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Raven's Eye Imperial Stout - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Raven's Eye Imperial StoutRaven's Eye Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
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294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-12-2003

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Nice light molasses taste and good mouthfeel. Smoother as it warmed. Good not great

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trackedout
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nick29
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, rich and bold flavoring

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured to tulip

Pours opaque black with a finger of brown head, settles to a ring of lace,

Fairly faint aroma, a bit of molasses and malt

Flavor has a nice hit of molasses and anise, some roasty malt, dark fruit (prune?) and surprising amount of hoppiness lingering on the tongue (OK, bottle says 52 IBUs, so that shouldn't be a surprise). A bit boozy, and some grassy flavor as it warms..

Mouthfeel is significant, but seems lighter than some in the style

Pretty rare I give an overall rating better than the component ratings, but there ya go... this beer makes a better impression on me than the sum of its parts. A refreshingly different take on one of my fave styles, which reminds me more of some of my own forays brewing the style than any commercial examples. I'd love to try a barrel aged version of this!

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2.67/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just an okay stout, nothing to go crazy about

Photo of Catracho5
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of studad
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Two40addict
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of mcloud2
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of bcm75
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of atpca
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of rawfish
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of sheltone60
3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a light tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, caramel, bready malt, liquorice and cocoa.
Flavours include bitter one-dimensional roast, booze, a prominent milk chocolate note and bready malt.
Nice creamy carbonation.
A bit more complexity would be nice for a beer of this strength.

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Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.