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
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

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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Photo of DrDemento456
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Really carbonated giving me over an inch of head of head that seems to bubble out rather quickly cluing me in that this stout doesn't have enough body. Tons of bubbles at the base yet it seems dark enough pitch black to be stout like.

S - Smells of piney hops (hopefully not too bitter) molasses and tobacco. Roast and chocolate seems to be in the mix but faint.

T - Really heavy on the hops. Almost at the same level as Victory's "Storm King Stout" yet it seems more balanced. Makes it somewhat easier to drink though because it bitters then roasty malts come to play with a bakers chocolate like finish. Not bad at all.

M - This is where it looses some points. The body seems more "bubbly" giving it more or less a medium body feel. It does hide the ABV well though.

Overall not a bad stout so I am puzzled by the low score even though it very similar to Storm King which is world class. Eh I am not a huge fan of hoppy imperial stouts so I may not revisit again. Worth the 5 bucks for a bomber though.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I got this as an extra a few months ago and it's just been sitting in the beer fridge since.... waiting for me to get to it.

Dark black body with a decent creamy tan head. Weak retention, even weaker lacing-- only the spottiest little chunklets remain.

Smells of bitter cocoa, a little acrid smokey roastedness, and some mild sweetness.
Little bitterness on the backend that finishes much more dryly than expected.

Feels thick and hearty.... meaty and full-bodied.

Overall-- not bad, but not mind-blowing either. If this were sitting on shelves in 4/6 packs, I'd certainly keep some on hand in the fridge, at the very least as an offering to my friends that like stouts but aren't really into beer. This has its charm, but won't be scoring over 4 from too many heavy reviewers.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours pitch black with a 2 finger dark tan head. A few blotches of lacing on the glass.

S- bitter coffee, roast, sour dark fruits dominate the aroma though.

T- roasted malts, coffee, sour blueberries and raspberries, bitter pine and a medicinal flavor.

M- medium body and carbonation. Effervescent and acidic, finishes dry.

O- not sure if this beer has some infection going on or what. Sour dark fruits, acidity, and medicinal flavors would leave to believe something is off with this beer, to at least I hope it's not intentional.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mralphabet
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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of beerrat
4.48/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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