Tovarish | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
238 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by billshmeinke on 12-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
238
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
52
For Trade:
4
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Photo of eldoctorador
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mig100
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avas
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frosty11161
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber dated 12/17/16 poured into a big snifter! Nice and jet black with a inch of foamy tan head, lacing left behind when consumed. Whoa smell is rich coffee and roasty malts, but mainly espresso! Yeah the taste is definitely the same, roasted coffee beer with a hint of sweetness. The feel is full but not chewy along with a light bitterness in the back from the coffee. Overall I dig it and I am definitely going to buy more! Cheers.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a little head and moderate carbonation evident. Coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and burnt malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a nice coffee stout.

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Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brolo75
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head, head dissipated quick, very little carbonation, no light comes through.

A: Lots of coffee, dark roasted espresso, dark chocolate, char, smoke, roasted malts, not getting any alcohol on the nose, smells promising.

T: Freshly ground dark coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, char, smoke, moderate amount of bitterness like dark coffee and chocolate, espresso lingers and roasted malts linger in the aftertaste, very nice.

M: Full bodied, creamy, smooth, finishes dry.

O: Amazing beer, lots of espresso, dark chocolate, alcohol is well hidden for 11.20% ABV and it's real easy drinking, another winner from Beachwood.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour at the Modern Times Carnival of Caffeination. Tovarish was definitely overshadowed by all of the hyped beers at the festival, but this one can hold its own against most of them. Really well made; definitely underrated.

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Photo of KevSal
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

red waxed bottle into a perfect stout glass. immediately upon pouring the aroma came through strong

looks great in the glass, comepltely dark with a huge 4 finger head.

aroma was really nice, espresso coffee, chocolate, and nice malty sweetness in the back

taste is tops. layers of rich coffee, chocolate and a real nice base comes thru really good

the mouthfeel is medium thick, medium carb and the abv is well hidden

overall it's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this work out so well, but i realized that rather than thinking what i like about this beer im thinking about what i didn't like and that's a good sign! it is certantly tasty!

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mann0101
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ and Brewery in Long Beach, CA.

This one pours a very dark black, with a off white head, about one inch, and lots of lacing.

It smells like super rich coffee, roasty with very creamy and sweet chocolate, with light smoke, and charred malt.

This is medium bodied, with a very creamy and rich mouthfeel.

This just about nails the style. A near perfect coffee imperial stout.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clean, rich, deep dark brown to black with a creamy looking tan head that has legs when you tilt it! Smells of espresso, tons of roasted barley, and dark bakers chocolate. Tastes of espresso, roasted malt, some spiciness almost as if from peppers, chocolate, and some dark fruit sweetness. Feels smooth, creamy, a little spicy, a bit prickly even, and ends dry. Overall, this is a great espresso induced RIS, but the look and aroma were the biggest highlights for me. Cheers!

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a very thin, light brown head that disappears very quickly. Had the 2016 edition on draft at Beachwood last weekend, and it was as excellent as the previous versions I've tried out.

On the nose, you get roasted coffee and chocolate everywhere, and that's carried on through to the taste. For the ABV and aggressive flavors involved, it's an incredibly smooth and easy drink. There's a slight bite at the back-end, but it's only to remind you of the excellently bitter flavors of the beer. Mouthfeel's warm and moderately carbonated. This goes down far too easily for what it is.

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Tovarish from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.27 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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