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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Medvejie Lake, south of Sitka, is tough as far as lakes go. The steep cliffsides surrounding the glacial lake give it a frequent wind tunnel effect, and itís only accessible by foot or float plane. Derived from the Russian word for bear, Medvejie is pronounced meh-duh-VEE-gee locally (but probably not in Russia). Our stout is also strong like the bear. Fueled by flaked oats, roasted barley and chocolate malts, it also packs some heat with 7.25% ABV.

Malts: two row, crystal, brown, chocolate, black, flaked oats, roasted barley
Hops: nugget, cascade, willamete

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, aroma repeating itself with toasted flavours, coffee and chocolate notes, medium duration and body. Overall: nice Stout, well-rounded and made, but nothing too innovative. Bottle from Sled Dog, Canyon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head. The aroma is roast, smoke, and nuts. Thin mouth, chocolate, roast, oat, light booze, dry finish, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at GABBF. Pours a pure black color with a small off-white head. A light nose of roast and toffee. Cocoa cola flavors, dry earthy roast, coffee, light vanilla. Clean and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Tap at GABBF
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Nice, smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours with an amazing amount of tan head in the ale glass. Thick and frothy, and takes a while to calm down. Tons of lace on the side with each pour. Aroma of malt, cocoa and a bit of coffee. Tastes sweet with a somewhat bitter finish. Surprisingly light bodied, with moderate carbonation. An enjoyable brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6832) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially large, creamy/frothy, rocky, brown, fully lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (coffee, roasted grain, black bread, bitter chocolate). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Well, crud, I have not been able to get repeat enjoyment out of this one, certainly not of the 4+ level like my first experience last year in Seattle. Everything else Iíve tried from BI up here in Alaska has been disappointing, so either quality has dropped or theyíre very inconsistent. Rather watery and tart, like the other stuff from them that Iíve sampled on this trip. At least the aroma is still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
The aroma is roasty, chocolate. The flavor is chocolate, roast, wood, cream. Light vanila Medium, slightly thick in body, not thick for a stout. The finish is roasty, bitter, light vanilla. Good overall. D

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Rich deep brown coloured body with a thickish, two to three centimetre tall frothy brown head - looking similar to a nicely poured Guinness. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, alcohol, milk, cream, grain, molasses and some more malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Very rich, caramely and chocolatey flavour with a ton of coffee flavours and bitterness and even more rich molasses, buckwheat, cherry and earthy malt notes - very rich and strong throughout the taste. Aftertaste shows a very rich deep chocolate flavour with a lot of coffee bitterness and hardly any sweetness, more of a vanilla and roasted flavour that dominates. Overall, a nice stout that borders on depth of a strong stout, especially with the thick body and complexity, but the alcohol by volume seems very nice and appropriate - almost too low. Definitely worth picking up if you can find this and donít mind paying the ridiculously high price of ~10USD! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2014 for US$9,95 sampled at home in Washington on 31-August-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrSquash (53) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Dark black with a dark tan head and medium retention. Malt forward with slight roast. A little bit of chocolate. Does not taste like 7% and is more Sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (976) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottleshare from dan. Pours black, lots of tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate. Taste is light, slightly bitter, light body. More so than I expected. Bitter chocolate comes through in aftertaste.

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