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

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

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%


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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Reviews by cleve00:
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cleve00

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent RIS but probably won't repeat due to price point where I live.

After pour, dark brown/black with a plum color at the stem of glass at bottom. Head 2 fingers at the pour which dissipates quickly after a minute, which leaves you with a flat cola look.

Smell has major notes of roasted coffee, and hint of raisin, plum

Drank at room temp in a glass goblet, not much carbonation noted. Bitterness comes in and stays to the swallow but eventually gives way to the roasted coffee and finishes dry.

I would love to see what this limited 2013 would be like in "14" or "15", alas the price point detracts from this pursuit.

Much more to explore below this price range that will fill my needs/wants.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 20:20:10 | More by cleve00
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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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SHODriver

California

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.