Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.39/5 rDev +19%
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.
04-20-2014 03:07:42 | More by RickS95
3.41/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
04-08-2014 03:52:31 | More by SHODriver
Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.