Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout | Moylan's Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
458 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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Ryan Sullivan's Imperial StoutRyan Sullivan's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 05-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
458
Reviews:
332
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schoeni
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Brown head, very nice beige colour at the top. The Aroma is very malty, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa, Little bit of dark fruits. I taste it and its really nice, some bitter chocolate, cognac and tobacco. I dont even taste the high amount of alcohol...they really have this beer created to sit back, smoke a cigar..and do nothing! anyway, this beer is brilliant! tastes like a Barrel aged one, i dont know but in these cold days,...what could be better? in nov/dec/jan.esp..in the winters:. this beer is warming you!!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$ 14.34/bomber (including tax)($ 0.652/oz) at State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD
Undated bottle (2014 vintage) at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter, allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – faint aroma of sherry
Head average (Maximum 3.8 cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy/frothy, diminishing to an irregular three to four mm ring and a heaped partial layer
Lacing excellent – continuous ring of tiny bubbles with a laced edge
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor – slightly sweet, sherry and chocolate truffles; no coffee, no hops, no malt, no alcohol (although the stomach starts smoldering almost immediately
Palate – medium, creamy, soft carbonation

A decent RIS, found sitting on the shelf at room temperature. I would like to try this a little fresher to see if the expresso and roasted malt come through. Despite not really tasting like a RIS, and rising above whatever abuse this has had to endure at the store, this is still quite good.

Aroma 4, Appearance 4.25, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4.5

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1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Joeperl47
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

2.75 A: Black color. Not much of a head formed - just about half a finger, which then fell quickly. Strangely enough, a short ring of lacing was left behind.

3.75 S: This is easily one of the fruitiest imperial stouts I've smelled. Big black cherry influence with a secondary nondescript dark fruitiness. Dry roastiness with medium roast coffee, caramel, molasses, and milk chocolate.

3.75 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of cherry and dark fruits with roasted barley and coffee. Semi-sweet with chocolate, caramel, and molasses in descending strength.

3.25 M: Medium body. Carbonation on the lower end of normal. Light on the tongue, but lacking creaminess.

3.5 D: Pretty solid beer with a strong fruitiness.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Listed in the "1001 Beers," my tasting notes aren't good. It struck me as more bitter than dry. I will give this a proper review upon next tasting.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of facefox
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkUnity
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fooditems
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buyyourfreedom
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matty-McBier
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very delightful imperial stout.

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Photo of corywalston
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JavierGC
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of grandslamfam
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Sweet like molasses but very good.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of shanebelcher
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Ryan Sullivan's Imperial Stout from Moylan's Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 458 ratings.
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