Year of New Beer: Odinadtsat, Monnik Beer Co. (Louisville)

Written By: Dion on 02/06/2021

I say from time to time that some beers just don't require a detailed dissection or attempts at flowery prose. This Russian Imperial Stout falls squarely in that category. Rich chocolate with hints of coffee and malty char on the nose. Transitions seamlessly to the tongue, where the cocoa powder bitterness is joined by a faint, earthy hop note. Toasted bread crust, just a trace of dark fruit, and a lingering chocolate/coffee through the finish. Perfectly balanced, very drinkable, with a deftly hidden alcohol. This is how it's done, and I'd expect no less. Excellent work