Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series)Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series)

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Zorro on 12-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Poured a deep brown, nearly black with a nice mocha colored head with good retention but minimal lacing...odd

S: Big roastiness and mounds of cocoa, not bakers powder cheap cocoa, but a deep reich cocoa like a bitter chocolate. Some coffee notes are also noted

T : Big dark chocolate upfront with a minute amount of milk chocolate, a bit of espresso in the background riding a full length roasted malt backbone which persists start to finish. The chocolate is pretty unrelenting.. The finish is a nice, chocolate, roasted, scorched malt taste, some bittering. The booze is pretty evident but not overbearing, well played.

M: Well carbonated for the style, medium-full to full body. A nice creamy and decadent feel, creamy.

O: This was a very good beer that lives up to its name. If the label had sound "Founders" or "Bells" this stout would have been rated much higher. The Widmer stigma prevents people from rating objectively but rather subjectively.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - About as black as black gets. Medium lacing for a RIS.

Smell -Pretty style-standard. Alcohol and heavily roasted malts.

Taste - Cocoa, coffee, cocoa and cocoa. Did I mention cocoa? More reminiscent of powder then nibs. Not a lot of stone-fruit tones but decent maltinesss.

Mouthfeel - Dry and thin, A little less carbonated then I would other wise prefer.

Overall - Decent. Split a bottle with 3 others as a dessert at $13.99 retail. Totally delicious and passable, but grab the Yeti or the Surly darkness if they are on the same shelf.

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Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout (Brothers' Reserve Series) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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