Seadevil Stout | Reaver Beach Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
beachbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jale on 04-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
Wants:
2
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2
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0
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4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poured a deep dark black color with big 2 fingers worth of dark tan head with wonderful lacing from start to finish.

S: First thing I'm getting is molasses, and roasted malt... I'm getting a little dark fruit aroma mixed in.

T: Taste matches the smell.... I'm getting molasses, caramel, roasted malt and some bitter coffee flavors. The finish is creamy, but leaves a bitterness on the tongue.

M: Med to full bodied with light carbonation and a nice creamy feeling. Fits the style.

O: Pretty strong Imperial Stout the ABV is right there so 1 bomber will do it for good for the night. Worth looking for if you are in the Virginia Beach area....

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of antique
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into two pint glasses.

Pours a thick, syrupy dark brown with an inch or more mocha head with lots of purple tinged throughout. Very interesting and appealing appearance overall. Leaves impressive lines of lacing behind that stand around for the majority of the drink.

Smells strongly of chocolates and wild berries particularly, with hints of maple syrup (specifically, it reminds me of blueberry pancakes) and some malts.

There's a nice, hop spiciness in the initial attack, which dissipates quickly into more complex and indicative tastes of fermented fruits and dark chocolates. Dark licorice lingers momentarily before coffee-esque bitter flavors carry it out rather smoothly, Overall, it's rather unique, managing not to be overly fruity but still containing that definite berry flavor that colors the beer in a complex way.

It is strongly syrupy, with a medium-high mouthfeel that might bother some, and it also is only mildly carbonated, which allows for lots of the flavors to seep through unhindered but also makes the feel even more syrupy.

It's an extremely solid Imperial Stout overall, and unique because of its balanced blending of flavors, plus the bit of fruity sweetness it brings along. It's a little on the syrupy side, which can make nursing a full bomber somewhat problematic if you're not up to the task, but overall it's definitely worthwhile.

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3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clayrock81
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body that had about an inch head and some minor head and lace. Mostly I am greeted by roasted malts in the aroma with some dark chocolate but very little else in terms of hops. Beer is smooth, light to medium bodied, especially for a stout, mostly dry thanks to the roasted malts and a touch of hop bitterness but I like the balance coming from the chocolate malts. Not complex or too flavorful but not bad and finishes rather real dry, almost crisp, thanks to a little hop bit. I will note that some previous reviews state that the hops are the dominant portion of the beer but I found the malts to be a little more assertive.

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3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jale
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the brewery/tasting room.

A: Pours black with many fingers of brown head thats lasts quite long.

S: Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and nice brewed coffee aroma.

T: Nice bitter chocolate and roasted malt upfront followed by great bitter coffee finish.

M: Very nice creamy mouthfeel. Great carbonation.

O: Nicely done stout. Would have another.

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3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 02/24/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a snifter.

A - One inch of frothy, creamy tan head with decent retention; Pitch black in color; Some patches of lacing left behind

S - Overall faint aroma with roasty, earthy, chocolate, and syrupy notes; Some alcohol is detected

T - Pleasant flavor with a decent shot of bitterness up front; Chocolate, roasty, earthy, raisiny, syrupy, tobacco, and molasses flavors come forward with just a bit of alcohol as well

M - Low carbonation; Close to full bodied; Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with just a touch of warmth from the alcohol

O - Overall, this was a pretty tasty imperial stout. The only thing holding this beer back is it's faint aroma, but otherwise it's an all around solid beer that seemed to get better as it warmed. I wouldn't mind enjoying this brew again the next time I come across it.

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Seadevil Stout from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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