Red Hare Putin's Paradise Imperial Stout

Review Date 7/3/2019     By John Staradumsky

Privet, comrade! Have I got a beer for you! The fine folks at the Red Hare brewery of Marietta, Georgia are Putin on a show for all you imperial stout lovers out there with their Putin’s Paradise Russian Imperial Stout. The can label, as you can well see, is festooned with communist iconography-which I’ve never completely understood, since Russian Imperial stouts were born in the Czarist days before the 1917 revolution. Be that as it may, this is a tasty brew indeed.

The label says ROASTY TOASTY, IT GOES TO 11, CZARS STEED. The can is made from recycled aluminum. Thank you Red hare for that!

Red Hare says on their website:

Rich and complex malty flavors come together for this chug worthy brew. Raisin, date, chocolate, and roasty flavors warm your throat hole on the way down with your blind fold on at the execution line while the snow blurs the fact that your toes are frostbit and the entire Soviet army is going to have their way with that same hole once you’re filled with projectiles from kalashnikovs.

Putin’s Paradise Russian Imperial Stout has an alcohol content of 11% by volume. I paid $11.39 for a 4-pack at Target. The cans are stamped as best by SEP 09 2019, and I drank the can I’m reviewing today on January 24th.

Red Hare Putin’s Paradise Russian Imperial Stout pours to a jet-black color with a thick creamy tan head of foam and a rich dark roasty nose. Taking a sip the beer is thick and roasty, almost harsh roasty, dark chocolaty, with a warming alcohol finish.

A very tasty imperial stout, heavy on the roast if you please. I have a few cans stashed to age a little and I’ll be back to tell you how that works out. In the meantime, make sure to try this beer. It really does Trump all other imperial stouts…..


And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.

*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.