"Old Yeltsin" Imperial Stout | Hoptown Brewing Company

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"Old Yeltsin" Imperial Stout"Old Yeltsin" Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Hoptown Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 07-09-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of JohnnyDuvel
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a heluva good stout. Nice balance, smooth, nice body. Hops and bitterness present, but not overdone. Nice expresso-chocolate notes, alcohol well hidden. This is one well worth trying. The real deal. Somewhere between Old Rasputin and Sammy Smith. This is probably as good as any stout I've had, other than the Smith's (which is still my favorite).

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Photo of BierReise
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much of a head on this one but all the characteristics of the style. Slight alcohol in the nose along with coffee, hops and a faint caramel aroma. Very English smelling and similar to Samuel Smiths. Alcohol is very present here with a pungent aroma. Body is medium to full and smooth as expected. A little sweet with fantastic roasted malt flavor and finishing a little dry. Great stout! I'm impressed!

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The color looked promising when it poured on the verge of black, thick with dark brown foam. Then the smell of of citrus was very evident along with roasted malts. The taste was a dissapointment. It tasted of burnt roasted malts, with a sour taste of citrus. Although it was creamy it didn't help the flavor.

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Photo of Gusler
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From pour to the last drop, one of the better “Imperials I’ve tasted lately and a sure repeat as soon as I can place another order with “Hi-Time Wines”. The beer pours a Beau Ideal stout deep brown to black color with the head enormous in size, creamy in it consistency and a delightful chocolate brown color, the residual lace, sticky glutinous sheets to cover the glass. The aroma of toasted grain, coffee, sweet milk chocolate and of course sweet to the senses, “Perfecto”, start ambrosial with a nice grain profile, the top chocolate fudge thick, rich, sweet, and the finish biting in its hop spiciness, mellow on the carbonation, chocolate dry aftertaste that lingers on well after the last drop is siphoned from the glass. Big 9% ABV makes it a beer for these wet and cold winter nights, a real “Yummy for the Tummy”.

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Photo of maxpower
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black color, chocolate pudding-bready aroma, dark roasty coffee chocolate fruity flavor, tan creamy head hig hoppy lasting finish, an easy drinking Imperial stout.I could drink more than on in a sitting.

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"Old Yeltsin" Imperial Stout from Hoptown Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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