Sprecher Russian Imperial Stout

Sprecher Russian Imperial Stout

Rated 3.658 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sprecher Brewing Company, Inc.

Glendale, WI, United States

Style:  Imperial Stout

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

32 International Bittering Units

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Once brewed in Britain for the Russian Czars, this tremendously rich and thick ale uses a profusion of burnt and caramel malts. A massive mouthfeel of dark roasted malt and coffee flavors finishes with hints of chocolate, caramel and licorice.

ID: 3463 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank1348
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank226 of 1655
Style Percentile86.3
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.781
Weighted Score3.658
Standard Deviation0.415

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  • GPILAFAS 266 reviews
    rated 4.0 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pitch black pour with a medium off white head. Very little lace. Rich flavors with coffee, chocolate and malts. Nice amount of sweetness thanks to honey. Very enjoyable.

  • FISHINGFAST 603 reviews
    rated 4.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This pours pitch black that when you hold the glass up to the sun. Not a beam of light shines through. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The taste is of malt and cold coffee and that's a good thing.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A tarry black colored beer with a big frothy textured brown head rising robustly above. There's good hang time on the head. Settles into a thick ringlet. Good nose. The total profile is burnt sugars, coffee and malt. Just like I love my beer. Light-medium bodied and drinkable.

  • CYBERCAT 9429 reviews
    rated 3.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Smoky aroma has coffee, roast malt and soapy notes. Pours a nice deep sable with an average light tan head. Lip-smacking flavor has notes of mocha, roast malt and licorice with a fruity hint. Smooth texture is average on both body and fizz. If not spectacular, at least drinkable and enjoyable.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This was a nice size bottle for the price.Poured like motor oil(what i expected and hoped for), aromas were nice, plenty of thickness to this beer. The flavor was really nice.My bottle said 7.9% abv. Great beer.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    A pretty thin imp, light on aroma, light on flavor and way too thin in mouthfeel to measure up. Not a bad flavor, it's roasty but not nearly as complex as the best in the field, an imp for the masses but not for me.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice price on these one: Big nearly black pour with initially a thick tight tan head which shrinks rather quickly leaving some nice lacing. Roasted malts, very slight black coffee, light molasses and a touch of honey, some alcohol in the aroma. Taste is actually initially light for an Impy Stout, with toasted malts, some cocoa, a bit of burnt molasses, then the alcohol. Nicely priced, somewhat satisfying.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Light toast aroma with a buttery chocolate scent as well as notes of leather and peat moss. Opaque brown body with a sizable fluffy brown head and heavy lacing. Medium bodied stout, fairly sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Roasted malts with a nutty flavor. Milk chocolate and toast as well as dry cocoa. Good stout, but nothing imperial about it.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle shared by Robert at SL. Pour was pretty typical for the style, deep dark black color, choco-colored head that was not all that big in size. The aroma was cocoa-chocolate and light roast, some faint vinous notes, lacking hop aroma. The flavor followed the aroma, chocolate (milk chocolate at that) at the fore of the experience with only light roasty character. Somewhat boring and lacking bold character to be excellent, but it was decent. Mouthfeel was full and silky.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a very thin light brown foamy head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of black chocolate is pretty intense with some note of roasted malt. Taste is also a mix between some black chocolate and light roasted malt with some spicy notes. Body is a bit thin for the style with some low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I thought this may lack some complexity but very enjoyable overall.

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