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Bare Hands Mail Order Bride Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Growler... This beer rocks!… Pours clear and nearly black with a miniscule, creamy, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma offers big-time mocha accentuated by toasted nuts and vanilla. Full-bodied and fatty with modest carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is of dark chocolate chips and fudge with a deeply-roasted black malt and espresso finish. Huge thanks to BBB63 for shipping this world class delight my way!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutgap (17) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Buffalo Trace barrel version, out of a glsss bullet into a snifter.Small dark brown diminishing head, with good lacing.Dark roast coffee&dark chocolate, hint of molasses and prune.Thin to medium mouthfeel, slightly alcoholic,average to soft carbonation. The alcohol fell off along with the bitterness once it warmed up. A good beer once it warmed, not so good cold.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Draft. Strong chocolate-coffee malt aroma - very nice. Black with moderate head. Sweet chocolate, coffee ground, and barley malt flavor with a moderately bitter herbal finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Draft sample @ brewery. Smooth coffee, chocolate malt, and light ashy flavor. Black brown with a moderate tan head. Earthy coffee, ash, chocolate flavor, and cola flavor with a roasty finish. Medium full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Tap Sample. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Tap flight at the brewery. Dense black pour, seemingly still in the glass. Mk chocolate head reduces to a ring. Semisweet chocolate and French roast coffee aroma. Taste is pretty nice. Sweet coffee, chocolate, char, and a combined bitterness from roast and hops. A touch light bodied for the style but not necessarily lacking. Thin but slippery on the tongue. Deceptively strong. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
32 oz growler to oversized snifter (thanks jmborggren!). Looks good a mostly opaque dark cola/borderline black with off-white lacing. Smells good too; LOTS of chocolate with a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells. CHOCOLATE EVERYWHERE!!! Nice and smooth on the palate. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
I believe this was called "mail order bride"? Dark pour with a this tan head. Tons of coffee on the nose with some citrus. Flavor follows suite. Well well done. Hoppy, resinous and roasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Backlogged rating: Basically pitch black with a small creamy tan head and okay lace, some oily tears. The aroma has notes of earthy yeast, pipe tocbacco, leather, anise, burned toast, and even some rye twang. Light grapefruit and apple esters along with a dash of pepper and clove. The taste is right where you expect it, dark fruit, ashy, roasty and a touch nutty with some chocolate and coffee undertones. Fair amount of bitterness to balance the sweetness. Nicely earthy and despite the alcohol not overly boozy. The mouth feel is sharp and aggressive yet not too much so, seems to get thinner as I drank it... slight warming towards the end of the snifter. A darn solid Imperial Stout but I like the Poblano added version better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Snifter on tap at Bare Hands. Pours a thick looking brown with a thin but dense tan head. Aromas of burnt malt, dark chocolate and some licorice. Flavor is thoroughly excellent. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, a little dark fruit with a thick and creamy mouthfeel and a warm finish. Excellence in a glass.


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