1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Death - Rivertown Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
DeathDeath

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A high-gravity Russian Imperial Stout brewed from a blend of dark malts and Jolokai peppers (Ghost Chili Peppers).

(Beer added by: Ohiovania on 12-15-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Weekiwachee
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of AlexFields
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Fordknox
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ToddBeans
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Beercheeze
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Vaandga
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jordanimal
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Metllica97
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dunlap926
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of dcisco44
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of bleedblue9150
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Iparedman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of crytion
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Chuffbomb
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of brauseboof
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you're going to balance a strong beer, you've got to use strong flavor. The Rivertown brewers reach into the spice rack for those impressively hot ghost chilies. Shying away from their traditional beer making, this experimental stout isn't for the timid.

Its inky-black pour offers nothing of the peppers within, at least to the eye. Resorting to stillness quickly, initial aromas are roasted with french-press coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and cola nut. With a faint herbal undertow, piney hops and mild vegetative fruit stem from its pepper additions.

Across the middle, the body waivers slightly, revealing the taste of coffee grounds, bittersweet chocolate and simple caramelized syrups which take on proportions of pecan and cola. Its savory fade reveals mild fudge and savory toasted tastes before the heat arrives.

Remaining full, the weight of alcohol warms the palate thoroughly with rummy spice, but all that is expounded upon as something sinister smolders underneath. With each sip, the capsaicin head builds upon the last and intensifies with the irresistible allure of the ghost chili.

Death is a massive stout that's more than able to stand on its own, but the use of peppers give the taste a complex kick that's more than just a subtle nuance. You've really gotta like spicy foods in order to take on this beast!

Photo of ThaJokerWild
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +9.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Death from Rivertown Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.