Tröegs Impending Descent | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This colossal, palate-numbing Imperial Stout is brewed with six different malt varieties to unleash a barrage of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and coffee on the tongue. Copious amounts of American hops impart a serious dose of grapefruit rind and pine resin, resulting in a labyrinth of complex flavors and aromas.

119 IBU

Added by markwillia1 on 11-20-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,422
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
151
pDev:
8.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
Trade:
5
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Reviews by fourstringer:
Photo of fourstringer
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. Scratch Beer Series. No date.

A: Deep, chocolate brown body. Opaque in the glass. 1/2 finger mocha-colored head. Ok retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Boozy, rum. Dark Chocolate. Coffee. Light toffee and nuts. A little Jagermeister? Touch of indistinct berry, dark fruit.

T: Chocolatey, roasted malts open. A cacao-type bitterness slowly develops to a distinctly dry finish. Lingering, piney bitterness in the aftertaste - perhaps a bit much, honestly. Moderate alcohol presence.

M: Moderate carbonation with medium to full body. Appropriately rich on the palate.

O: Nice looking and great smelling. The taste, however, struck me as a bit unbalanced. The malt is great, but the assertive, piney hops clash a bit with the chocolate & coffee IMO.

Prost!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first of all, this drinks like 7% abv, i never would have guessed it was so strong. it doesnt show a trace of this kind of strength, so well done and look out! it also presents itself more as a black ipa than a russian imperial. it smells really hoppy, citrus and bitterness both, and not just from the gratuitous amount of dark roasted barley in here, but from the hops too. high alpha and pungent in the nose, with aromas of dark chocolate and ash pushing through the foamy tan head and jet black body. more balanced i think in the taste than in the smell, where its nowhere near is hoppy in the flavor as it is in the bitterness department. dark malts dominate, melted chocolate, spent coffee grounds, minerals, maybe some oats. its creamy and big feeling, almost too bitter for its gentle mouthfeel, palate coating and expansive, but on the dry side for what it is. maybe not the most true to style russian imperial due to all these hops in here, but the layers of flavor are tremendous and it ends up being stupidly drinkable because the alcohol or sugars normally present here never show up. i loved every drop of this.

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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/27...on tap in Hershey PA...all black, tan foam ring, completely blacked out. Rich coffee nose, cocoa too. Espresso beans for good measure. Flavorful roasted body, coffee forward, gritty bitter. Dark chocolate beneath. Another win.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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