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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Russian Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and roasted barley malts. This beer has essences of chocolate and roasted coffee and compliments many desserts. This heavy bodied beer is best enjoyed at 55°F-60°F.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12floz/355ml bottle into a tulip glass; served cool. Aroma: Daaaaaaaaamn that is boozy. It smells like someone basically poured the darkest chocolate you have ever had into a glass. Chocolate and booze. I can get behind that. Appearance: Let me just say that this is the blackest beer I have ever poured. It looks like ink coming out of the bottle. Minimal dark brown head that dissipates into nothing. Blackest black black I have ever black. Taste: Wow, once again, straight chocolate. This one doesn’t mess around. Chocolate on top of chocolate. A little smoke, but it’s chocolate smoke. Red Fox you so crazy. Palate: Silky smooth with a full body and a long long bittersweet finish. Overall: If you’re looking for a lot of diversity in the flavor profile, Red Fox isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a sexy, chocolate filled stout, look no further. I love you, Red Fox.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2331) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Black pour, tan head, some lace/retention. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, moderate bitterness. Medium to full bodied, sticky, sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5333) - Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige ring. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, a mild spicy quality and some black coffee. Pretty straight forward RIS. A touch thin on the body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a dark mahogany looking body that supports a minute long mocha colored head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, malty sugary sweetness, chocolate brownie and then some booze at the end of the draw. The taste is sweet smooth and slick with a bit of a thin body. I get dark roasted malts, sweet malts, chocolate brownie and then a firm degree of burnt maltiness. Nice smooth rich flavor and it’s at a great price point too.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (929) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
From right out of the fridge this brew is very thick and chewy, almost sludge like on the tongue. Alc presence is high, but as expected w/ 9% and right out of the fridge. Strong chocolate and roasted flavors. I will reassess as it warms.....So, as it has warmed there is more hop flavor and less alcohol dominance. Nice balance of coffee and chocolate flavors. Very thick and syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide- thanks again, Nate! Pours a deep brown color with amber edges and no head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar, toasted coconut, tobacco, earth, and molasses. Flavor of tobacco leaves, earth, roasted malts, and chocolate. Not as sweet as the nose. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a flat, dry, earthy, toasty mouthfeel. A little disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Labeled 9.3%. Pretty much black color. Good thin brown head. Spread of dotty lace. Nice dark fruit, light vanilla, oaky aroma. Some roast coffee, dark chocolate. Bigger body. Good bigger bitter taste. Lightly tart. Light hint of alcohol. Good stuff. Nice roasty chocolatey aftertaste, big cocoa. Light to moderate dark fruit. Tasty, bold, robust stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep brown wih an average sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate and coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1330) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
pour is a viscous opaque black with a very dark mahogany brown head. Nose is a bit all over the place. Heavy roast, sugary malt, licorice and lightly nutty. Taste is also a bit flabby, not quite as roasty up front but there is an assertive roasted coffee and bitterness that lingers through the finish. Sweet dark malt, a touch sugary, faint licorice, and some dark berry towards the back of the palate. The body is thick, light carbonation, thins in the finish and actually a touch empty.


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