O.V.L. Stout - Russian River Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +11.4%
Appearance This stout came out of the tap very dark brown in color with some precious ruby highlights. The huge, darkly-tanned head would have stayed the night had I let it.
Smell The malts were lightly-roasted at the nose. They were mixed with some good coffee notes and a light, chocolate compliment. There were a bit of sweets in here as well that reminded me of brown sugar.
Taste The good, roasty flavors came out nicely at the tongue. The coffee and bakers chocolate seemed to be evenly mixed. A light sprinkle of brown sugar finished this one at the taste.
Mouthfeel This one was very light but not quite light-bodied. It had some noticeable bitterness at the end as well.
Drinkability You could probably drink this all day and not get drunk. It is a very tasty session ale that begs to be shared.
03-10-2005 02:48:37 | More by RoyalT
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
A stout that is lighter in appearance than many, this takes on more brown than black in its appearance, nice soft head on it, less than 1".
Aroma was like many aspects of this beer, smooth. Roasting notes are very delicate, not huge, not bitter.
Again, taste, smooth, chocolate malt, very sessionable, mild undertaking here. Light mouthfeel, wouldn't say there is any dominant aspect of this beer, other than its easy to please attitude. Its a nice change of pace when you're at the brewery because most of their selections are either heavy on belgian yeast, sour, or very hoppy.
A mild, smooth light cocao experience.
01-30-2012 16:11:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4/5 rDev +11.4%
On tap served in a 4 oz sampler
A - Dark brown with one finger tan head with moderate lacing and good head retention.
S - Earthy, chocolate, roasted barley.
T - Follow smell, pretty sour and a little bitter as well, I was pleasantly surprised. Notes of tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate. Weak start but a nice complex dry finish.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.
O - Pretty good stout, really liked the earthy flavor
02-03-2012 21:03:01 | More by williamjbauer
3.3/5 rDev -8.1%
On tap at the RR Brewpub in Santa Rosa.
A: dak brow-blackn, essentially opaque but clear. Semi-durable head still leaves very good lacing.
Aroma: dark roasted malts withfaint hops.
Flavor: dark roastd malts with more obvious hops than in the aroma.
Feel: smooth; light body seemed relatively too light for style and even a bit watery; medium-low carbonation.
07-06-2014 19:14:42 | More by chinchill
United Kingdom (England)
3.95/5 rDev +10%
Tap@Russian River Brewpub. This is a good Guinness clone, only this is much, much better. Soft and dry coffeed texture, lightly Roasted. Decently long finish, could drink a lot of these. Pretty much the perfect session stout, good robust flavour, but not too heavy.
02-02-2005 21:08:02 | More by rastaman
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
On tap at the brewpub. Nitro, making for a creamy head on black. Coffee roast aroma, flavour. Chocolate. A little watery, and can only drink so much of it. Sessionable stout, a Guiness sub but even a Guiness fan did not like it, good for a change of pace, but not the specialty of the house.
05-30-2010 05:18:23 | More by Sammy
O.V.L. Stout from Russian River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.