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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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good

265 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 265
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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spoonhawk

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-19-2012 01:54:42 | More by spoonhawk
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-19-2012 00:29:04 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2012 13:11:31 | More by cdwil
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artdob

California

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black - initial head subsides quickly, with small amounts of brown foam lingering on top.

Aroma is wonderful. Sweet chocolate, anise, light black pepper notes. Fudge brownie all around as well. And this is before tasting - can't wait to dive in.

Taste - lots going on here. Sweet malt, Dark caramel, bitterweet cocoa, lingering light bitterness. Much to appreciate here.

Mouthfeel has decent amount of carbonation without being over the top for the style.

Overall, I am really enjoying this one and could see revisiting it if found locally. I picked this up at a Whole Foods in Sebastopol California while on vacation. Plus it is certified organic - cool and giving consideration for this bonus feature in my overall rating. In the Imperial Stout category, Old Rasputin is still king of the hill for me but in absence of finding that, I wouldn't hesitate to spend time with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:30:07 | More by artdob
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AnotherNameFor


4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-07-2012 16:13:24 | More by AnotherNameFor
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout has a medium, tan head and a very dark brown, with ruby highlights, appearance. Lacing is minimal. The aroma is of sour, dark-roasted barley malt and dark coffee and chicory. Taste is of dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark cherries, licorice, fudge, sourness, and chicory. The mouthfeel is heavy, slick, and smooth, and Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout finishes heavy, dense, wet, and very drinkable.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 14:28:02 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mrsimm

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2012 00:46:16 | More by mrsimm
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

05-31-2012 20:08:23 | More by OriolesFan1008
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-01-2012 15:12:06 | More by neckbracesub
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-30-2012 22:30:28 | More by Lantern
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SalMineo

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-16-2012 17:27:04 | More by SalMineo
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KevdoggNasty


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-30-2012 07:09:55 | More by KevdoggNasty
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-05-2012 02:24:25 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-21-2012 03:29:57 | More by Nage37
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-20-2012 03:39:12 | More by jfcaa193
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kojevergas

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a hard plastic cup in me friends gaff in Palo Alto, California. Acquired at a local BevMo. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a two finger head of tan colour, great thickness, great cream, and good retention. Colour is a solid black.

Sm: Nuts, chocolate, cream, milk, and caramel. A moderate strength aroma. A simple aroma for the style.

T: Chocolate, nuts, caramel, milk, roasted barley, and maybe toffee. Enjoyable and pretty complex. I quite like it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some cream. A bit off for a stout, but nice nonetheless.

Dr: Drinkable for the ABV. I'd like to try it on draught or nitro. A nice little imperial stout.

B-

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 03:18:20 | More by kojevergas
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xnapshot

Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-19-2012 01:23:09 | More by xnapshot
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-16-2012 15:22:39 | More by Tyrawlings
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efb123

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-31-2012 05:06:42 | More by efb123
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a pretty large imperial stout. pours nearly black with a frothy off white head. smells like espresso and burnt sugary malt. flavor is big coffee up front with a slow wave of roasty bready grain and booze washing over the palate. mouthfeel is fair, plenty of bubbles and a medium body, it could stand to be a little fuller, might balance out the intense flavors a little better. overal a good imperial stout, one bomber is enough for a hefty buzz!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 22:37:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

01-17-2012 02:49:30 | More by gafferjohn
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RedHaze

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-16-2012 01:02:01 | More by RedHaze
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MrJolly

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7%

01-14-2012 03:23:05 | More by MrJolly
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-07-2012 17:13:46 | More by kevgod
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

12-27-2011 20:50:15 | More by BMart
Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.