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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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84
good

134 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bomber into snifter glass.

A: Pitch black with nice 3 finger brown head. Some minimal lacing but nothing to speak of. The wax seal makes for attractive packaging but made the bottle a pain to open.

S: Roasted malts with coffee notes, chocolates, maybe a bit of licorice.

T: Bitter chocolates are up front especially as it warmed up. Nice coffee and roasts flavors coming through. A slight hint of some fruity flavors underneath, maybe cherry.

M: Nice medium body with average carbonation. Not too thick, but coats tongue well.

O: Good chocolate stout. Very enjoyable to drink. I prefer the Yeti chocolates just a bit to this one, but a solid choice still.

Photo of LuceScrew
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of ewhugh
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of strib
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Meleah
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Dactrius
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Massbmx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ramo
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of Maltmaiden
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
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...

Photo of thecheapies
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of ScaryEd
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of jsteele
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of seplo
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of oldedog
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of stoney1031
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.