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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 Andropov’s Rushin’ 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 won’t 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: 24.5° Plato


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6239) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
22. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Sweet bourbony nose--lots of fumey alcohol, apricots, chocolate, and vanilla. Sticky thin body. Roast, chocolate, apricots, and vanilla on the mid palate. Not hot, but a little overly sweet. Too much barrel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6885) - 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.

3.5
   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 didn’t 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 (2074) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3822) - 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


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