Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company The Bottle Imp – Russian Imperial Stout at 9% ABV | 81 IBU

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company The Bottle Imp Russian Imperial Stout at 9% ABV | 81 IBU (C$7.17 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 600 ml, packaged on 20-Oct-2017, acquired 13-Dec-2017, reviewed 6-Jan-2018)

Appearance: opaque black with two fingers of rocky beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (5/5) Aroma: espresso, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, liquorice. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: full slightly slick body, soft carbonation, off-dry bitter warming finish. (4/5)

I gotta say, I never saw any matryoshka dolls like that when I was in St. Petersburg! Nice RIS, with a dark espresso note that’s dominant without being overwhelming. Big but appropriate sweetness balances against the one-two combo of the roasted malt and the coffee. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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