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Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

914 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 914
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%


Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-09-2004)
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elNopalero

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewery. Direct from the source.
This poured a rich malty dark hue with creamy foam. There’s aromas of plums—stone fruit, really, followed by a flavor with hints of tobacco & plum. I get some coffee as it warms, a light molasses, and leather mixed in with the stone fruit. There’s a sweet tinge to this and a delicate malt characteristic. Terribly enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 08:19:03 | More by elNopalero
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

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
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PHBoiler

Illinois

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
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Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.