ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I really like this stuff from Eel River. I walked into the Yellow Store today looking for a barley wine to alleviate my back pain and found this. Itís a superbly black beer with a nice, light brown head. Its aroma is of sweet, roasted malts with a potent fruitiness reminiscent if cherry cough syrup.
Itís smooth in the mouth, with an excellently balanced palate of chocolaty roasted malts that blend well with its nearly cherry-like sweetness, gentle alcohol to lighten the body and richness, and a smoothness much like what youíd get from oats. Its smoothness persists into the finish, which tastes a little dry and fruity with absolutely no roasted malt bitterness to ruin the experience.
Looking for a smooth, soft, delectable and almost fruity imperial stout? Iíve found it!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paulís for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a dark ruby tinged brown to black with a thin beige head. Cocoa and chocolate. Medium bodied, empty sweet chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Long chocolate into a slow empty finish.
jmikolich (1307) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Chucks, old. I mean Iíve had this for at least a year, its yielded some dark fruits raisins mostly and a touch of alcohol. no real discernible coffee quality, some deep roast.. looks like a traditional stout..
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black, light brown head with medium bubbles. Nose of sweet toasted maltyness, dark fruit with undertones of coffee and hops. Flavors of sweet roasted malts and subtle bitter hops up front. Sweet dark fruit(fig) and subtle coffee notes in the middle. The finish happens to be my favorite for this beer...everything seems to come together, coffee and sweet dark fruits linger with a subtle bitterness. This beer has gotten better as it has warmed up from the fridge, I have come to enjoy this beer on the warmer side...!
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 650ml ($3.95): Pours a black color with a small brownish head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, and some chocolate. Taste is dark roast coffee and darkly roasted malts. It is a bit on the sweet side, but is hardly excessively so. Beer is a sipper, certainly not for chugging; however, the body is by no means too heavy. Hops are rather subdued and kept to the background. Aftertaste is mild, but has a slight touch of booze, which is not found anywhere else in the beerís taste.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There was a lot going on here. This is also a slow drinker as it is pretty rich. Chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Very dark with no head or lacing. It was almost like drinking a brandy. There were some roasted malt notes with chocolate and sweetness. It also had a low burn. Pretty complex with little to no carbonation. Oily and smooth palate. Good after dinner beer but one to have occasionally.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber poured into a shaker. Pours very dark with a hint of a ruby hue and about a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of toffee and caramel with hints of chocolate and coffee. Taste is light bitter. Toffee and caramel with some nice coffee in the aftertaste. Light bodied with a thin texture. No carbonation and a very very long coffee finish. Overall, great. I wish it was a little thicker but for a coffee lover, this is a great beer.
SPDickerman (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark ruby red with a light beige head. Smells chocolaty. Taste is solid chocolate with hints of espresso. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout finishes chocolaty with a touch of alcohol heat.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark oil with deep mahogany head. Mose with bla k licorice and sassafras. mediummon the tongue eith spicynalcohol moving to a brown bread and spicy finish.
Thisis12ptfont (710) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Molasses, deep roasted coffee and raisin on the aroma. Blackish mohagany in color with hardly any foam. Flavors of raisin, clove, syrupy coffee and subtle alcohol. Creamy on the palate with little carbonation and a slight alcohol sting. Overall, this is a pretty decent stout boasting some decent complexity. Nothing iím too crazy about though. Iíd give this a B+ rating.