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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Russian Imperial Stout brewed with chocolate and roasted barley malts. This beer has essences of chocolate and roasted coffee and compliments many desserts. This heavy bodied beer is best enjoyed at 55°F-60°F.

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Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter at home. Pours a deep bodied black with an oily topper. Thin head was gone quickly. No real lacing. Aroma was nice with dark chocolate, roasted malts, booze, wood. The taste was not near as impressive. Kind of fell flat with not much in the chocolate and malts. Just was kind of there with some booze and oak. Overall the it was rather flavorless. Full body, little carbonation. Finish was kind of bitter and uneventful.

2.1
puboflyons (3431) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It looks and smells nice but tastes terrible. I usually find the good in everything but that’s my overall verdict. Nice dark brown to black pour with a long lasting head. Aroma of chocolate malts mostly. Light to medium body. But the taste is well below average. Vinegar is all I get. No chocolate like I get on the nose. No sweetness. Just vinegar. I may have gotten a bad bottle but I can’t see myself ever drinking this one again.

3
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is wood, malts, roast, cardboard. The look is brown to back in color with a beige colored head. The taste is malts, light malts, cardboard.

3.4
pictoman (1126) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Poured from 1pint (6fl oz) bottle. Black with dissipating brown head. Very strong chocolate aroma and especially dark chocolate flavour. Mild coffee notes. Milky texture. Very intense chocolate - save for dessert.

2.1
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
smells of alcohol and ashtrays. looks typical for style. immediate alcohol burn on tasting, followed by a bit of dry dark grains. pretty one dimensional and bad.

4.7
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12floz/355ml bottle into a tulip glass; served cool. Aroma: Daaaaaaaaamn that is boozy. It smells like someone basically poured the darkest chocolate you have ever had into a glass. Chocolate and booze. I can get behind that. Appearance: Let me just say that this is the blackest beer I have ever poured. It looks like ink coming out of the bottle. Minimal dark brown head that dissipates into nothing. Blackest black black I have ever black. Taste: Wow, once again, straight chocolate. This one doesn’t mess around. Chocolate on top of chocolate. A little smoke, but it’s chocolate smoke. Red Fox you so crazy. Palate: Silky smooth with a full body and a long long bittersweet finish. Overall: If you’re looking for a lot of diversity in the flavor profile, Red Fox isn’t for you. If you’re looking for a sexy, chocolate filled stout, look no further. I love you, Red Fox.

3
ABUSEDGOAT (2757) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Black pour, tan head, some lace/retention. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, moderate bitterness. Medium to full bodied, sticky, sweet.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10378) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige ring. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, a mild spicy quality and some black coffee. Pretty straight forward RIS. A touch thin on the body.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a dark mahogany looking body that supports a minute long mocha colored head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, malty sugary sweetness, chocolate brownie and then some booze at the end of the draw. The taste is sweet smooth and slick with a bit of a thin body. I get dark roasted malts, sweet malts, chocolate brownie and then a firm degree of burnt maltiness. Nice smooth rich flavor and it’s at a great price point too.

3.5
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2013
From right out of the fridge this brew is very thick and chewy, almost sludge like on the tongue. Alc presence is high, but as expected w/ 9% and right out of the fridge. Strong chocolate and roasted flavors. I will reassess as it warms.....So, as it has warmed there is more hop flavor and less alcohol dominance. Nice balance of coffee and chocolate flavors. Very thick and syrupy.


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