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Avarice - River North Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuckusDu on 08-17-2012)
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber served slightly chilled into a goblet.

Avarice is nearly black with light passing only through the edges. It has a thin tan head that settles quickly but leaves some spotty lace.

Aroma is full of roasted malts but is also fairly hoppy in an earthy spicy kind of way. The Belgian yeast also comes through here despite the strong malt body. So far, it's interesting but disjointed.

Flavor follows the same theme of being a strange mash-up of flavors that don't really seem to compliment each other. There is a very bold roasted malt body but an equally bold fresh C-hop bitterness and flavor profile. Then the yeast comes in for yet another unexpected twist.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and nicely carbonated but drinkability is low. The label suggests hoarding(?) but I would recommend sharing and bouncing some thoughts about where this beer succeeds and fails.

Overall not a bad stout but one that may need some tweaking.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 02:21:08 | More by GilGarp
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mdfb79

New York

4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 07/21/14 notes. Thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with one inch of medium tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, toffee, coffee, vanilla, sweet chocolate, toasted malts, and cream. Awesome nose, tons going on and it all works well together.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, sweet milk chooclate, bitter bakers chocolate, toasted malts, cream, vanilla, and coconut. taste has more coffee and bitter chocolate.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy, easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good beer. Easy to drink and a great nose. Would love to try the BBA version.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 16:17:59 | More by mdfb79
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
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Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a noticeable Belgian yeast quality in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

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Avarice from River North Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.