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Cincinnati Beer Week 2013 Embree's Northern Dark - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  10.94% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: patpbr on 01-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of WillWillows
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Limited availability. I picked it up at Cork and Bottle in Newport KY. Pours a nice chocolate brown, a nice roasted carmel overtones. It is a good winter blend beer. High alcohol content 10.94% . Good dark bitter chocolate taste. This is a good dark beer.

Photo of keeganfrank
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate-colored ale with a sudsy, tan head. Aromas of perfumy, floral hops and roasted mocha; flavors of sweet florals and tart coffee. Very smooth and light-bodied for something with almost 11% abv...one could easily drink way too much of this stuff.

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ending a long hiatus of reviews for this one-time offering from 10 Cincinnati Breweries (Blank Slate, Christian Moerlein, Fifty West, Great Crescent, Listermann, Mt. Carmel, Rivertown, Rock Bottom, Samuel Adams, and Triple Digit). Last year's Barleywine was odd fresh...looking forward to this one.

A - Looks nice - rather dark body with a medium-dark tan head that fades quickly to a ring and film of white foam.

S - Lots of roasted caramel up front, hints of vanilla...this is about all I can discern.

T - A nice full spectrum of roasted toffee, caramel, etc., the vanilla. It's quite sweet, with a light alcohol burn on the finish. Not a lot of depth, and perhaps a bit too much booze, but it's pretty good.

M - a touch drying, smooth, a little bit thin.

O - this is alright. Considering it's a collaboration from a lot breweries that range from poor to good (IMO, of course), this is at the upper end of the possible range. Looking forward to seeing how time treats it.

Photo of patpbr
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark brown with a small tan head.
Smell - Roast, dark fruit and sweet.
Taste - Robust, Chocolate a hint of sweetness, Caramel. I notice dark fruit as well. Malty brew
Mouth feel - Medium body can taste the alcohol as it warms.
Overall - Bought this as a single bottle.It states it was brewed and bottled by Rivertown in collaboration with local (Cincinnati) breweries as part of beer week 2013.

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Cincinnati Beer Week 2013 Embree's Northern Dark from Rivertown Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.