Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by SurlyDuff:
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
This was my last brew at Russian River and was definitly a good way to go out. High abv and a hazy dark wood colored with a tan head.
Aroma is burnt caramel, creamy cocoa, slight banana, and some rum soaked rasin.
Taste is right there alongside the aroma. Nice heavy malt presence and a sweetness balanced with bitterness. Vanilla and earthiness. I'm interested to see what this brew will do with age.
Unfortuatly, it's a slow sipper. The flavors are deep and intense, not crisp and sharp. Take your time and enjoy this over an hour. Also make sure it's not ice cold! The pub did a good job at this, so really this is just a warning for those who get bombers.
Serving type: on-tap
08-31-2009 17:33:53 | More by SurlyDuff
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pouring cellar temp bottle into a snifter, the bottle says Batch 005. The beer pours a dark chocolate brown color with creamy beige head of 1 cm after a gentle pour. Head remains as a sturdy tightly packed edge layer for the entire sampling. Nice lacing on each sip.
The aroma is rich and malty with some chocolate powder and dark fruit. I get red grape and raisins with some brown sugar and a little booze.
First sip reveals an average body with smooth gentle carbonation. Easy drinking smooth and gentle on my palate.
Flavor is rich and malty with brown sugar and raisins dominant throughout the tasting. Some chocolate powder and a bit of bready yeast come through on the finish.
The booze is pretty well hidden with just a little warmth on the swallow.
Very well crafted and a big malty brew, I dont get any hop presence anywhere.
This is enjoyable and drinks very easy, could sneak up on me by the end of the bottle.
Worth a purchase if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 03:32:22 | More by sulldaddy
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Smells like dark cherry, granola, and almonds. Bottle was purchased in 2012 at the brewery. Nice brown body with a light creamy head. Taste is similar to smell with dark fruit, nuttiness, and some grain. Really interesting beer and enjoyable. Not sure what age did if anything.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 15:19:25 | More by PHBoiler
Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.