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Sky High Russian Imperial Stout


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Paying homage to Catherine the Great and Cossacks everywhere, Sky High’s Russian Imperial Stout is rich and chewy, full-bodied and strong. A hearty, easy-drinking Stout, with a sweet vanilla/molasses nose, smoky roasted nutty flavors and a warm bear hug finish. Da!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, vanilla, figs, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with an astringent bitterness following. Overall this was a decent RIS.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlscott (1) - USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
I would encourage anyone who likes a stout to try this beer. My opinion is that this is one of the finest stouts around. This beer is everything I think a stout should be. Appearance is a bit intimidating because it looks so dark and rich but the aroma and flavor are smooth and complex. I experienced vanilla, caramel, chocolate and just enough roast barley to balance everything out. I didn’t note any buttery off flavors at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Tap @ Sky High... Poured pitch black with a thick, eggy, off-white head. Nose contained an off butterscotch note. Very pronounced and awkward. Total diacetyl bomb. Tasted of salted, buttered popcorn and butterscotch. Some roast, and a mild bitterness to try and redeem itself, but overall I couldn’t get through my full pint of this stuff. Probably rushed, hopefully they’ll dial this in. The Pils and regular IPA from their taster tray were solid. Hoping they can make this RIS as clean as those two beers,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
An Imperial Stout should not be ’easy drinking’ like a pale lager and this is not. Black pour with medium beige head. Aroma is molasses and roast malt, almost roast sugar if such a thing exists. Malty flavour with no trace of alcohol. Nutty and malty finish.


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