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VB Stout | River City Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
7 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River City Brewing Company
Washington, United States
rivercityred.blogspot.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woemad on 07-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
21.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by zestd:
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of BlueSpader
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonathanAlires
4.81/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good stout!! Nice tan head with good lacing, at first taste you get brown sugar and vanilla bean with a slight hint of cinnamon which melds nicly into strong bourbon, coffee, and molasses. The vanilla carries over to the end as a nice even note. one of the best local beers for 2016 River City really got it right!

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Photo of LouZ
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at the brewery.

Appearance: black hue with a thin layer of tan foam. Not enough head, but nice.

Smell: rich, chocolatey, malty aroma. Very good indeed.

Taste: chocolatey and vanilla-ey, but without a ton of other depth. Not bad, but not complex.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a decent enough sweet stout, but it's a bit one-dimensional. I would not want a ton of this.

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Photo of rarigney
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lost Boys' Garage. Dark brown with a loose tan head. Head recedes fairly quickly leaving some patchy lacing. Aroma is dominated by the vanilla with some roast malt. Tastes sweet with a very heavy vanilla presence. Notes of espresso and dark roast are mostly background. Medium body and smooth. Very tasty but somewhat one dimensional.

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Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

VB Stout from River City Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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