Untitled Art / Voodoo - Imperial Stout
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Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #322
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,699
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 4.07%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
25
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Untitled Art
 
Wisconsin, United States
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One-off
Wants
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Gots
  4
SCORE
91
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Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can from Tavour. Black pour, beige head disappears. Roasty, chocolaty aroma with hints of coffee. Taste is sweet, more chocolate, more roast, cacao, light savory accents. Rich, smooth, velvety.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Midnight black body with a tan cap. Brownie batter, roasted malt, soil, nuts, vanilla, and more semi-sweet chocolate aromas, it simultaneously smells like a classic stout but with a chocolate flair that is dynamic. Taste is more monotone, with char, fudge, roasted barley/malt, and earth, still very good. Body is not as foreboding as it looks, going down smooth with some light booziness, roast, and sweetness.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours midnight black with no highlights showing. A finger worth of caramel colored crown rests on top and holds well.

The nose brings huge layers of chocolate, fudge, caramel and roasty malts.

The taste brings a huge roastiness. Black coffee, some bread, chocolate fudge. Lingering bitterness. Bitter baker chocolate.

While the alcohol isn’t undetectable, it’s very easy for 12%. Roastiness and bitterness linger all the way through like a good cup of black coffee.

Overall, I enjoyed this more than expected. A straight up, no adjunct winner. Delivered on classic tastes.

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Photo of oldmankoch
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

For a non adjunct RIS this is incredibly delicious. Coffee, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Oak, Char and Biscuit all play together to make quite the symphony. Mouthfeel is very full/chewy/viscous. Very pleased with this collaboration....one of UA better in recent memory.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night. Impressive mocha head-cobwebs of lacing.

Cocoa, roast, char, anise and coffee on the nose.

Taste mimics the nose. Deep flavor profile. Nice depth and delicious.

Thick, coating mouthfeel. Low, prickly carbonation. Very nice.

This is pretty impressive. Think Even More Jesus. Highly recommended.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 8/21/2019. Pours dense opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, dark bread/crust, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a fantastic roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 12%, with no lingering booze after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish; amazingly soft/silky feel for the ABV. Super rich black/roast/bready malts, balancing earthy hops, and restrained fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. This is basically spot on for an RIS, if there was a bit more hops/bitterness it would be perfect.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the tall boy can in a snifter. This beefy beast pours a deep
dark oily black with a fantastic head of brown foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin wafting layer, and shows some very nice
lacing. Nose of coffee, dark cocoa, char, dark fruits, and
hints of brewers licorice. Flavors hit the WOW point with
aplomb. Dark cocoa abounds with dark espresso and
notes of strong booze laden fig and dates with anise
notes drenched in black strap molasses. Excellent mouth
feel; full body, coating, smooth, rich, medium light
carbonation is lively and gives some needed lift, and
finishes rich, sticky, and warming.

Positively DELICIOUS, and one of the best new stouts
I have tried so far this year.

Cheers

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Photo of Roguer
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big frothy and uneven dark tan head. Retention is so-so; very little lacing.

Big roasty nose, with char, brown sugar, molasses, prunes, toffee, nuts, banana, cola, coffee, tannins, blueberries, and fainter notes of chocolate and cream.

Big, thick, creamy, assertive, and lively on the palate. Some sweetness from the heavy malt bill, but not a dessert stout; think, a slightly sweeter Ten-Fidy. Molasses, licorice, char, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, grapes. A touch too lively, with just too much bite, but a mouth-filling, huge, chewy body. Very little heat; this could easily pass for 9% - or less - if not for the huge body.

Fantastic straight up imperial stout, with nothing amiss. Really hearkens back to the trailblazers of modern American Imperial Stouts: Founders Imperial Stout, Ten-Fidy, et al.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is thick black.
Small dark tan head. Fades to tiny thin ring. Little to no lace, oily residue.
Nose is dark malt, rich dark chocolates.
Taste is semi sweet, massive amounts of dark and milk chocolate. Low bitterness.
Sticky mouthful. Lingering after taste.
Full bodied, medium carbonation.

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Untitled Art / Voodoo - Imperial Stout from Untitled Art
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 25 ratings