Raven's Eye Imperial Stout - Eel River Brewing Co.
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3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
Aftertastes of bitter cocoa and hops lasts for a while.
Overall a nice offering that has a nice molasses taste to it, which is unique.
01-06-2014 05:41:20 | More by BastardKing24
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
Overall: A nice beer. No major flaws, a bit dry but nice flavor and obviously made with sufficient malt and hops to be Imperial. A good slow sipper, glad to try it.
12-29-2013 00:06:16 | More by HardTarget
3.48/5 rDev -7%
A- More like an Imperial Porter
S- Dark fruits, raisins, maybe a little chocolate.
T-Raisins, dark fruits,
M- Full bodied and smooth, must have been oats.
O- A good quality beer and certainly drinkable, but I've had better RISs. I'd go with okay on this one.
11-30-2013 16:55:09 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
1.98/5 rDev -47.1%
Appearance: Pours a dark rich brown that looks close to black in the glass. Head is dark tan and creamy. Drops to a small bubbly cap and collar. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Some hints of deep red at the edges when held to direct light.
Smell: Cocoa and a ton of dark fruit. Cherry, fig, plum, and dark berry. Some dark chocolate with a solid punch of roasted malt. Vague hint of herbal and citrus hopping, but it's big and malty. Sharp snap of licorice. Slightly oxidized with some backing alcohol. Relatively standard if a bit big on the dark fruit.
Taste: Mildly roasted with a hint of cocoa. Some dark chocolate buried in there as well. A hint of citrus and herbal hop notes. Pushes dark cherry and various dark berries along with fig and plum. Deeply fruity. A touch of licorice. Oxidation pushes sherry and some phenols. A touch of alcohol heat on the back. Some burnt my edges with a caramelized sweetness. A ton of raisin, a ton.
Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Clean.
Overall: At this rate, news of winter will never arrive.
A rather unexciting stout. It's a raisin bomb. Missing some darker roasted malts and depth.
11-05-2013 00:01:03 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.54/5 rDev +21.4%
Pours dark with a finger or two of tan head. Big bubbles.
Rich chocolate and coffee flavors. Really powerful smell too. Rich.
Very strong coffee flavor. Creamy. Rich and flavorful. Bit of a bitter finish. Masks the alcohol.
Great beer. Great price and availability, was really glad I got to try it. Super under rated Imperial stout that hangs with the best of them.
07-14-2013 23:32:09 | More by Smurf2055
Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.