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Grandfather Raven - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 40
Gots: 6 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-11-2010)
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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.

Abv: 9.5%

This is another great example of why Black Raven is the best new(er) brewery in WA!

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ScreamForMe, Feb 01, 2011
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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Review #700

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.

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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.

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Grandfather Raven from Black Raven Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.