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Hales Barrel Aged Pikop Andropovs Rushin Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Aged in rye whiskey barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5928) - 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
5000 (6027) - 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2048) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (2914) - 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 (207) - 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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