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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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Our Pikop Andropovís Rushiní Imperial Stout is given even more complexity by aging it in oak whiskey barrels for at least six months. The addition of the charred oak influences, enhanced by subtle flavors of whiskey, make this darkly rich and complex ale well worth the wait. Keep an eye out for when it appears in limited draft and 22oz. bottles (usually winter) -- it goes very fast! You wonít want to miss it. 9.9% ABV 26 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Crystal 120L ~ Chocolate ~ Unmalted Wheat ~ Rye ~ Carafa III ~Aromatic ~ Oats Hops: Apollo ~ Experimental Original Gravity: 24.5į Plato


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2308) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Sampled at GABF. Black appearance with a light brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. oak, vanilla, light bourbon. Rich and dark with a full body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3727) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, toffee, rye. Medium mouthfeel, light oak, roast, chocolate with light boozy finish. Decent.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tourette (212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2014
One of the worst barrel aged imperials I've had. Smells nice. Looks nice. But tastes sour. A little bit wine like somehow. And way, way too much barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours black with a solid layer of cappuccino foam. Aroma is a blend of mocha, toffee, vanilla and whiskey. The taste starts with a substantial dose of dark chocolate, roasted malt and bourbon along with some caramel, dark fruits and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, charred oak finish. Overall, a significant improvement over the base beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Black, moderate foamy beige head, nice lacing.   Faint roast, faint barrel aging, even softer Whiskey.   First up is a touch sourness, faint roast, and again with an even softer barrel aging or Whiskey character.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Same on the exit, mild sweet roastiness, a touch sour, with a little barrel aged character.   Not a bad beer, wished it didnít have the slight sour aspect.   I also wished the stout was a bit more chewy and pronounced to match the barrel aging.   Average BA stout.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2071) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
pours a very dark brown with a small brown head and good lacing. smell is of cocoa, whiskey, a touch of vanilla, and wood. taste is of bourbon, woody, some cocoa, and somewhat sour. ends with the bourbon overpowering everything else.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedR (1284) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Sadly a case of poor aging. The effect here is drinking thinned and not particularly good whiskey. The taste is bitter whiskey. No stout comes through at all. Just not that good. C- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11281) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine as the simplified BA version. Pours dark brown/black with a slight creamy/foamy dark tan head. I swear Iím getting shellfish in the aroma. Sheesh. Seattle on my mind! Full bodied - very. Flavor is very smooth burnt malt, oak, and hints of rye spice. With some chocolate and a touch of espresso. Every sip suggests shellfish. TF is that! Finishes smoothly dark, chocolate, espresso bitter. The shellfish thing is frustrating, but itís one heck of a tasty ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is very subtle, with notes of roasted malt and a little whiskey. Flavour brings out wood, whiskey barrels, and toasted malt. The whiskey is upfront, without being boozy. Medium bodied and well-balanced, with a low-to-medium complexity. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap @ Beer Junction. Iím assuming this is the listed beer, Haleís no longer calls it Pikop Andropovs Rushin... And itís listed as bourbon barreled. Anyway, pours inky black with thick mocha brown head that retains well. Aroma is sharp boozy bourbon and not much else. Taste is smooth roasty malt with a rich somewhat thin body. Big bourbon barrel flavor on the back. Potent, high abv easily noticed.


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