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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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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
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

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Beer added by: beerguy101 on 08-12-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cola brown with virtually no head; no visible carbonation.

The aroma is a sweet, melanoidin-rich malt bomb. With the eyes closed, I wouldn't guess this was a stout on the aroma alone, due to a lack of roastiness.

The flavor follows the nose appropriately; rich and malty. I have held onto this bottle for about a year, and it has picked up the PERFECT amount of oxidation... which really just adds a soft complexity to the flavor. Any older, and I think we'd be looking at 'wet cardboard'.

The mouthfeel is full and somewhat oily, with just the smallest tickle from some soft carbonation. Some heat comes into play from the ethanol. No astringency whatsoever.

This beer certainly benefits from some limited ageing. I would certainly seek it out again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black rich body with a bubbly tan head that did not last long. Lacing is nice.
Rich dark malts roasted coffee and chocolate aromas.
Roasty taste of coffee and malt.
Mouthfeel is good, with nice carbonation.
Overall a good RIS that isn't over the top.

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Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.