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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84
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-31-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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...

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4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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