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

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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-12-2003)
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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

CrazyDavros, Aug 10, 2014
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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.

Rob23, Jul 06, 2014
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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.

ADZA, Apr 15, 2014
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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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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...

cherche, Mar 29, 2014
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Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.