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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Terrapin - Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout

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Big Daddy Vlady's Russian Imperial Stout
Side Project Volume 13
Terrapin Beer Company
265 Newton Bridge Road
Athens, GA USA
Est. 2002
Brain Damage Quotient = 10.25% ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Dark as the night and pours with a thick viscosity.
Roasted malts, chocolate and a bit boozy on the nose.
Minimal one finger, tan colored head.

Strings of lacing stick to the glass.
Starts with sweet chocolate taste. Finishes with roasted malt flavors and slight twinge of alcohol.

Minimal carbonation.
Not too complex, but full bodied with a viscous mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
From its gold foil neck label to the sinister looking comrade on the label, right down to the giant imperial hops marquee, you get the feeling this is going to have a lot going on in the bottle.  Thick, viscous and a creamy smooth taste melted on the tongue. Big Daddy Vlady's was a fairly good rendition of a Russian Imperial Stout.

We served this up in small snifters, though the bottle recommends shot glasses are also appropriate. No squabble there as the 10.25% ABV starts right in on you. This is great to imbibe on a winter's evening, preferably at home. And be sure to share, after all there's 22 oz. in that bomber. That's just what we did.

Remember, to commune with your friends, comrade!

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