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HopTown Old Yeltsin Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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HopTown "Old Yeltsin" Russian-style Imperial Stout is a very strong dark beer. It is brewed with a combination of the finest two-row malts, water, yeast and hops. It has a rich roasty character and plenty of alcohol to warm you for the long Russian Winter. HopTown "Old Yeltsin" can be enjoyed by itself or it goes great with a variety of foods.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Very dark brown with a short lived brown head. Tart, lactic, alcohol and old leather aroma with a little formaldehyde. Slightly oxidized metallic flavor upfront (was shipped to me in the summer), some multi-vitamin, dark chocolate covered candied fruit. Smooth palate, nice finishing bitterness. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Thanks to notalush for the taste of his beer...Thick, dark body, tan head - typical Imperial Stout style. The flavor is slightly sour and a little yeasty and odd, though, as though they used wild yeast in this one. Pleaseant, vanilla, roasted-malty aroma is inviting. Very creamy and thick.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Opaque black oil with a small quickly diminishing creamy milk chocolate head. Aroma of brandied fruit, chocolate, pacific hops. A powerful aroma that stings the nose and lingers there, coffee, and hops. A memorable taste, strong coffee, hop bitterness, sweet chocolate. Thick bodied, very chewy. This is everything you could want in an Imperial Stout, an impressive beer. How does a small no-name brewery in the shadow of two large cities produce and bottle such a quality beer. Why did I not bring back more from this brewery when I had the chance. Doooh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Very good Imperial Stout, bit on the hoppy side(which I don't mind). Dark brown color, opaque, with a big(for an IMP) head. Aroma has alot of roasts smells, hops(piney) and sweet malt. The aromas all go together well. Flavor is fairly sweet, with slight hop bitterness. Moderate body for an Imp Stout. Balanced finish. Thanks Flipbrewer for this one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Big and deceptively well balanced. Ages extremely well. Very robust and surprisingly soft mouthfeel. Bittersweet chocolate and espresso flavors with some mild liquorice and even a touch of dark fruit. Mild hop bitterness when fresh dissipates with even a short term cellaring.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
22oz. bomber. Black color with a small tan head. Mild lactic sourness to the aroma along with darkly roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits. Flavor begins mildly tart, with lots of roasted malts and coffee, ending with a lightly bitter hop finish. This beer was more like a big version of a dry stout instead of an Impy, but it was very good nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Super dark Cherry in color with no head. The nose is sweet molasses and some coffee,chocolate,roasted malts and even some hopiness coming thru.Nice complex brew with lots going on ,like a good Impy should have.Thanks to Sven,my SS this year.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
very acidic and milky. bitter with coffee and cream, and some weird hard edge to it. lots of lactose-y feeling, oily mouthfeel. meh. take it or leave it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Thanks to rater snoot for this beer!

This was the forth and final ratable beer of the night for Joey and Matt’s first annual Porter / Stout till you drop… I was whacked at this point!
Pours a coal black body and a mammoth tan head. The aroma is hugely hoppy and a bit oxidized… actually adding a nice lactic infection character, which I quite liked! Bakers chocolate beside piney hops… hint of buttermilk, vanilla bean, black Columbian coffee…. bitter and intense chard malt. The palate was thick and chewy, finish dry…. Pretty good but I was looking to be WOWED! -Buzzed I was!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
I had this one on tap and was in heaven. A little more fruity than most Imp. stouts ive had.


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