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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikedR (1561) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1376) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Growler that I had filled a couple of weeks ago. Pours a viscous super dark brownish black with tight dark tan head. The nose has slight oxidation, with good amount of deep dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, tobacco, light spicy rye notes...smells really good! The body is surprisingly smoother than the pour suggests and the carbonation is perfect for the style. Patent malt, chocolate, blueberry, tobacco, subtle rye...but present, vanilla and light peat. Damn this is solid and the barrel is complementary to the base beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (800) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2013
Brewer is excellent at brewing interesting beers that donít quite hit the mark. This one seems to be flying completely under the radar. It pours black with an average, disappearing head. Aroma is relatively mild but nice, with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla; wish there was more of it. Flavor is roasted, dark chocolate, bourbon and a little bitterness. Donít know the ABV, but thereís some alcohol bite in this. Not a sweet or heavy beer, but not at all thin; decent palate. Finishes with lots of flavor, but there is just a little cardboard taste in there that probably doesnít belong. Overall a pretty decent BA brew from Hales; glad they made it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (524) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle (22oz $10): Almost black with1 finger tan head that disappears. Smell sweat Carmel. Taste is sweat with lots of bourbon, but finishes with a strong coffe like bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Goblet at 5th st Growlers Very big bourbon wood vanilla símores. Heavy. Taste is thick and extremely flavorful. Definitely a big impressive beer but the flavors are very bold and i prefer a more subtle barrel flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tourette (225) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2012
april 2012 on tap at Haleís. Smell of semi-sweet chocolate; very pleasant on a palate; creamy; raisin and chocolate, very well-balanced. Haleís absolute favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap pours dark reddish brown. Aroma chocolate, roast, alcohol, bourban, oaky. Flavor is sweet bourban, chocolate, coffee, vanilla.

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