Great Grandfather Raven | Black Raven Brewing Co.

Great Grandfather RavenGreat Grandfather Raven
BA SCORE
100%
Liked This Beer
4.49 w/ 34 ratings
Great Grandfather RavenGreat Grandfather Raven
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HopHead84 on 05-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,422
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
34
Liked:
34
Avg:
4.49/5
pDev:
5.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.03/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mabermud
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Black Raven Brewery.

Look: Deep and dark body. Thin, dark-mocha head.
Smell: Caramel. Caramel. Bourbon front and center. Barrel/wood has a good grip.
Taste: Wood. Bourbon. Caramel, molasses, sweetness, malts.
Feel: Thick. Low carbonation. It is missing the thick lather I look forward to in well-made beer.

Overall - At first I was a bit disappointed. As the old man warmed up, he began to show his true colors. Grandfather is bold and displays his stylish ways as he wakes up. The bourbon barrel plays a huge role in this beers portfolio. Bourbon barrel, bourbon barrel, bourbon barrel.

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4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a fine, half finger medium brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, bourbon, dark chocolate, light oaky vanilla, a touch boozy. Flavor is dark toasted malt with light char, bourbon, rich dark chocolate, oak then developing a really appealing chocolate caramel with more up front char and an hint of hops in the finish. Medium bodied with a nice light creaminess. Starts with classic bourbon aged stout flavors, but the finish is really interesting and tasty. A little bit boozy and with some char starkness in the finish, but this does not really detract from a great flavor progression. It took a long time to finally get to try this (by picking it up at the brewery during the short time it was available), and worth the wait. A world class barreled American stout. If this improves with a year on it, it's going to be awesome. A little rounding of the flavors in the finish and this would be near perfection.

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4.42/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 limited release; 11.7% ABV
On tap at brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft - Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival - 2015

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.49/5  rDev 0%

500th Beer! Had the '11 at Brouwer's Big Wood Event. Really nicely integrated flavours and good barrel character. It would have been 4.5 + but I felt that it was just starting to fall away slightly. I'm looking forward to trying this fresh!

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Great Grandfather Raven from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 34 ratings
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