Russian Imperial Stout | Full Circle Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Full Circle Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2007

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
24.05%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by GoreStorm:
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3.49/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

a - dark, no head though, full circles beers are occasionally kind of flat, not sure why.

s - fruity and malty

t - the alcohol comes through with a really fruity spicy sweetness, an interesting flavor but a bit too strong for me.

3 - this is the most interesting part, this sucker warms you up right away starting in the mouth.

d - between the alcohol and the powerful flavor, this isn't very drinkable but worth trying.

notes - they serve this only in half pints, and that's about all i wanted anyway so it worked out just fine.

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Photo of trocketsauced
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of rand
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of WizzardOfHops
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.15/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured brownish-black with 1 finger, foamy brown head. Mediocre lacing, but there was a defnite head. I must have had a different batch than Gorestorm.

Smell: Brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Maybe some cherries as well. Pretty standard imperial stout aroma with a bit more sweetness.

Taste: Really, really sweet. I thought it tasted like milk chocolate, however the brewmaster informed me that he only uses black and caramel malts in the Russian Imperial Stout. I must say that the alcohol was hidden extremely well (listed at 11% ABV). Tasted more like a strong chocolate porter than anything.

Mouthfeel: Thick and oily. Coated the mouth well, and had a great warming effect. Aftertaste was pleasant.

Drinkability: I only sampled 5oz of this one, but figured i might as well add my two cents as there's only one other review. This was a very sweet stout. I don't think I would have wanted an entire 12oz of it. Plus, it costs twice as much as the other beers. I want to try it again, but my first impression wasn't too great.

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Photo of aoampm
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Russian Imperial Stout from Full Circle Brewing Co.
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