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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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266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-12-2003)
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Reviews by abedenbaugh:
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abedenbaugh

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark black color with an off white head. The head has medium sized bubbles and stayed for awhile.
S: It has a very sweet aroma. Some alcohol in the nose. Also a little bit of a candy smell.
T: A soft roasty flavor up front. The mouth feel helps make everying more rounded in the beer. Some coffee. Hints of red wine. A little bit of bitterness in the end.
MF: Medium-heavy mouth feel and medium-high carbonation.
D: I enjoyed this beer a lot. The mouth feel really makes the beer more rounded and helped all of the flavors go well together.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 19:02:15 | More by abedenbaugh
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Heffastera

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Rob23

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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have passed this one up so many times I thought what the hell and bought it.Pours black as my kids moms soul.I dont smell much...maybe some plum and cocoa.First sip is a bit boozy but gives way to the cocoa and othe signiture stout flavors.It seems to have that pop rocks dissolve on the tongue effect that I tend to like.For 7 bucks it aint bad and I would definatly revisit this one if I could not find a Ten Fidy or a Stone in stock...not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 02:20:03 | More by Rob23
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-28-2014 00:15:47 | More by LovenHoppiness
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours the darkest brown hue with a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is molasses,plums and dark mocha,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of dark coffee,chocolate,molasses and finished bittersweetness and overall it's quite nice without being over the top cheers.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 13:15:16 | More by ADZA
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet cocoa, char, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell and tasty flavors that make this one easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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cherche

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle served into a stemless wineglass

A: dark, dark brown, black in the center of the glass, brown on the edges. big mocha colored cotton head. slight retention.

S: coffee, cacao/chocolate, earthy, sweet booze smell, slight smokiness

T: very similar to smell, smokiness comes out more on back end of taste than in the smell

M: medium mouth feel, nothing out of the ordinary but where i expect a good imperial stout to be

O: very good beer overall - first eel river i have ever tried and i look forward to trying more of their beers...

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Mightykingmalard

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours chocolate brown. Mostly opaque. Head is cappuccino colored.

S: smells a little like licorice.

T: fantastic taste. Hint of black licorice. Extremely smooth. Reminds me of little chocolate licorice bars. Can't remember what they were called...

M: great feel that you want to let sit in your mouth.

O: I enjoyed this beer a lot. Eel river is a brewery I've only recently learned about and everything they do seems to be really good. I love black licorice, so that is part of it. I want to go get another!

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BastardKing24

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got to sample this at Homestead homebrewing in Winston OR so I bought a bottle. It tasted quite good. Served in my snifter.

Pours a dark brown, very dark, but still brown. HUGE billowing mocha head, 2 inches worth, that hangs around forever. This part of the beer they got down well. 4.5

Smell is chocolate and molasses, hint of coffee, and some bitter hop aromas.

Taste is above average with chocolate, coffee, molasses, raisin, and a very nice taste from the yeast they used. Well done solid 4.

Feel is lightly slick and oily, with a nice fine bubbly texture, medium to high carbonation.
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Serving type: bottle

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HardTarget

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

USDA Organic on the cap

Appearance: Black glass shows some light brown edging when back lit. Holds a full finger of tan head.

Smell: Light earthy, leafy hop note, mild milk/lactic acid smell as well. Not a lot here, most of it seems hop driven.

Taste: Slightly sour twang of a stout is on target, lots of roasted barley supported by a sugary malt base that ends up somewhere near balanced. A light rain water taste that I associate with Organic beers, but it melds nicely with what is going on.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, slightly astringent, dry finish encourages the next sip. Almost chalky.

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Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.