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Tovarish - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 53
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
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 wethorseblanket:
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

On tap for Beachwood L.B.'s 3rd Anniversary event. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours asphalt black with a 1/4-inch thick dark mocha head which fades to a thin cap and yields spotty lace.

N: Amped up roasted coffee/espresso, earthy and spicy.

T: Follows nose with a powerfully coffee forward roasty note, dark chocolate, slightly sweet and bitter.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Finishes roasty, rich, deeply layered coffee.

O: A sipper and thinker. Very enjoyable.

wethorseblanket, Jul 11, 2014
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The Bruery Provisions
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Deep black throughout with a thin light brown head that leaves spots and spiderwebs of lace down the glass.

A big aroma of roasted malt and sharp, powerful coffee notes.

The flavor follows suit, with huge amounts of roasted malt character and big flavors of coffee and bitter espressos and chocolates. Complete.

A big, thick, viscous, luscious, creamy mouthfeel. The hallmark of this beer.


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On tap at The Bruery Provisions. A Russian Imperial stout with lots of coffee. Black with a small head. Very lacy. Dark fruit. A tad astringent but otherwise a good representation of the style, even though I am not a coffee fan I enjoyed some of the expresso.

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Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a fair-sized medium beige head. nice looker.

Smell: Upfront coffee with some moderate dark chocolate notes.

Taste: Coffee, unsweetened baker's chocolate and some roasted malt notes. The beer finishes with the coffee notes, and some mild hop and roasted malt notes. The alcohol presence is very subtle for the ABV.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with the perfect level of carbonation for the style (for my taste).

Overall: Even though this has been cellared (51F) for a few months the coffee still takes center stage. The prominent coffee, the good mouth-feel and the coffee nose work well for my tastes.

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Tovarish from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.