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Death - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
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: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ohiovania on 12-15-2012

A high-gravity Russian Imperial Stout brewed from a blend of dark malts and Jolokai peppers (Ghost Chili Peppers).
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Photo of ColdPoncho
2.34/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What is a Jolokia Pepper?

A - A light body for an "imperial stout." Very brown.

S - Loads of diacetyl. I guess it's spicy diacetyl. Caramelly diacetyl. Roasted diacetyl. It's fuckin buttery.

T - Tastes like hot pepper-laced butter with hints of dark fruit and caramel. Thinking of it as a beer that represents "death," I can dig it. But it's not something that is good, much like death.

O - Don't care about mouthfeel, this beer is weird. Buttery as fuck, spicy. And maybe there's an imperial brown ale behind it. This is a deathly beer for sure.

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.57/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Parkbrau Pils glass on 12/22/12

Dark brown, but not as dark as a RIS perhaps should be. This is merely a shade or two darker than Famine. 1/3rd of an inch head drops and scatters to ring retention. Very few specks of lace.

Burnt sugars and some chocolate, toffee molasses, raisins and dark fruit. Notions of peanut butter. Grainy smoothness; oatmeal? Faint soap and some off notes. Peppers are marginal at best.

Ah, the Jolokia peppers do come through for the palate with building spiciness. Roasted chocolate lies underneath; thankfully not as sugary as the aroma let on. The base beer isn't outlandishly heavy or boozy, especially if this thing is really 11%. Death has some of the usual Rivertown funny business but, coincidence or otherwise, the peppers detract from it.

The body is medium-full with fairly average carbonation. Smooth, modest viscosity. Any alcohol is masked by the peppers or well hidden. Feel-wise, this is pretty easy to drink for a RIS.

Leave it to Rivertown to make somewhat enjoyable a rather timid version of a style such as this. This may be the best of the four horsemen.

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Death from Rivertown Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.