Rushing Duck Ded Moroz Imperial Stout

This is a beer that I picked up awhile back in New York. It’s also my first beer from the brewery. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 11.2%

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Ded Moroz 11.2%ABV – Meaning ‘Father Winter’ in Russian, Ded Moroz, is pitch black in color. It is an imposing beer that is best enjoyed by slow sipping to fully soak up this beer’s complexity. It has a very deep flavor profile of dark chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, overripe fruit, amongst others. To add to its complexity, it is generously hopped with a large portion of imported British hops to balance the sweetness and keep it true to style. Ded Moroz is a decadent treat perfect for the cold winter months!”

Random: Val and I are watching the original “Ghostbusters” and the special effects are pretty funny.

This beer poured with a quarter finger of off white head. It dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body, as expected, was inky black with no visible carbonation. On the nose, I got a lot of dark chocolate and ash. There was also oak and dates. The taste started with a decent amount of booze and smoke. There was also dark chocolate and wood ash. The taste also had a decent amount of dark fruit that manifested with red grapes, figs and dates. It had a thick and chewy body with low carbonation. The finish was quick for the style with dark fruits. A bomber of this was $12.99, which broke down to $.59 per ounce. This beer was pretty good, but the darks fruits took away from the other flavors. I’m glad I tried it, but I wouldn’t rush back to get it.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0