Sometimes I really enjoy a rainy weekend day. It gives Val and I an excuse to hang out at home. Since we had a rainy Sunday, it gave me a lot of time to update the blog, so I’m finally pre-posting again. Since BrewDog has a brewery in Ohio now, we’re starting to see more distribution in Jersey. This was one that I picked up awhile ago.
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Dial in those digits and tune in to this Russian Imperial Stout. Smooth talking, dark and decadent – imperialism goes digital. Aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate. Hints of pit fruits. Toffee, coffee and dark chocolate on the palate. Finished late with American hops for a dash of bitterness. Radio Zombie Phone In – a firm favorite amongst the living and the living dead”
Random: I really want to get to their brewery in Ohio. I really enjoyed Columbus when I was out there.
The beer poured with a two finger, light brown head. It took forever to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was dark brown, almost black and had no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso. There was a touch of licorice as well. The taste was similar to the nose and started with the same roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso. After that, there was some toffee and licorice, along with a large dose of alcohol. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with booze. There was dark chocolate as well. My biggest complain about the beer was that the alcohol was abrasive. I wouldn’t rush to have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0