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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Theophan the Recluse was a Russian monk known for the spiritual depth and complexity of his writings. We consider him a perfect namesake for this rich, complex imperial stout, brewed with eight specialty malts, dark Muscovado sugar and a Belgian yeast strain. Deep, mysterious, full-bodied and indefinably exotic, Theophan the Recluse is meant to transport drinkers to a place of deep contemplation, mystical insight and inspired conversation.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2194) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Dark brown pour with a slight tan head. Malty raisin nose. Musty char malt, some grape? Odd. Sweet boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a dark black color with a nice tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Full bodied, very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Stemmed tulip @ HopAlley. Black pour, very dark. Seductive nose. Aromas of Dr. Pepper, black olives juice, booze, loads of Gin. Tastes of Gin, roasted grains, tons of licorice, anise. Finishes like a well mixed Absinthe. Strong, anise, delusional, recluse driven. (4350)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with, despite a heavy-handed dispensement, very little to no head formation. Smell: The roastiness of the nose is a bit hard, ashen, but not overly so. A little anise, chocolate. Anticipate dark fruitiness. Aroma is marked by an appreciable soy quality. Taste: Presents a middling roasted maltiness wrapped in snippets of licorice sticks and gently dunked in your basic, everyday soy sauce. Ineffusive bakers chocolate quality, relatively restrained sweetness. Dark fruitiness of plums, prunes. Hint of black olive. Moderate alcohol tones and accompanying warmth. Bitterish roast on the soft, earthy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Low carbonation. Overall: A disappointment, really. What landed in this bottle (couldn’t spot any born-on, expiration, etc. dating), heavy on the soy and on the flat side, was a far cry from the one I had one draft several months prior.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Three Taverns Theophan The Recluse ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon, moderate coffee, moderate wood and oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, malt bitter, wood, light oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - lively - fizzy, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140419]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Black with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, cherries. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, bitter hops, earth. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft at Lazy Dog Macon. Pours very dark drown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like booze, dried cherries, and earthy malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, malty, dried fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is plums, fig, chocolate, faint earthiness, and faint roast. Flavor is a rich, chewy malt base with huge dark fruit presence, chocolate, and a toasty, earthy bitter finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours black with a maroon hue, absolutely no head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Taste is dark chocolate, a little coffee, phenols. Finish is bittersweet, with a lingering chocolate milk note. An excellent example of a Belgian-style RIS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Had right after the lighter (abv) Take the Black. This had a noticeable but lesser anise/licorice quality too it. A little sweet, spicy belgian yeast, and a good dose of roast, chocolate and fruit. Smoother than the TTB. I usually don’t prefer Belgian imperials, but this is solid. Awesome label."


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