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Avarice - River North Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 65
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: RuckusDu on 08-17-2012

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22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy chocolate malts, dark fruit, and some bourbony alcohol.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts, tart dark fruits, some black licorice and a roasted bitter finish with some bourbony alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with creamy carbonation.

Overall, a decent imperial stout. All the roast kind of clashed with the sweet, slightly tart, fruit. (481 characters)

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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. (940 characters)

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Avarice from River North Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.