Big White Cloud | Root + Branch Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Root + Branch Brewing
New York, United States
rootandbranchbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Big White Cloud is a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with a large portion of malted and flaked oats, along with thoughtful additions of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts; and conditioned at cool temperatures with organic raw cacao nibs and Ugandan vanilla beans.

Added by StoutSnob40 on 12-11-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
9
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 1
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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.04/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greywulfken
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with wheat, flaked and malted oats, chocolate malts and roasted barley, and conditioned on raw organic cacao nibs and Ugandan vanilla beans; 12/15/18 can release...

Relatively thick black pour produces the same in a nonic pint, but just a quick, slim film of tan foam on top... Solid aromas of chocolate syrup and vanilla on the nose, with undertones of sweet black coffee... Presents similarly on the taste - a rich but only moderately sweet beer - chocolate and vanilla apparent but not overpowering or cloying... Bittersweetness is balanced, and affords some drying on the finish, but the sugars are still present... Just a touch of roasty charred malt... The body is super-big, round and rolling and smooth and deep - real killer...

Root + Branch is super-local to me, being in Wantagh, and their beers are brewed and canned by similarly local Great South Bay Brewery - so I doubt this gets any real distro outside of Long Island - but like Nightmare Brewing, Sand City, Other Half , and a handful of others, these are some seriously good beers - don't pass 'em up...

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Phenomenal fluid

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4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.89/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Big White Cloud from Root + Branch Brewing
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 9 ratings