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Theophan The Recluse - Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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Theophan The Recluse
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BA SCORE
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very good

59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Taverns Craft Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mweso2000 on 10-25-2013)
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.38/5  rDev -14.2%

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with two fingers of creamy light tan head. The foam slowly settles down to a film. Average lacing.

S: Milk chocolate, brown sugar, malted milk balls, coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate. Well balanced, but not terribly interesting.

T: Brown sugar is now pretty strong. Milk chocolate and malted milk balls are also there along with a bit of dark chocolate and coffee.

M: On the thin side with creamy carbonation.

O: Tasty, but a little uninteresting. Could use some more complexity and some more intense flavors.

12-29-2013 01:33:00 | More by coreyfmcdonald
More User Reviews:
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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VinceMig

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-23-2013 18:53:53 | More by VinceMig
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Mdblub


5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-20-2014 04:54:52 | More by Mdblub
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-31-2014 14:02:36 | More by seavercm
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cmanzer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-17-2013 03:13:00 | More by cmanzer
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kjc111

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-13-2014 20:19:24 | More by kjc111
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-10-2014 02:47:31 | More by Keith_R
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kferq

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-23-2014 02:17:19 | More by kferq
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-27-2014 01:52:07 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.9%

03-08-2014 08:41:47 | More by 100200300
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

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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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-21-2013 13:15:51 | More by DerrickW
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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
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Kmccabe33

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-17-2014 20:01:52 | More by Kmccabe33
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-08-2014 18:58:23 | More by rrski198
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Brandyn

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-28-2014 03:14:58 | More by Brandyn
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-08-2014 18:36:14 | More by Mattsk1
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2014 04:01:32 | More by thatoneguymike
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Tward653

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-24-2014 12:58:19 | More by Tward653
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justinthegypo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-17-2014 21:06:12 | More by justinthegypo
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mwisdom562

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-30-2013 00:50:38 | More by mwisdom562
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-23-2013 19:51:04 | More by sd123
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-11-2014 15:05:23 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

04-17-2014 01:51:33 | More by khargro2
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Theophan The Recluse from Three Taverns Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.