Tovarish - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by billshmeinke:
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
More User Reviews:
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
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 00:38:52 | More by drmcleod10
4.38/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
Overall- Probably the best non-BA coffee stout I've had so far. This beer deserves more hype than its getting right now as a limited brewery-only coffee stout. Definitely a better beer than Stone Espresso RIS or GD Espresso Yeti.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 06:39:02 | More by Stevedore
Tovarish from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.