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Adroit Theory Brewing B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout

Adroit Theory Brewing Company, a new brewery to the Northern Virginia scene, is set to open its doors to the public in June of 2013 in Purcellville, VA. I have been lucky enough to volunteer as a taste tester as they continue to refine their recipes. I knew it is hard work but someone had to step up and do it.

Adroit Theory’s aim is to extend beyond the ordinary into “esoteric beers” that take a base beer and experiment with different elements to really investigate what can be done with the art of brewing. It is a bit like variations on a theme but with beer instead of music. For example, there are three different versions of the B/A/Y/S Russian Imperial Stout:

  • Ghost 2 – the base RIS (Ghost 1) aged on chestnut staves.
  • Ghost 3 – Ghost 2 further aged in bourbon barrels
  • Ghost 4 – Ghost 2 further aged in rye barrels

 

Adroit Theory Brewing Company – B/A/Y/S (Ghost 3)
Appearancewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
This beer pours a silky black. The beige head forms a ring around the glass with a cirrus cloud formation in the middle.
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B/A/Y/S has a light butty aroma with a hint of sweet cherry. Later, the chocolate malt undertones come through.
Tastewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
There is a strong malt base to this stout. The hazelnuts add a woodsy/outdoorsy feeling with the cherries adding a fruity finish. There is no sour elements. From the barrel aging, I get an alcohol zing after the initial tastes fade. The aging also smooths all the taste elements together
Mouthfeel/Drinkabilitywww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
The mouthfeel is outstanding! The beer coats your tongue and lasts a long time, allowing more of the aroma to waft up
Valuewww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.comwww.dyerware.com
This beer was free since I am a taste tester but I am still rating the value as N/A. Adroit Theory hasn't set any pricing at this time
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I was really impressed with this RIS. The appearance, taste, aroma, and mouthfeel all compare very favorably to the top barrel-aged stouts available today.
B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout

B/A/Y/S Imperial Stout

Beer Stats
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Serving: Bottle
Size: 12 oz
ABV: 9.1%
BA Score: n/a
RB Score: n/a

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Written by Bob Pack

Simply put, Bob is a beer lover. He goes out of his way to try new beers whenever he can find them. The love of trying new beers had resulted in a beer label collection of over 1400. When it comes down to it, Bob is a hop head. He loves IPAs (including double and black). Stouts are a close second. His tweet reviews on @nova_beer are simple and approachable. Let him know what you think. Find Bob Pack on Google Plus

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