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Tatonka Stout - BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An imperial stout — a classic style so rich and flavorful that it was once the private beverage of Russian Czars. The profile is malty sweet, hop bitter roasted, full-bodied, alcoholic and deliciously complex. Beer doesn’t get much more intense than this!

60 IBU

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-13-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Colosdog, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ExaltedNecrosis, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kew, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

cdwil, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Scott_McCool, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Bills453
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a BJ's growler into my Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance - dark brown/black, no light shines through this darkness.

Smell - coffee and dark chocolate. I actually smell some charcoal in this one as well.

Taste - coffee and chocolate taste. Roasted flavor as well.

Overall - a nice stout. Nothing blew me away about this one though.

Bills453, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

gshak, Nov 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jasewaaang, Sep 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

samturner, Sep 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

dubmax, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

caverog, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dbert21, Jun 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

herring556, May 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

RS3Sport, May 19, 2012
Photo of JamesS
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

At Greenwood, Indiana location... Poured a fairly thin black with some decent head and a bit of initial lacing. Decently deep sweet roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee. Decently roastiness in the flavor, as well, with some coffee, and hints of earthy hops. Went down quite smooth, but that could be due to the fact that it's one of the thinnest impy stouts I've ever had. Nothing was bad, but it just wasn't very thick and rich, with a nice collection of flavors, like their should be.

JamesS, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

canders0927, Mar 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

HungarianCount, Feb 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

jacknsally5148, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%

A - Pours a rather light brown. It almost looks reddish in the pour but ends up brown in the glass. Little lead.

S - Mostly some chocolate malt, some dark fruit, very faint.

T - Taste was decent. Again, it's actually pretty light. Some hints of coffee and bitter chocolate, followed up with some dark fruit

M - Smooth, ABV hidden incredibly well. It's actually a lot lighter bodied that what you would expect in an imperial stout.

Overall - It was decent. Very light and drinkable, but not incredibly full and flavorful. Sort of a RIS Lite.

BeerBuckeye, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Omer4176, Jan 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

pperez38, Jan 22, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -8.4%

Dark brown pour, lighter brown head to it, looks the part, even if slightly lighter than most. Aroma was kinda muted, not as much sweetness or roastyness as you would hope for.

Taste, decent, hides the alcohol quite well, but a little pase for an RIS. Sturdy, but no one flavor to speak of, which depending on your point a view, could be a grand testament to its balance.

Overall, a decent beer worth having again, especially considering its cheapness and ability to hide alcohol.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

edk218, Dec 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CelticAleMan, Dec 22, 2011
Tatonka Stout from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.