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Tovarish - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.86%


Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: billshmeinke on 12-01-2011)
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Reviews by billshmeinke:
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billshmeinke

California

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip.

Pitch black with a finger of beige head. Great lacing. Looks perfect.

Smells of fresh espresso. Bakers chocolate, chocolate fudge, some vanilla. Super rich and lucious nose.

Tastes of coffee, chocolate fudge, vanilla, tar, some oats. Quite roasty, even some resiny hop flavors.

Thick, smooth, great carbonation. Impeccably balanced.

Wow, just wow. Kinda like Speedway or Infamous, but better.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2011 02:37:03 | More by billshmeinke
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter/stout glass. Enjoyed on 4/3

A - Dark as night with a full fingered off white mocha head with decent lacing. Looks more coffee colored than completely opaque

S - Smells like expresso, coffee, dark chocolates, milk chocolates and some bitterness mixed in.

T - Taste is much the same with an explosion of expresso and coffee. The back end fills in with some dark chocolates. Really a well balanced coffee presence

M - Mouthfeel is nearly perfect with a full bodied lightly carbonated creamy mouthfeel. Chewy and delicious

O - This is one of the better coffee stouts that i've had. Up there with Blueprint LSD, Sump and various others

Seek this out if you can as it deserves a higher rating than it has. Think there may have been a few bad bottles out there

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber of the 2013 vintage. Picked this up while in LA. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter today, 2/5/2014. We drank this blind alongside Wake'n'Bake and FBS.

App- Viscous, thick dark black body. Minimal carbonation, perhaps a 1-finger dark mocha head that doesn't retain particularly well, although about standard for a RIS. A bit of lacing but not much.

Smell- Rich espresso. Lots of coffee up front. As it warms, I get more milk chocolates and bitter black coffee. Very rich and intense, though not the most complex.

Flavour- Lots and lots of coffee initially, but as it warms up just like the nose, more milk chocolates, baker's chocolates, bitter earthy coffee and some umami comes out to balance out the coffee. Very complex and interesting.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, creamy, perfect carbonation. A sipper. Aftertaste is a bit weak, like the coffee is fading despite being so present in the rest of the body. Would have liked the chocolate flavours in the malts to stand out more in the back-end. But its sort of nitpicking at this point.

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Tovarish from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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