Tatonka Stout | BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial stout — a classic style so rich and flavorful that it was once the private beverage of Russian Czars. The profile is malty sweet, hop bitter roasted, full-bodied, alcoholic and deliciously complex. Beer doesn’t get much more intense than this!

60 IBU

Added by stirgy on 10-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
214
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The color of the beer was subpar for a stout, but the solid beige full inch head was above average so it all averages out I guess. Nice roasting, not a lot of dark fruit bitterness thankfully for an RIS.

Easy drinking for its strength, strong c hop bitterness, chewy. Very smooth, unlike most RIS in that way. I liked it more than the average person I guess, its pretty straightforward, not a ton of chocolate malt.

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Photo of Grackos
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmills3
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Santiagocpr
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nizzle8287
4.71/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lunch pint at BJ's near Hulen mall in Fort Worth. Beautidul nitro bubbles cascade for a minute or so leaving awesome head retention. Its dark, but not opaque, with brown shining through just at the edges. Head is an offwhite color and lends at least a half finger at all times. Lacing coats the glass in a fairly uniform fashion, as with most good nitro brews. Not much on the nose for a RIP, but given its a nitro that's to be expected... just slight cocoa and a general sweet maltiness. Taste is chocolate, coffee, slightly sweet maltiness, and some mild bittering hops, probably a European hop as they seem to be more mild. Mouthfeel maintains usual creamy nitro fashion, but being a RIP, it's really rather thick (for a nitro, of course). The beer just glides over the pallete with a nice creaminess. Overall, at 8.5% abv it is a milder RIP (because it's nitro), but nonetheless still very well crafted stout, and a must try for nitro stout fanatics such as myself.

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Photo of mi1215
4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerhunter78
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffBlue
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(Draft, BJs, Valencia) Nice creamy head and silky mouthfeel. Roasted taste up front and consistent throughout. Not sure why I have taken this long to finally try this beer.

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Photo of pretext
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pmangold
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brew hub in Lakeland, a nitro offering. looked like a dark black RIS on Nitro... smelled sweet with chocolate and coffee present. taste followed the nose. Went down smooth for a beer over 8%... good brew!

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Photo of joecon
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brett606
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyantheReformer
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabre311
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garuda
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevin72
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeysun23
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeccaH
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JmacB
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Rich, dark almond colored Imperial Stout with a rich, creamy head that has the feel of an intense coffee flavor and a surprisingly mild but intense flavor. This is my favorite beer with a great ribeye!

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Photo of jeff1973
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShawnMN
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great brew x I love BJ'S brew house , great food but their beer is definitely brilliantly crafted. This tatonka stout is great dark roasted malted brew. Great thick creamy feel on the pallet. Beautiful chocolatey coffee flavor with a thick caramel colored head to start it off. Great coffee chocolatey aroma. Great beer, goes great with their Bison Burger!

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Photo of jheimiller
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesmk48
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Demental
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Tatonka Stout from BJ's Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc.
3.7 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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