overall
97
63
style
RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A most unorthodox imperial stout brewed with malted rye and aggressively hopped with four U.S. varieties to develop a depth of character like no other. Notes of rye, treacle, chocolate and espresso are joined together to create a crescendo of flavor. Full-bodied and warming. With an ABV of 10.9%, you will be doing a Kalinka dance after drinking this.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


4.3
yoxik75 (474) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Zabutelkowane 2014. Piana drobna, powoli opada, zdobi szkło, kolor czarny. Aromat czekolada, kawa, lekka estrowa słodycz, średnio intensywny ale przyjemny. Smak, jest gładko, oleiście z pełnią, zbożową słodowością, wysoka palonośc lekko kwaskowa ożywia całość, kawa, gorzka czekolada, delikatnie estry, wyraźne zielone chmielenie i zauważalna pasująca goryczka. Alkohol ukryty, piwo pije się świetnie, smaki złożone wszystko tu gra, wyśmienity palony żytni RIS. Brawo WOW!

3.6
jrodooo5 (1770) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Thin imperial that is easy to drink. Miniscule head & almost no lacing. Aroma has nice chocolate & soft coffee notes. Taste has a hint of rye/ dryness to it. 11% is well hidden. Pretty good!

4.6
onceblind (11153) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Inky black hue under a thin light tan foamy head. A delightful earthy cocoa nose with molasses and light mint and espresso and dark chocolate. Smooth dark and rich flavor that’s all at once slightly minty with espresso and deep dark chocolate like Hershy’s syrup with a touch of anise and a thick yet slick mouthfeel. Lingering chocolate and gentle espresso nuances on the finish. Very charming and dark and all-encompassing and lingering and complex.

3.2
koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2017
22 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 and Gus. The pourbisba darker brown with a thin ring of light tan head and a couple spots of lace left behind. Looks a bit watery. The aroma is interesting. The start is bitter and earthy hops with a sweeter roast and chocolate underneath it. It’s oddly bitter and carries a watery alcohol about it. The flavor is bitter and roasty with a light chocolate and a spicy rye that peeks in toward the back. It’s grainy and interestingly balanced with a lingering spice. The mouth feel is watery and light with a softer carbonation and a lingeringly bitter coffee and roast. It’s interesting. 6 4 6 3 13

3
ebone1988 (2295) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus for the THE NET IS THE SIZE OF A FUCKING HOUSE HOW THE HELL DID YOU MISS THAT SHOT We’re Watching Soccer Extravaganza. Aroma is roasted malt, rye, hops, coffee, some chocolate, eh. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, poured thin. Taste is rye, coffee, dark fruit, bready, lots of pine, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, rye pine roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, meh. Not all that great.

3.7
MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2017
On tap at Owens Ordinary in North Bethesda, MD. Opaque, brown-black with a thin tan head and good lacing. Strange aroma of licorice, sweet plums, rye bread, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, stone fruit and light citrus. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, licorice, roasted malt, rye, stone fruit and fir. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. The description certainly is accurate. The is a most unique beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Ron (4295) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Draft at Prison City with Patty after Ithaca hike. It pours a dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma is dry with cocoa coffee and roasted malts. Taste is medium dry and lightly sweet with cocoa coffee roasted malts, berries and light booze. Medium bodied with good carbination.

3.6
gripweed57 (3055) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Translucent black color topped by a large frothy tan head. Faint roasted malt nose. Subtle roasted malt flavor hints at chocolate and licorice. Chewy and sticky. Hard to believe this is nearly 11% ABV, as it hides the alcohol well.

3.4
solidfunk (9797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Plenty of bitter hops like tripping before high jump. Black pour with good head and lacing. Roast and some coffee. Thick oily pour. Caramel. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Churchkey.

3.8
ganache (6115) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2017
BTLD 01/04/17. Nose heavy dark roast and chocolate, coffee/espresso, very weak plummy fruit. Pour lighter brown than expected, mostly black when collected with a little light brown poking out the bottom of the glass; lacing, rocky tan head. Taste medium bitter and nobly hoppy but only lightly sweet (and dries thoroughly), light-bodied edges with a flash of mild astringent but it’s controlled; coffee and chocolate are strong, rye even stronger (excellent here), warming but the alcohol is really superbly integrated. Fresh with the occasional flash of bright lemon, smooth licorice right up the gut, with warm brown malt in the background supporting excellently. Medium body easy to gulp, halfway between flat and crisp, a bit unusual for this kind of beer but works really well! Clean and somewhat spritely, very classy all around, might use a little body (oats?) for my preference, but that’s just a nit, otherwise a successful and somewhat original take on a hoppier stout. Would love to have this again. [2017.03.22: 3.8]


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 20


A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5