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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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Tovarish is a bold Russian imperial stout brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley and heaping amounts of roasted barley and specialty malts. It’s finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Peet’s. Tovarish is remarkably rich and complex. Savor the layers of roast and dark fruits with every sip.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sitzds (318) - - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 20 oz bottle poured into tulip for #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood in Seal Beach. Black opaque body with a light brown head that settles to a thin layer. Occasional lacing. Aroma is espresso, roasted malts, bakers chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste starts with moderately bitter coffee and nutty flavors then shows a light malty, chocolate sweetness. Medium-plus body, thick and creamy texture, moderate to soft carbonation, slightly bitter coffee ground finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4127) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured a dark black from the bottles with aromas of earth, chocolate, coffee and espresso. Flavors attach the aromas with some earth, roast, chocolate and espresso. Solid beer and enjoyable. It did not disappoint, thanks Jose!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2015
At Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest. Pours black with a brown, thick foam. This is espresso from nose to finish. I like the fact that there was no astringent bitterness. Just strong coffee and a dry finish. One of the better coffee stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Dark pour. Tastes of burnt coffee and a bit of toasted malts. Wasn’t a fan but it was ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (875) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours black with thin tan head . Dark roast coffee aroma . Taste is lots of espresso and some faint dark fruit notes . Tasty . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1121) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Dark black with dark tan head. Aroma is rich roast and espresso. Taste is strong oily espresso, almost a peppered coffee taste. Really nice stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
65cl, Batch 2, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with coffee, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, very complex Stout, heavily roasted/bitter/sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good Winter brew

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gnoff (8035) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 6 fl oz, at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014. Batch no 2.
Thanks to _angst_!
Clear black color with hints of dark brown, small light brown head. Coffee, kaffesump, green bell peppers scent, also sugary sweet. Sweet, coffee, roasted taste. Sweet, sugary, coffee aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. A lot of coffee indeed, takes away from the beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Black color with a beige head. Powerful grassy and cocoa aroma. Full body. Balance between sweetness and bitterness. Heavy flavor. Espresso de lux, grassy and a bit dry. Tasty little devil. Dangerously well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3045)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. The aroma holds brutal coffee up front with notes of roast, gravel, parsley, green bell pepper and chocolate with undertones of caramel, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with coffee, brown sugar/molasses and resinous hops. The mouthfeel is oily and fairly soft with a light to medium carbonation. Near full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Opaque black beer with a nice brownish head. Roasted coffee aroma, espresso, sourish, dark chocolate, cocoa, soot notes. Roasted coffee flavor, soot, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, salty licorice, espresso, some dark fruits. Heavy impy, slightly unbalanced but still good.


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