Joseph James Brewing Co.
Red Fox Russian Imperial Stout
This beer pours deep dark brown and is absolutely opaque with a medium-tan and rocky head that sticks down the glass. There are hops on the nose but a rich and sticky coffee aroma comes through and finishes with a bit of almonds.
The mouthfeel is full and smoky, but there isn’t any acrid burnt flavor. Served not-too-cold, there is a nice warm, chocolate notes. There is a really nice malty coating on the tongue and the top of the mouth. The finish has a bready quality that intimates toward sourdough but is really grainy and more metallic due to the high ABV.
An interesting finale – the glass maintains a silty residue. Not sure if this beer is bottle-conditioned, but it’s always nice to see some yeast-like residue.