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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
84
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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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

1.98/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 00:01:03 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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lehueve

Mexico

4/5  rDev +7%

11-04-2013 19:13:06 | More by lehueve
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DillanWeems

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-22-2013 04:17:24 | More by DillanWeems
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-13-2013 15:13:10 | More by Pens1967
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EB1

California

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-28-2013 21:25:53 | More by EB1
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +7%

09-17-2013 05:48:18 | More by twelveinches
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Dmart1223

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-17-2013 01:33:38 | More by Dmart1223
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elektronen

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-14-2013 03:03:26 | More by elektronen
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-11-2013 12:53:35 | More by tbryan5
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sd123

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-07-2013 01:17:47 | More by sd123
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Liondiscs

California

4/5  rDev +7%

09-03-2013 08:12:43 | More by Liondiscs
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-22-2013 21:52:13 | More by Theortiz01
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-22-2013 07:20:29 | More by ohiobeer29
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +7%

07-25-2013 19:42:08 | More by HowlingTurkey
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Smurf2055

Washington

4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 23:32:09 | More by Smurf2055
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Liana

California

5/5  rDev +33.7%

07-13-2013 06:27:30 | More by Liana
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-05-2013 18:16:30 | More by Gatordaddy
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ChalupaBatman

California

4/5  rDev +7%

06-12-2013 02:56:46 | More by ChalupaBatman
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 00:41:48 | More by jgasparine
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-07-2013 04:46:34 | More by megamass
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-06-2013 23:16:57 | More by bluckbeyes
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-05-2013 23:07:15 | More by jkane101
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JordonHoltzman

New York

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 20:26:54 | More by JordonHoltzman
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-22-2013 12:11:49 | More by williamjbauer
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-22-2013 02:56:38 | More by ackeeper
Raven's Eye Imperial Stout from Eel River Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.