Theophan The Recluse - Three Taverns Craft Brewery
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Reviews by cindyjeffsmith:
4.09/5 rDev +3.8%
Appearance: dark and nearly opaque. Some ruby highlights peak through. Not much head to speak of, slight legs/lacing.
Smell: pleasant enough. Not very rich for an imp but let's see what happens as it warms. Smells more like a milt stout than a Russian. There's a slight sourness amidst the semi-sweet cocoa and mild roastiness. Guess that's the Belgian yeast. This does get more interesting as it warms.
Taste: I'm really diggin this. Very smooth, tasty and complex. Hard to identify a stand out flavor, instead they blend well into a unique beast. A hint of spice in the finish.
Overall: a little thin for the style. I usually prefer rich and decadent. This is more on the subtle, complex side, and done quite well.
Edit note: this opened up more as it warmed. Went back and upped smell, taste, and overall. Kudos.
01-03-2014 23:57:53 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.76/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured nearly black from the tap with a very good head.
This has a load of coffee and black licorice with the dark roasted malts. Mildly bitter; strong and bold. Alcohol is nearly invisible. Lasting aftertaste.
Feel: light-medium carbonation; a bit lively for style.
O: rich and strongly flavored, even for style.
01-27-2014 04:58:30 | More by chinchill
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
750mL bottle from Sherlock's (Marietta, GA). 11.98. Bottled 12/09/13 (I think. The ink was smeared). Served in a Bruery snifter.
Pours with chest nut edges under the light but rests in the glass solid black. The finger and a half of foamy capucinno head settles to a thick ring with a nice haze over the surface but leaves little in the way of lace.
Aromas of toasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, brown sugar and some vaguely Belgian yeasty notes.
Sharp flavors of bitter pure dark chocolate, deeply roasted malt, black coffee, raisin bread, cherry skins, resiny hop oil bitterness, a little licorice and just a tad of booze. Overall toasty and bitter with a little less sweetness than I'd prefer.
Body is on the lighter side of medium with mild but present carbonation. Bitter coffee and burnt fudge settle on the tongue for a lingering finish.
While this is far from my favorite imperial stout I must admit that I've enjoyed it a little more every time I drink one. Not hunt-worthy but I don't shy away from it when it's offered. I'll be socking a couple away to see if the bitterness will fade to reveal more balancing sweetness.
01-19-2014 18:03:00 | More by ThickNStout
3.7/5 rDev -6.1%
750ml Bottle - $11 and some change - poured into a 3T Chalice
A - Pitch black, very little head and virtually no lacing
S - Not a super assertive nose, hints of roasted malt and a touch of burnt rubber. Very little Belgian yeast esters.
T - Roasted coffee and mild hop bitterness, touch of adjunct sugar sweetness that gives a touch a semi-sweet chocolate, but is also starting to give me a headache.
M - Low carbonation, with a silky mouth feel and sticky finish.
O - Nothing wrong with the beer, but the $12 price tag has me feeling a little burned
01-07-2014 02:36:25 | More by Zach136
Theophan The Recluse from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.