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Ivan The Great
- Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
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Brau Brothers Brewing Co. LLC
Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout
Limited (brewed once).
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(Beer added by: Ungertaker on 01-31-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu's snifter.
A- Pours a deep mocha brown with little to no light penetration. The khaki head is about 1/16" and quickly fades. Thin lacing is left with each sip.
S- Tobacco and licorice are the driving forces. Dark chocolate, pine, and licorice are much more subtle.
T- The hops are much more present than the aroma lead me to expect. A bitterness hits almost immediately, then transitions to dark chocolate and licorice with a faint dried fruit flavor. Tobacco and coffee are present throughout, but very light. The bitterness of the hops comes back at the finish.
M- This beer is thick enough to feel, but not mouth-coatingly viscous. The medium carbonation gives it an almost creamy texture.
O- A very solid first attempt at an RIS. I am going to set a couple aside to see what some age will do to this. The hops are strong right now and I think they will fade into what could be an amazing brew! For the price ($10.99/4pk), this is a steal. The last few releases from Brau Brothers have kept me interested in what they are doing. My hope is that they age this in Templeton barrels, like they did with the Rye Wyne and the Quad.
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2013 22:32:00 |
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