Year of New Beer: Bolshevik Bastard Russian Imperial Stout

Written By: Dion on 08/29/2017

Nickel Brook Brewing (Ontario). Cocoa powder, charred malts, coffee, and dark fruit on the nose. On the tongue, the malts are charred to the point of being almost smoky. With warmth, the smoke calms down a little, allowing a bitter chocolate to take center stage. Raisins, figs, and earthy hops add layers to the flavor profile. Maybe a touch thin, but not a bad beer at all.