Grandfather Raven - Black Raven Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.72/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the expanded tasting room:
The beer arrived with a thick head on it - less than an inch. Mixture of dark brown/blackness.
Smells of chocolate, cocoa, and roasted malts.
Tastes nice and smooth but big. I didn't notice the alcohol much at all.
Mouthfeel is chewy and perfect for the style.
This is another great example of why Black Raven is the best new(er) brewery in WA!
Serving type: on-tap
02-01-2011 03:35:42 | More by ScreamForMe
4.58/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle served in a Black Raven curved pint. Thanks to OakedCanuck for the brew.
A: Pours an opaque jet black color with a dark khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes very slowly to a thick film that leaves some splotchy, soapy lace down the glass.
S: This smells amazing. Dark cocoa, tootsie roll and milk chocolate come across in wafts. Sweet malts with a little roast. Espresso sweetness with a hint of vanilla and some ground coffee beans. Smells absolutely delicious.
T: Smooth milk chocolate. Mild roasted malts, slightly drying in nature, with a rolled oat sweetness as well. Slightly bitter coffee grounds with some light dark fruit flavors in the background.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium low carbonation. Silky smooth across the palate, a little oily as well. Sweet and roasted finish.
O: One of the best Russian Imperial stouts I've ever had. Perfectly balanced across the board with well hidden booze. I wish this wasn't so limited and rare because I could drink this stuff every single day.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 23:21:35 | More by Treebs
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from notes. Had on tap at Black Raven.
A: Pours a dark black with a one finger tan head on top. Great head retention, slowly reducing to a cap on top. Some sticky laving down the sides.
T: Lots of deep roasted malt mixed with chocolate, both milk and some dark. There is a bit of a mocha aroma/coffee, but subtle. Really inviting.
T: Very similar to the aroma, lots of chocolate and roast with some faint coffee/espresso. Really nice, one of the better imperial stouts I have had, without any barrel aging.
M: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Very smooth and easy drinking.
O: Really nice RIS, easy drinking for a big beer that has a great flavor profile.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2013 00:26:26 | More by mdaschaf
Grandfather Raven from Black Raven Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.