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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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. Itís finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Peetís. Tovarish is remarkably rich and complex. Savor the layers of roast and dark fruits with every sip.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22oz, red waxed bottle via trade. pours a deep, dark brown and sits like the blackest coffee in the glass capped by a dark mocha head with a hint of rust around the edges. aroma is amazing, perhaps the most coffee forward beer iíve had in a while, with huge notes of freshly ground beans, strong espresso, massive roast, smoke, and hints of vanilla backed by subtly notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, oatmeal, cocoa powder, and cedar. flavor is simply superb with immense notes of roasted espresso, mocha latte, belgian chocolate, and hazelnut creamer backed by smooth vanilla, molasses, figs, and a hint of spice on the back end. palate is smooth as silk, truly like drinking an iced espresso, with light carbonation and a lingering finish of roast coffee and chocolate. overall, this is a truly fantastic imperial stout for the coffee lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle, 2014 with thanks to GT2! Pours opaque black, small brown head, creamy and slow to dissipate, nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasty espresso, cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, espresso forward. A bit of ashtray. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (323) - - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle poured used motor oil black with a thick tan head and oily lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, liquorice, and espresso. Flavor is dark chocolate bitter with a creamy alcoholic finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (4734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
650 ml bottle at Hasse. Black with mocca head. Aroma roasty boozy, some barrel, vanilla and coffee. Taste is rich, creamy, coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, light acidity and barrel notes. Nice one

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2015
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to doc_absynthe. Pours pitch black with a long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is out of this world cold brewed coffee-like, and then more coffee, vanilla, liquorice root, roasted malt and espresso Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is coffee acidity, turns more bitter than sweet compared to start and middle taste. Great coffee beeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1403) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2015
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of a head. 2013 Batch 2 release. Rich aroma of coffee and berries. The coffee is still prominent, very smooth and not overly bitter. Berries, chocolate and plums dancing on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2454) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Massive coffee nose. Thick black pour with a slight tan head. Velvety smooth, sweet fades to bitter chocolate cocoa and of course coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
22oz bottle at the Beachwood BBQ Brew Pub. Batch #2. Poured a black color with a tan head. Coffee, roast, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4931) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (1374) - 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.

   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. Wasnít a fan but it was ok.

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