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Rahsann Roland Kirk Stritch Stout - Angel City Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Angel City Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-06-2008)
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

CEDAMA, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of illidurit
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at the December Santa Cruz tasting. Pours almost black with a creamy light-brown head. Super roasty, lots of burnt coffee along with bitter dark chocolate and soy sauce. Oily charred molasses. A little thin but somehow not boozy at all. Just not that inspiring overall.

illidurit, Jan 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:

Sizable head drops quickly to a thin lacing. A shade away from complete opacity of darkness. Smells of fresh crushed cocoa beans, dried plums and faint charcoal. Slick and creamy medium body, a bit lighter on the palate than expected. Kicks off with a milk chocolate flavor, with some mild roasted coffee tagging along. Alcohol is on the breath from the first sip, but never becomes hot; clean with a quick splash of dried plum fruitiness. Hops are here, but just to balance--no flexing of super alpha bitterness here, which is fine by us, as we dig where the malt is leading. The roasted grain chocolate character soon turns to a cocoa powder flavor as the maltiness swings to the dry side in the end.

Very easy to sip and a complete contrast to the hyped stouts of today. Balance and subtlety can go a long way even when it comes to big beers. Two thumbs up from the bros.

BeerAdvocate, Sep 20, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up on a whim in Escondido, and I finally get to the last bottle I brought back from vacation. Pours a nice black color, with about 9 fingers of mocha colored foam. Seriously, with a moderately gentle pour, it overflowed my glass a couple times. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a mere suggestion of hops. On the palate, this one is extremely drinkable, with a bit of bitterness, some roast and coffee/chocolate. Surprisingly good, esp. after the adventure in pouring.

emmasdad, Sep 16, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours the obligatory midnight brown with a tannish head that leaves clumy dots of foam around the sides of the chalice

Smell: Milk chocolate with roasted grains, underneath

Taste: Opens with a milk chocolate flavor that adds a roasted grain and minty tobacco character by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweeter flavors prevail, though the roast, mint and tobacco elements linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A bit too sweet for me, but not a bad beer overall; I also don't really care for the harsh mint and tobacco flavors

brentk56, May 08, 2010
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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Angel City is a home team brewery here in LA and I was really stoked when I saw this at wholefoods for a whopping 3.99. Welp, I got what I paid for. I am a big imperial stout fan and this was easily one of the worst I have had (granted I have had some of the best in the game). Either way, first drain pour stout (not because i was angry but just because i sealed it up and put it in the fridge and would have rather drank anything else until it eventually went bad)

oh well.

I also picked up and otter creek RIS. hoping thats way better.

gregmoscetti, Sep 27, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Angel City Brewing is new to me, despite the fact that I live in Los Angeles. I'm going to have to try more of their brews if this stout is indicative of Angel City's quality. A nice drink, despite a really bad label. (Hey, I can be as superficial as the next guy!)

Pours a deep brown/black with a short lived tan head. Assertive and appealing dark coffee nose with hints of bitter dark chocolate. A very nice rich nose that carries through the entire beer.

Tastes of rich, deep black quality espresso with undertones of rich bitter black chocolate. There is also a bit of dark candied cherries in the taste...sort of like those brandied-chocolate cherries. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is quite nice with a creamy texture that is appealing and a wonderful finish of..you guessed it...rich coffee/espresso and dark bitter chocolate.

So, if you like those rich, somewhat creamy espresso, dark bitter chocolate stouts, you'll like this one. Lot of quality in this beer. A nice (and surprising) drink!

GRG1313, May 21, 2009
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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I bought a 22oz. bottle of this beer from the Angel City Brewery.

Stritch Stout is an opaque black, and it has a nice fluffy retentive tan head. Lacing is prominent.

The aroma is of roasted malt with notes of chocolate and coffee. There is a slight alcoholic smell as well.

The taste is of sweet roasted malt and chocolate with light grassy hops at first, followed by black coffee and alcohol. The beer leaves a moderate hop bitterness and a black coffee aftertaste. There is also a slight hint of grape in the aftertaste.

The body is medium to full, the carbonation is moderate, and the finish is slightly dry.

This beer is a real treat, but with 10% ABV, you can't drink too many. Goes great with chocolate desserts.

KevinBrewer, Jan 17, 2009
Rahsann Roland Kirk Stritch Stout from Angel City Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.