thankfully so--after having grinded through their overly hopped Porter the other day, this was a pleasant surprise. I get nutty, roasty coffee, almost smoky molasses and a cocoa dusted hickory.

Taste starts tangy and almost woody of hops, but smoothly transitions to a fittingly "luscious," chocolatey, nutty roasted coffee with a hint of raspberry on the finish.

Carbonation is round and thick, but also minimal, with a semi-dry, tingly finish. The little extra sweetness here definitely helps propel its flavor profile over Pappy's Porter and Beelzebub, for me.

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Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow for non BA this is solid! Love itwish i had more. :(

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Photo of bylerteck
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of esktime
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwbbq
3.75/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samact
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmonah3
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

16oz can, undated but purchased at the brewery and known to be fresh, poured into an Alchemist stemless angular glass. Enjoyed on 4.15.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a jet black color, thick and oily with a soft brown head, good height with nice retention and spotted lace. The aroma is great, lots of roast, tasted dark grain with bitter dark chocolate, stone fruits, molasses, licorice and brown sugar. The flavors offer a lot of bittersweet chocolate, smooth and hearty with some dark grain, light coffee roast, rich stone fruits offer a hint of acidity while licorice, brown sugar, nougat and brown sugar linger on the tongue. The mouthfeel is great, coating, creamy, thick and chewy full body with a very luscious texture and a soft but full finish.

Verdict: An excellent beer from The Alchemist. Known for their hops, but this is an extremely impressive RIS. Balanced, roasty, flavorful and as advertised, luscious.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chaaaaadddd!

Motor oil black appearance with a thin beige collar. Aromas of roast, chocolate, piney hops. Lovely flavor. Pronounced hop finish. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FCal79
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alexcortez426
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black, with thick chocolate colored foam.

Smell is full of coffee and licorice. Hints of soy.

Taste is just massive, with tons of coffee and licorice and just a hint of chocolate. Complex and lingering, awesome stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. A little bit thinner than I would like, but still very good.

Overall, just a LUSCIOUS beer, huge and complex.

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Photo of xt0n1cx
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khoff5
4.53/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of k47k
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Luscious from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 637 ratings
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