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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
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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: Zorro on 12-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Kermitthefrayer
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t8dd
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of roger617
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No real chocolate flavor. No molasses deep RIS sweet finish. Just good. 22oz bottle. Dec 13 date. $15 bevmo. Yes Seriously.$15. I like chocolate stouts and I like RIS. Seemed natural but came back in between. It was more bitter and less body than an RIS.

Photo of Grinky
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vogey77
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown with off white head. At this point most of the chocolate and coffee flavors and smell has faded. Beer might be past it prime, would recomend drinking immediatly. Still not the worst imperial stout ive had by far.

Photo of Johnny_Blackhands
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler in a pint glass, this fine Russian imperial chocolate stout presents a firm tan head with great lacing, mahogany black in color, and a nice nose of cocoa, roasted grains, and black plum/dark fruit. Flavors are dark bakers chocolate up front, lightly bitter burnt grains, to the sides and back with some sweetness vying for attention. Dry finish and very coating. A VERY good imperial with light warming alcohol as it moderates to room temperature.

Cheers.

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of schimschim
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
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...

Photo of SadMachine
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of Goobastic
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.