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Barleys Alexander’s Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A rare beer style today, it is inky-brown with a sweet malt nose and flavor. Excellent body and balance. This style of stout was shipped from Britain to the Russian Imperial Court. 1997 & 2000 RAF Gold Medal Winner!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
Nice nose of toasted malts - very coffee like. Sweet coffee flavor very well blended to balance the high alcohol. Very drinkable.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. This is almost black. Roasted flavor arrives first with anise, chocolate, and fruit after. Grains and big malts give this plenty of body, flavor, and interesting stuff. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Taster on tap at Barley’s. Dark brown color, kind of clear. Thin tan head, leaves good thicker lace. Good bigger roasty flavor, some coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Light tobacco. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Some might say it’s slightly thin compared to other imperial stouts. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Very light bite on the end. Decent imperial stout... Good assertive roasty bitter hoppy flavor on it, good earthy hop.. Could use a little more malt and body though maybe. First impression is better than the last. Wears a bit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
magikarp (15) - - MAR 21, 2014
Great for a tiny brewery. A bit light in terms of body, color, taste, and abv for an RIS, but very tasty. Chocolately.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse #2 in Columbus, OH. Brown, near black, with a very durable light brown head that coats the glass upon tipping. M: Medium body with proper, low carbonation. Well hidden 7.6% ABV; Only the slightest bit of booziness. Sweet up front but mildly bitter finish which continues to build into the aftertaste. Some smoky peat; no fruit; a bit more hops than usual

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft at Barleys (notes). Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma and flavor had roasted malts, chocolate, mild sweetness, light coffee notes and a hint of fruit. It doesn’t taste or feel all that imperial, but not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Black color with tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, licorice aromas. medium body, creamy, soft carbonation. Nice dark chocolate flavors with deep roast malt, coffee---tasty stout

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Rich chocolate malt aroma and palate. Really good, slightly low mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrothgar950 (141) - Mabelvale, Arkansas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Deep black with a beige head that fades. Full bodies and rich with a balancing roast bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On-Cask at Barley’s Downtown.

A: Pitch black body with a thin spotty tan head.

S: Figs and roasted malts.

T: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and figs.

M: Soft medium body, a bit flat.

O: Easily forgettable, I don’t know if it was the cask or what, but this was lacking many ways.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (291) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
On draught. Dark black in color with a tan/cola color head. Taste and aroma similar. Taste of coffee, carmel, chocolate, molasses, and toasted nuts. Good overall, and would drink again.


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