Funky Buddha Nikolai Vorlauf Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brewed this imperial stout to be big, bold and strong, like a bear-hugging Russian wrestler. A thick body using oats and lactose is complimented by plenty of complex chocolate, cocoa, and caramel undertones, before finishing on a balanced roasty note.

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3.9
drfabulous (8575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Pitch black pour. Dark. Creamy chocolate. Light roast and light mouthfeel. But tasty.

3.5
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
650ml bottle @ the office. Pours a black with a small tan head. Nose is roasted with some sweet candy notes. Flavour is moderately sweet with a bitter leather character with an overall roasted influence.

3.9
beerplace (2040) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, John P.!) shared at Brian’s. Pours an almost black with a weak beige head. Aroma is dry berries, roasted malt, some candies and leather notes. Similar taste. Moderate bitterness. Very good.

4
kraddel (8885) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2017
Thnx to dowan . Pours black, small grey head. Smell is sharp, mild toffee , roasted. Dark chocolate. Taste is strong , coffee, mild toffee, sharp, ok carbo, rather low body. Nice, but not their best

3.6
dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bomber via trade. Poured a medium density deep Tootsie Roll brown with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma is nice chocolate muffin mix, toast, dark cherry skins, cola, soy sauce and earth. Flavor is chocolate and vanilla muffins, light earth, slight booze, cola, wet burnt notes. Body is medium at best, almost watery, lighter carbonation. Nice but not amazing.

3.6
alkolord (616) - - APR 19, 2017
Schwarz, süßlich in der Nase, schön cremig weicher Körper, schokoladig im Abgang, super trinkbar

3.4
coachd (932) - Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2017
22 oz. bottle purchased at the brewery. Strong rich aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roast and booze. Jet black with a film of light brown foam. Tastes a little underwhelming. The roast and coffee is there, but it’s a little muted. Palate is too watery for such a big beer. This wasn’t bad, but it needs a stronger taste and mouthfeel.

3.2
Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 16, 2017
Totalmente negra e turva com espuma de pouca formação e média persistência. Aroma caramelado e torrado, café, sem complexidade. Corpo médio licoroso quase sem carbonatação. Final tende a malte torrado, licor de café. Razoável para o estilo.

3.9
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Opaque black, small, light tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Roast, chocolate, sweeter caramel, a bit of char in there as well.

1.9
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle @ Mike’s House. Thanks, Mike. This was, ah, not good. Just an overwhelming amount of char and smoke here. Super, super ashy beer. I guess there is some dark chocolate and coffee in there, but hard for me to get passed the ash tray qualities. The flavor isn’t really any different from the aroma. Mild sweetness followed by hyper-bitter ash, roast, char, and smoke qualities. Also thin and acidic which isn’t helping anything. No thanks.


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