Salvation - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -1%
Batch 10. Poured into a Cantillon wine glass.
A: Pours a dark brown with a small head and lacing around the edges.
S: Faint but smells of figs, raisins and dates and dark roasted malts. Some biscuit notes as well.
T: Close to the nose with some toffee/caramel added. A medicinal astringency peaks through and warms as it goes down.
M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Just a hint of warming.
O: Overall, excellent beer. Very smooth, refined and slightly dry. This isn't as thick as other top and readily available beers in this category, but it does drink VERY well. Will drink again when the opportunity arises.
04-26-2014 05:02:55 | More by WesM63
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
04-19-2014 03:32:22 | More by sulldaddy
4.19/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
04-14-2014 15:19:25 | More by PHBoiler
Salvation from Russian River Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 967 ratings.