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Sun Up White Russian Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 4.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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Thick dark brown in color- this Imperial Russian Stout is infused with white Russian coffee.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1650) - Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Draft at brewpub. Black with creamy light brown head. Rich dark chocolate sauce. Rich smooth creamy coffee. Roast is light to medium. Bitterness is basically none. Hint of alcohol on the backend. Bigger medium to lighter full body. Lives up the the namesake. Just excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Crowler at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin white head. Big nutty malt and roast, sweet cocoa, hazelnuts, cocoa. Medium to thick bodied, cocoa, roast, chocolate, long roast. Long roast, cocoa, chocolate. Lingering roast and cocoa. Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trippytbta (16) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Great beer. Def tastes like a White Russian. Strong vanilla flavores. Wonder if there is kahlua in this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6153) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
Sampled at Clockwork’s 10K tasting - probably one of the best beers of the day. Pours a deep brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is fantastic - reminiscent of the first few steps walking into a coffee shop - fresh roast, vanilla, hazelnut and light cocoa. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich, but in no way overbearing. Really delicious and enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Crowler. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of White Russian, coffee, lactose and chocolate - mostly a straight up high end white Russian. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2015
Crowler. Black pour with tan head, it doesn’t look like a White Russian. Sweet lactose, other sweet aromas. Sweet lactose, toffee, nutty Flavors, nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (592) - - SEP 18, 2014
This isn’t brewed with cream -- just your standard imperial stout fermented with whole coffee beans. Less like a White Russian and more like a really, really good cup of coffee. Brown like dark chocolate, fading to amber at the edges. Viscosity of coffee and a splash of cream. Silky, tiny-bubbled head the color of latte foam. One of the better coffee beer aromas I’ve experienced: espresso with a dollop of dulce le leche, then milk chocolate and a hint of licorice. A background meatiness emerges as it warms, like well-marbled steak. The flavor is more bean-focused. Sharp coffee, toasted sourdough, earthy and minty hops in the front; smooth cream appears in the finish to round out the bitter edges. Creamy medium-light body, prickly carbonation. Just a bit of alcohol fumes. Extremely drinkable and smooth as the drink it’s named for.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Metallion66 (104) - - FEB 21, 2014
I haven’t had too many "White RIS" beers over all, but this is definitely the best one I have tried. Completely nails that creamy, milky, Kahlua type taste on top of it’s big robust body. Stellar.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. Hershey syrup pour with a tiny mocha head that left a spot or two in the glass. Split vanilla, cocoa dusted Kona coffee beans, milk chocolate, fudge, and cream in the nose. Godiva, Ghirardelli, brownie batter, vanilla, and milk-soaked Oreos in flavor. White chocolate subtleties as well. Rich, complex, decadent...one of the top AZ Imperial Stouts without doubt, particularly minus a barrel treatment. Wow, just wow!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StephTamiko (33) - Arizona, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Looks like liquid dark chocolate in a glass. Foamy head. Intoxicating aroma of vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and a slight coffee nose. Drinks as a smooth concoction of vanilla and dark chocolate, with a very slight espresso roast finish. Easily one of my top 3 AZ stouts.


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