Brewed by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Serve at 50-55 Degrees
Enjoyed from a snifter
A: Pour looks like used black, viscous motor oil with three fingers of mocha colored head. Great lacing throughout.
S: Oatmeal, chocolate, leather, molasses, a hint of anise.
T: Not as much oatmeal as expected, roasty malts, dark fruit, lactose sugars, very earthy. Fabulous.
M: Creamy and full-bodied. Coats the mouth as you swish it around. The high abv is hidden well.
O: Fantastic beer. With the exception of the Christmas Ale, I’m a repeat purchaser when it comes to Hoppin’ Frog. I’m always looking for new RIS and this is going to be a permanent fixture in my home. Fantastic stout by any standard.