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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and prune. Creamy almost full body with a sharp tang. Taste is big coffee, molasses, tobacco and bitter licorice. Perfect for the coldest night in the last two years. Nastrovya!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2016
June 12, 2016. Bottle at home, Batch 4.
Black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is lots of creamy espresso, some vanilla notes, toffee, prunes, licorice, light roasted malts with notes of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Taste is medium sweet with a soft roasted bitterness. Finish is light smooth and bitter roasted coffee, sweet malty toffee notes with some vanilla and molasses, hints of dried fruits. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth texture,
Very nice smooth and creamy coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1541) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle at a Dangerous Bottleshare. Pours a pitch black with a small, tan head. Aroma has hard roasted malts, pretty hard roasted coffee, cocoa powder, bell pepper, licorice. Taste is medium sweet, smooth, roasty, lots of chocolate. Fruity coffee, spicy, Bitter finish. Full, oily body and medium low carbonation. Super nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. poured a darker black colour with a non lasting tanned head. noseof dark roasted espresso upfront, grinded coffee, roasted malts, dark cacao, but mainly coffee, maybe a bit overwelming, light green pepper notes, veggies, strong roasted taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1878) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2016
The beer is black and heavy. It has a smallish light brown head. The liquid shows off some nice viscosity on the walls of the glass. The aroma has deep, rich coffee flavors on top of a roasty, dark chocolate fudge base. Coffee beans, caramel, cocoa powder, light vanilla. Mild hit of booze. Some peppery spice in the mix. The taste has a wonderful balancing strength of coffee and roast bitterness to the caramel and chocolate sweetness. The coffee flavor is full with a touch of brightness and fruit. Big fudge base. Lingering roast and vanilla finish. Big, chewy mouthfeel. It’s not quite full on brownie batter, but it’s close. This is a wonderful coffee imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2162) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from trade with Calvin. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma has lots of fresh ground coffee, roasted malts, cocoa powder, weak pepper fruit, quite spicy as well and with some liquorice here also. Nice! The taste has notes of chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, liquorice, cocoa beans, coffee beans and a slight savory end. Awesome stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare 16(ish). Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Tons of fruity coffee, medium roast, licorice, ash, some tar and some sweet chocolates.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Toronado in San Francisco. Black with a light brown head. Big aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavor with coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, roast, a bit of dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5180) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a smallish tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (16261) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Keg at Toronado, SF, 02/02/16. Black topped with a decent tan swirl. Nose is rich espresso, coffee cake, roasted tones, chocolate, dark malt. Taste comprises coffee grinds, coffee cake icing, toasted brown sugar, toffee fudge, light cocoa nibs, roast malt. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a well restrained alcoholic intermission. Mighty fine coffee drool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, lots of coffee, dark fruits, pepperish. Taste is roasty, lots of coffee, dry, bitter, chocolate, malt, sweet licorice.

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