Murder
Bombastic Brewing

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Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.5%
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Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 7.93%
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Ratings:
9
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Bombastic Brewing
 
Idaho, United States
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MurderMurder
Notes: Stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, ancho chiles and cayenne.
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Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger and a half high dense tan head that gradually died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate and cocoa nibs are present in the nose.
T: The taste initially starts out like the smell with flavors of chocolatey cocoa nibs but almost immediately transitions to spiciness from the ancho chilies and cayenne pepper; these linger into the finish along with some hints of cinnamon.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a moderate to strong amount of heat from the peppers, particularly in the finish.
O: This is Russian Imperial Stout packs in a lot of heat. While it does a very good job at hiding the alcohol from the taste the peppers are what get to you and make this a slow sipper.

Serving type: can

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 11/27/2019. Pours 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. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, cinnamon, ancho chile, cayenne pepper, vanilla, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, ancho, cayenne, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, cinnamon, ancho chile, cayenne pepper, vanilla, roasted nuts, biscuit, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, grass, peppery, roast, charred bitterness; and cinnamon/pepper spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, cinnamon, ancho chile, cayenne pepper, vanilla, roasted nuts, biscuit, dark bread/crust, licorice, molasses, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, herbal, grass, peppercorn, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, ancho, cayenne, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet and spiciness balance; with no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Mild increasing warmth of 10.5%, and lingering spice heat after the finish. Overall this is an awesome spiced Russian imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, ancho, cayenne, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV with the mellowly bitter/charred/spicy/drying finish; great soft/silky feel with the spices. Awesome balance of super rich malts, cocoa, vanilla, chile, cayenne, and earthy hops. Mild residual sweetness with lingering bitter/spicy dryness. Very pronounced on spice flavors, but not overwhelming. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on base style example.

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Photo of DokiDokiLitFam
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours translucent brown. When it's in the glass it's a dark opaque brown. Two fingers of light brown smooth head. Mild lacing.

Nose is strong cinnamon, malt, chocolate, vanilla. Cinnamon is quite dominant.

Taste is cinnamon, chocolate, malt. Spicy on the back of the throat. One of the most spicy stouts I've had.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. A little disappointing. The Murder On Drury Lane was beautifully soft, smooth, and dense. This leaves a lot to be desired.

Overall its not bad but compared to other Mexican style stouts I've had its not close to the best. Enjoyable but forgettable.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice Russian imperial stout - canned date 11/27/19. Unique flavors for a stout and the spice worked very well with the richer flavors. Pours a sludgy thicker black color with a minimal film of tan head and really no lingering lacing. Smells of faint ancho spice and heat, medium roast coffee, rich dark fudge chocolate, malt, nuts, caramel and vanilla. Taste follows the nose, good amount of spicy heat at the finish which is well balanced by the sweeter chocolate and malt notes. Smooth mild mouthfeel, not that creamy, decent carbonation. Would have loved to see a little more depth but the balance was good and the uniqueness of the spice was a nice addition.

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Photo of brenn79
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle- Pours black with a medium dark tan head that retains fairly well. Aroma is cinnamon, cocoa nibs, a touch of cayenne pepper, not getting much of the chilies unfortunately, also tobacco, leather, toffee, rich and decadent. The taste is cinnamon, cocoa, rich without being too sweet, alcohol warming, cayenne is there, but hidden, the chilies again are mostly absent, a touch of heat slowly builds with each sip. Delicious, with all beers with peppers, it can never be enough for me, but this has a nice balance for most people.

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Murder from Bombastic Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 9 ratings