De Steeg Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Big, bold, and packed with flavor. A slight cherry aroma is detectable on the nose, followed by a wonderful roasty malt and hint of chocolate flavor as you take your first sip.

Concealer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1003) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Nitro tap. Near black with a chocolate brown head. Smells of cherries, toasted malt, light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, light espresso notes and dark fruit. Heavy bodied, silky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Black pour with a thin beige head that sticks around. Nose is heavy roasty with a sticky dark malt chewiness. The flavor is a bit more forgiving with a pleasant but full dark malt and roasted flavor, with a bit of char and roasty cocoa. Body is full but not chewy or hot. Could use more sweetness or more chocolaty tones, but otherwise it’s pretty balanced and palatable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6315) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Sampled at GABF. Pours an inky black with some beige head. Nose of molasses, toast, black pepper, malt. Malty flavor, black pepper, a little jalapeno, molasses, toast. Peppery finish. Decent riff on the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap at De Steeg. Pours a black color with tan head. Licorice, dark roasty, burnt flavors. Meh, pass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (14036) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ De Steeg. Pours black in color with an off-white head. Really roast forward aroma. Chocolate, coffee, soap, and a hint of ash. Flavor is bitter roasted malt, light toffee sweetness, coffee, and soap. Some dark chocolate notes. Tart dark fruits as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ De Steeg. Pours a dark reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Anise, roasty malty, light chocolate, a touch smoky aroma. Black licorice, cherry, dark fruity, a bit chalky flavor. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theothermatt (285) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
This is why you need to control fermentation temperatures. On tap at De Steeg 10/5/13. Pours jet black, slight lacing. Very fruity aroma. Cherries and grapes. Very sweet beer, lots of fruity yeast esters that filter into a big finish that just confuses me. I feel the recipe is there, but the fermentation just took this one to Neverland. I wonder what it would be like with controlled yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Nitro at the brewery - nice nitro pour - black body - dark tan head - fairly simple/straightforward and lacking the complexity one would want from the style - aromas and flavors of light roast/char, espresso, moderate bitterness, light smoke - some sweetness, but fairly dry for the strength - a bit of alcohol warmth - not a lot going on, but enjoyable enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
On tap at De Steeg poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.

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