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Sly Fox Nihilist Imperial Stout

Sly Fox Nihilist Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Russian Imperial Stout was poured for the first time as part of our 12/14/12 Anniversary celebration in Phoenixville as a draught only release. It is a full bodied beer with a rich, roasty malt character and subtle alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (804) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bomber pours opaque black with foamy tan head. Coffee, roast, nuts, a little bit of plums. Moderate/High trailing bitterness. Light sweetness. Dry, medium body with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5107) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear black body under a one finger fizzy brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is very roasty with lots of coffee, some moderate alcohol, and some burnt malt notes. The flavor is very burnt and roasty with a heavy burnt coffee finish. Fairly well hidden alcohol, but thereís a bit of heat on the finish. Medium bodied with a little too much fizzy active carbonation. Decent beer, but nothing that stands out especially.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
badwhale (376) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Cork bomber to snifter. Pours an opaque dark brown / black with a dense tan head that remains the whole time. Good lacing. Deep rich scents of fruit, and coffee, and roasted malts. Not much hop character, however it does have a good bitter twinge. The 10%abv is blended well. Lots of fruit notes, especially prune, and dates.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1793) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Corked and caged bottle. Pours a deep dark brown black with a medium brown head. Huge head. Over carbed so Iím a bit worried from the start. Taste was overly dry but not sour. Possibly infected by Brett. Not terrible but pretty much flavorless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Iím pretty stoked with this Sly Fox. Itís a little too roasty at first...and itís boozy. But as it warms, it becomes pretty smooth with a touch of syrup. Definitely like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
definitely a high caliber stout, one of the better ones ive had. pretty underrated i think.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate. taste is light and smooth chocolate. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (117) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Lovely in color and foams well. Had chilled so no aroma at first but may have come later, but my nose was tainted by then. Not overwhelming in flavor but true to style. Rich tobacco hints hit the palate. I would get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This beer has a beautiful thick, foamy head with great lacing, sitting atop an oil slick looking beer. Very rich and warming although the flavors are not as well integrated as in other RIS. Still, a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and a bit oily with an enormous foamy brown head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was chocolate, marzipan, bread dough, fruity hops and licorice. The flavor was bitter with strong fruity and floral hops, anise, cherry and cocoa. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

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