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Imperial Stout (Brewmaster Reserve) | Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
118 Ratings
Imperial Stout (Brewmaster Reserve)Imperial Stout (Brewmaster Reserve)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Oregon, United States
fullsailbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed & released every other year

First Release - March 2010

Added by Wasatch on 03-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,840
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
118
pDev:
11.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank a batch 1 (2010) of this last night. Pours black with some dark brown around the edges, real soft carbonation led to a brown head 1/5" deep. Aroma was roasted malt and dark fruit, minor oxidization.

Taste, more of the dark fruit roastiness. This one really transformed into some Russian Imperial Stout like dimensions, body seemed like it had thinned out over the last 7.5 years in exchange for all those dark fruit fig and raisin like notes. The roasting and alcohol was less prominent than it was with the bottle I drank in 2010.

I think the one major thing I notice is how "thin" this beer is compared to "imperial" stouts of 2017. This one might not even qualify anymore by contemporary standards. Neat to try, a little $5 experiment bottle, but hardly the stuff legends are made of.

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Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RyanByorick
4.67/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice burbon taste. Smooth body.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

2014 edition.
Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 05.24.14.

A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. Fizzy tan ring at the top.

S: Vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, woodiness. It smells balanced.

T: Vanilla, bourbon, and fig dominate. Woodiness and roastiness are subtle.

M: Creamy. A little light and bubbly in the mouth compared to other BB stouts.

O: This is a well put together BB stout. It is milder in flavor than others, but the balance is perfect. This is in my rotation and it's always consistent.

Rating: A

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Wayne17
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ahbithwabm
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Kept this bottle since spring of 2013 which was when purchased. This was one that kept staring at me in my beer cellar; or fridge as it were next to my clown shoes and Yetis. Poured with little head, but not expected from a stout like this. Poured black with little bubbles on the top off into a imperial pint glass. Fair lacing, sticky. Smelled like a boozey beer with good malt character. Taste great. I think Full Sail did great here. Heavy up front malt with hop character but not over powering either. Taste like sweet then bitter. Good balance but could be better. This was a good treat. Would buy again and would reccomend to other stout fans. Not bad for a cold night here in Texas. This is a sipper and deserves respect when consuming. Not a real heavy hitter as I expected, only 7.2%. Taste like it has more Abv. Cheers!

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Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Imperial Stout (Brewmaster Reserve) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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