Tovarish | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#999
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
259
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
51
Trade:
3
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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge coffee, milk chocolate, creamy, light roast, very well balanced, vanilla

One of the best non BA coffee stouts

On tap at Toronado in San Diego!!

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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 8-oz. draft
Glass: Clear skinny half pint glass
From: Hoffer’s Cigar Bar in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $7
Purchased: March 23, 2018
Consumed: March 23, 2018
Reviewed as: Russian Imperial Stout
Misc.: Part of a Beachwood tap takeover.

Had this at Hoffer’s as part of a four half-pour review day. Beachwood was one of my favorites and was looking forward to trying this one, which I had seen many times in beer stores and a few times on tap. Had never quite pulled the trigger though. Untappd description read, “Russian Imperial Espresso Stout made with Elida coffee from Portola Coffee Labs.” OK, let’s go.

Poured a dark brown-to-very dark color with one finger of khaki frothy head. No noticeable bubbles coming up, although it was dark at Hoffer’s. Decent watery lacing. Good spotty retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled toasted coffee malts, toffee, dark chocolate syrup, semi-char wood, molasses, licorice, anise and cocoa. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted roasty coffee malts, dark chocolate syrup, semi-char wood, molasses, toffee, dark fruit and cacao. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was just a lovely beer. Would like to have this again and would like to have a bourbon barrel-aged version if they have one. (Overall - 4.50)

4.40 | 98 | A

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4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nutty brown color, relatively light on the pour for an RIS. Head production and retention are modest.

Nose heavily features rich coffee tones, although there is some stout hiding in the background. Espresso, chocolate, vanilla, red grapes, and dark fruit. Inviting and deeply warm.

Flavor is a touch more balanced, although it still heavily favors coffee. Molasses, espresso, chocolate, roast; very little char or ash; not particularly bitter; sweet but not overly so.

Thick, creamy feel; far too smooth than an 11.2% ABV brew should be.

This is a very solid and incredibly drinkable imperial coffee stout. It's an absolute pleasure to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I imagine this is what Raul would be drinking when it’s all snowy outside and Raul is cozying up with the Czarina - perfection. Just rich and all luscious like Queen Christina would die for. Can I take another sip? I think I shall.

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4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Tovarish from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 259 ratings