Plow Horse | Brewery Vivant

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3.91/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Supergenious on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,530
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
109
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eric_Smith
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrKarl
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super dark beer with a quickly fading head that leaves no lacing. The aroma is raisins, figs, chocolate and toasted malt. The taste is the same with the raisin and chocolate being the primary flavors. I love Belgian beers and stouts so this one is right on target for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.85/5  rDev +24%
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
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4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black, viscous, minimal tan head. Scent of molasses, burnt toast, prunes, motor oil, sugar, and roasted malt. Flavors of dry brown sugar, roasted malts, coffee beans, earth, dark fruit, and molasses. This is good stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this one straight from the can. Aroma was strong and enticing enough that ever without the aid of my usual tulip, I could get notes or roasted dark malts, ground coffee and bitter powdered cocoa through the mouth of the can. Taste came through, smooth and roasty, with notes of dark fruits (plums, figs) mingling with malt, coffee, and dark cocoa. There's a bit of a spice to it, must be the Belgian style part of it, the yeast Viviant uses. Whatever it is, it's lovely and keeps this one from being just another stout. Wonderfully big-boned and semifull feel.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 Pint can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves a little lacing.

I get some dark fruit aroma along with some chocolate and roasted malt.

The taste begins with ripe, dark fruit with some spiciness from the yeast. Chocolate comes through the middle and into the finish. Some roasted malt also comes in the finish.

Full mouthfeel with a prickly sensation from the spiciness of the yeast.

It is a good beer, but Vivant prices their stuff at the upper limits of this ham and eggers budget. I was glad to find a single to try because the four pack was out of my comfort zone.

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Plow Horse from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 109 ratings