Riley's Brewing 'Rain Dance' Imperial Stout

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Riley's Brewing 'Rain Dance' Imperial Stout. 9.5% abv. 55 IBU. Black in color. Two fingers of creamy, foamy tan head. Superb retention, excellent lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, roasty, nutty. Aromas of coffee and round oak emerge as the temp rises.

Front taste of caramel, plum, bittersweet chocolate, wood notes on the back end. Aftertaste of dark fruit, raisins, bitter cocoa, earthy hop sustain. Full body. Mouthfeel is warm-hot, thick, rich, silky, slightly clingy.

This is an outstanding beer, and a sterling example of its category. It's instantly one of my favorite imperial stouts from any brewery, and firmly my new favorite beer from Riley's. The name is surely appropriate as the aroma and initial taste dance in a myriad of flavors on top of a full body of creamy rich dark, sweet, roasted malt and earthy and slight herbal hops. Seek out this beer. Strongly recommended.

From the brewery:

"Rich dark chocolate, roasted malts and caramel, balanced with notes of coffee, dark fruits, oak and earthy Goldings hops make for a delicious and malty brew. Light carbonation provides a thick and full body to our Imperial Stout."

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