Tatonka Stout | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Arizona, 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 Gueuzedude on 07-04-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
139
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
20.06%
 
 
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1
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23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Injemanze
4.7/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I had two glasses of this beer at a BJ's in Brea, California. If this is even merely a decent example of a Russian Imperial Stout, then I believe may have found my favorite beer style.

Appearance: Jet black with moderate head and thick tan lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate.

Taste: Rich creamy chocolate and coffee characteristics. The high ABV was noticeable but not the most salient aspect of the taste (which would be chocolate/coffee/coco).

Mouthfeel: Heavy and thick with a creamy smooth start and finish.

Drinkability: Two glasses is nice with dinner but three would be pushing for me because of the ABV.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a full brown, indefatigable, creamy head. The beer itself is pretty opaquely black colored, but shows a hint of clear ruby highlights when held up to the light. The aroma is of roast coffee, a hint of smokiness and rich chocolate combined with a lightly roasted, concentrated caramel note. The taste is smooth and creamy up front with a solid milk chocolate like middle that finishes with a roasty, coffee like dark bitterness. This is a quite well balanced mix of complex malt notes, yet still fairly light for an Imperial Stout. This is very tasty with concentrated burnt caramel notes.

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Tatonka Stout from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.44 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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