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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

132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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Ratings: 132 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

LuceScrew, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ewhugh, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

strib, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Meleah
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Meleah, Apr 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Dactrius, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Massbmx, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of ramo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ramo, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mendvicdog, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, pretty close to black with a shim of tan head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate, dark malts and molasses with a bit of licorice and smoke.

Taste. Bitter dark chocolate with high cocoa content (in a good way), a bit of dark malt and dark fruits, and some grain alcohol.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation with some soothing warmth.

Overall. A decent chocolate stout that's heavy on the cocoa. I liked it.

Rutager, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Maltmaiden
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: well it looks like a stout. a dark brown one.

S: Lots of milk chocolate. fig. alcohol. vanilla.

T: Bitter chocolate. Very roasted/burnt malt. alcohol is definitely there. some citrussy hops.

M: Medium. Moderately dry with a long finish.

O: Not bad flavors but the alcohol kinda killed the moment by being do overpowering. Probably won't drink another this year...maybe I'll age one to mellow it out a little...

Maltmaiden, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black color. Frothy and fluffy in the head department. Looks nice.

Roasty nose with bitter chocolate and charred grain; combatted by noticeable hop bitterness. Creamy notes also evident.

Sweet maltiness and dark chocolate with secondary notes of black coffee and licorice. Some char. Some toffee sweetness.

A little prickly with back-of-the-throat booze. Body feels okay. On the full side. Carbonation is soft.

Decent Chocolate RIS. Would buy again.

thecheapies, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

ScaryEd, Mar 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

jsteele, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

derkfromwi, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

seplo, Mar 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

nickfl, Mar 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jasonrm72, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

oldedog, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - pitch black with a thick, dark brown head

S - cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, coffee

T - huge, chocolate notes, big coffee presence, roasted malts, some alcohol, mildly bitter finish

M - full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This was a really nice offering. The chocolate was absolutely impressive. The balance was also impeccable. The coffee added a nice bitter balance to the sweet coffee. Overall, this is one of the best beers I've had from Widmer. This is definitely a beer I will have again.

tdm168, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Texasfan549, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

kjkinsey, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Rhettroactive, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

stoney1031, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Hopstout, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

BRD14, Feb 27, 2013
Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.