Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout 9.5% ABV From: Newington, NH Brewery’s Note: Brewery’s Note: “Aged in American oak barrels from Heaven Hill, this Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) clocks in at 9.5% ABV. Perfect for long, cold nights. This is the type of beer you can enjoy now or set aside and age for years.” The beer pours chocolatey and thick, though not quite … Continue reading Bourbon Barrel RIS (Stoneface Brewing Company)

King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company) Style: Russian Imperial Stout aged on toasted Maple Wood cured with American whiskey 10% ABV From: Henniker, NH Part of the Off The Grid Series Brewery’s Note: “Misanthrope: A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society./ Bold, dark, strong, and unapologetic.  King Misanthrope is a Russian Imperial Stout aged on house-toasted maple wood cured with American whiskey from Flag Hill … Continue reading King Misanthrope (Henniker Brewing Company)

Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.2% ABV 60 IBU’s Beginning Gravity: 24.2 Plato Ending Gravity: 6.6 Plato Bittering Hops: Magnum & Challenger Aroma Hops: Challenger Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, and Roasted Barley I love this bottle.  I’ve always been a fan of Sierra Nevada’s bottle art, and their limited releases only continue this feeling.  The coloring choice of dark blue is brilliant for … Continue reading Narwhal (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV Canned on 09/21/11   This can, like all Oskar Blues’ cans, would go great with a set of the other Oskar Blues cans.  The mountain background is lovely and the black and silver color scheme is a great choice for a dark Russian imperial stout.  As always, I love the random saying on the bottom of the can, and … Continue reading Ten Fidy (Oskar Blues Brewery)

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Appearance:  Pours a coffee black.  Huge tan head that reminds me of whip cream and maple syrup and lasts forever.   Ever so slight amber coloring in the glass, but no light is escaping from it, it is a black abyss.  Lacing is thick and frothy, like the fangs of the ocean, or sea-foam wallowing in a tidal pool.  It sticks to the glass nicely and … Continue reading Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout