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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series)Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series)

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BA SCORE
84
good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-31-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

schimschim, Friday at 08:16 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 03, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours mahogany with 2+ fingers of mocha head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Some roastyness & cocoa, carob & plums

T: Cocoa, a little bit of charred grain up front. Dryness, roastyness, plums & cocoa as this warms, some charred grain too. Finishes dry, roasty, a little plummy & a with some nice Baker's chocolate notes
MF: Firm carbonation, medium body, warming

Fairly drinkable, the rest of their big stouts seem to be boozey messes compared to this. Would buy again if the price was right, still not quite put together well enough to get too excited about...

russpowell, Oct 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

SadMachine, Sep 28, 2014
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Goobastic, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

2beerdogs, Aug 30, 2014
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Denzo, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jason_nwx, Aug 08, 2014
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JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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YeastEnthusiast, Jul 10, 2014
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GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Akshay, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Fitze, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

tpaetow, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

NMG318, Apr 21, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really a looker for a guy who likes the dark stuff. Extreme darkness, slightly thick pour. Brown head that has moderate retention. A spotty lace and a creamy brown froth left up top as the head falls.

Malt, chocolate and alcohol. A treat on the night before Easter. They use the word decadent on the bottle and that's the word to describe the smell.

Chocolate tempered with alcohol best defines the taste. A more bittersweet version of chocolate that milk chocolate, but no worries. Very malt forward with balance provided by the alcohol.

Feels thicker that it looks, despite a fairly thick look. A bit of smokiness. Full bodied and then some. Warm from the alcohol. No real bitterness from hops, only from the alcohol and the chocolate itself. A warming sensation from mid-sip on.

I love this beer. A great dinner beer, especially with a chocolate and peanut butter bunny downstairs in the fridge waiting for me.

RickS95, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bcerv-ca, Apr 12, 2014
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3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bottle from 2013

A: pours black with a finger of dense tan head from a vigorous pour that fades to a small pool and collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smell is heavily chocolate with some roast malt and a hint of coffee
T: taste is chocolate, roast malt, more chocolate, a hint of coffee and still more chocolate. Swallow is bitter dark chocolate and bitter roast malt with a tinge of coffee on the back end
M: I wouldn't call this a full mouthfeel as it feels a bit on the watery side. carbonation is soft but there and the finish is a little dry
O: Not bad but not great. there are better beers out there for the same price. Based on the way it poured I thought it would have a little more going on and drink a lot bigger.

SHODriver, Apr 08, 2014
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Viperman1316, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TaborTime, Mar 09, 2014
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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.