Longwood Brewery Stoutnik – Russian Imperial Stout at 7.5% ABV

Longwood Brewery Stoutnik Russian Imperial Stout at 7.5% ABV (2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar #4, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 30-Nov-2018, reviewed 4-Dec-2018)

Appearance: unrelieved black with one fat of rocky beige head diminishing gradually to a ring and cap, moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, ash, dark fruit, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full body, moderate-low carbonation, medium duration moderate bitter finish. (3/5)

So, the Advent calendar finally comes through with something approaching seasonal appropriateness. Mind you, as RIS’s go, this one is pretty weak sauce, tending somewhat thin in the body and somewhat light in the ABV. Really little more than a moderately enthusiastic American Stout. OK, but that’s about it. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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