Nexus of the Universe Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
Third Space Brewing

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #308
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Ranked #10,680
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 8.6%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
From:
Third Space Brewing
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Nexus of the Universe is a Russian Imperial Stout aged in brandy and bourbon barrels for nine months with cacao and vanilla added.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of barnzy78
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, December 2019. 12% ABV. Barrel Type: Bourbon and Brandy. Additions: Cacao & Vanilla Bean. Thick black stout with a thick khaki head. Boozy aroma along with hints of oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, and roast. Full flavored with notes of dark cocoa, bourbon, oak, vanilla, cherry, plum, roast & char, earthy hops. Full & creamy body, alcohol is warming, ample carbonation, finish is semi-dry with a nice meld & balance of all flavors. Excellent!

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Photo of nidetzg
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted as a sample pour at the brewery. Dark color with tan head that lingered. Smell is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is the same, with a bit of heat but ultimately an extremely smooth experience. The flavors linger on the palate well after swallowing, which is just as well because this is a fantastic-tasting beer. Feel is medium for a barrel-aged stout; it could be a bit better with a thicker mouthfeel but other than that this is a beer to seek out, try and savor. Would absolutely recommend buying this anytime it's available.

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Nexus of the Universe Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout from Third Space Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 13 ratings