Style: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.5 IBU: 25.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

4 Noses Ryeciprocal

What the brewers say

“Stout aged in rye whiskey barrels for a smooth and complex flavor.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice tart dark-malt character with lingering spicy whiskey notes. Not overly rich. It’s more straightforward and simple than a lot of beers in this style. Very pleasant.”

Flavor: “Chewy chocolate and roast character followed by a great spicy barrel character. Finish is fairly dry, accentuated by the roast and oak astringency. Has some restrained boozy heat on the swallow that is nicely warming.”

Overall: “Really well balanced, rich and complex but without having anything stand out as a dominant character. This is something that just keeps getting better and better as it warms and would be great to mull over sitting next to a fire on a cold night.”

What our editors thought



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