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Delafield Czars Choice Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Anniversary versions 2004, 2007 and 2011: A dark full bodied stout aged in a whiskey barrel for 10 months. This beer is big, black, and mad.

15th Anniversary version (pictured): In celebration of our 15 year anniversary, Brewmaster John Harrison has reserved a single 25 year old bourbon barrel filled with our Russian Imperial Stout that has been aging for one year. This beer is as black as the night, with bold flavors of bourbon, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. First one-litre bottle release.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (667) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Very creamy. Slightly bitter, cocoa, slightly cola taste/smell. Having this beer aged, I think it was better fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7963) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Growler shared by Bob, thanks! Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of coffee bitterness. Flavor has notes sweet dark grains and sweet chocolate with roasted malts and a hint of barrel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Growler shared by Skyview...thanks Bob. Pours dark brown. Smells of molasses and booze. Taste the same with nice sweet finish. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Swing top growler shared by Bob at Steazy’s - thanks!!! Dark black pour with a slight head. Big coffee and malt taste. Nice nose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1085) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Black, small tan head. Slightly sweet flavor, very roasty with some bourbon. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7881) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Growler from Bob - thanks! Deep dense dark pour. Molasses, licorice, a bit ashy. Some bourbon. Very nice!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Cask. Holy pitch black goodness batman! A creamy dark brown head sits on top. The beer is simply phenomenal. Rich chocolate meets vanilla and coconut. Viscous but not sticky. Rich mouthfeel and super easy drinking for an imperial stout. Un freaking real. Amazingly complex and perfectly crafted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5284) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Sampled at the Delafield Brewhaus in Delafield, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a tan head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of bourbon,m coconut, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and some brown sugar. Taste is full bodied, with more bourbon presence than aroma. Flavors include toasted dark malts, Baker’s chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Finish is quite smooth with a chocolate Mounds candy bar aftertaste with some bourbon, vanilla and a hint of molasses. Impressive.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1645) - Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Re-released for 15th Anniversary. 10% ABV and aged 12 months. Draft. Black. Nice creamy chocolate brown head, partly diminishing. Nose is chocolate, dark chocolate, dark roast, caramel/Brown sugar. touches of vanilla and the smoothest whiskey notes. Nose is really balanced. Perfect amount of moderate sweetness. Full bodied and smooth. Creamy with a great flow. Little woody dryness and awesomely balanced whiskey barrel character just melds right in. Dark roast, sweetness, and whiskey barrel are supremely balanced. Never gets hot or boozey despite the firm bourbon presence. classic. Not too big or cloying or obnoxious. This is how to do a BA RIS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Draft sample. Poured black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt bourbon, woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet chocolate cream and bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. A standout brew.


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