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Pizza Port Tovarish Imperial Espresso Stout

Pizza Port Tovarish Imperial Espresso Stout
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Julian’s homebrew imperial espresso stout recipe brewed on site with his help as a guest brewer.

Tovarish is a rich imperial stout boasting flavors of dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. This mighty brew is infused with blackstrap molasses and fresh brewed Peet’s espresso for extra depth and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 From tap at Solana Beach. Pours pitch black with a lacing and creamy tan head. Hard roasted malt and coffeeish aroma. Flavour is extremely smooth chocolate malt and espresso beans. Hard roasted and dry yet yummy. Lingering creamy finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34326) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Draft. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt as well as light notes of soy sauce. The flavor sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt, and medium notes of soy sauce and alcohol, which tickles the tongue and palate and adds to the dry, roasted, and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 Growler. Black and opaque with a vague orangey hue and a beige head. Distinct hard roasted malt - very coffeeish. Quite full-bodied, very hard roasted malts, coffee and ashes with an underlying sweetness. Alcohol in the finish with a heavy malt bitterness. A little too burned for my liking. 110709

On tap. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Sweet, burned malts in the nose. Quite full-bodied with lots of sweet hard roasted malt and some coffee. Has a vague underlying fusty edge. Alcoholic finish with some malt bitterness. 7/3/6/3/14=3.3 080709

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Black - brown head. Burned, coffee, lots of coffee, espresso, high hoppy, vinous, alcoholic, smooth body, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Nice - lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
(Growler) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roastiness, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a dark black color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of roast, lighter espresso, chocolate, and vanilla, Tastes of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, caramle, and some espresso. The espresso - coffee was there, but for some reason, I wished there was more in there -I am a sucker for coffee in my beers-.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2008
On draught at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Served in a snifter, this Imperial pours black with a medium tan head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Nicely roasted aroma of coffee and malt, along with notes of chocolate brownies and hops. RIch, chewy body with tasty espresso and chocolate blend that puts Starbucks to shame. Hops and toffee are present as well. The finish is full and flavorful with a nice mocha flavor and a lingering coffee aftertaste. Simply put, one of the best new Imperial Stouts I have tried in some time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Ok, so I had notes on this from woodshop and it was just confirmed that a bottle was in fact poured. This is nearly black, a nice brownish head. Aroma is roasty and coffee with some nice molasses notes in the nose. Flavor is rich and toasty, great espresso, molasses and chocolate. This is world class stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Draft... RBSG... This beer rocks!... Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. Aromas of rich chocolate and espresso beans. Full-bodied with a satiny mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Loads of burnt, bitter, roasted notes in the flavor. Freshly ground espresso and dark, semi-sweet chocolate. Lengthy, charred, bitter finish. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
GABF 2008. Oily black pour, thick dark brown head. Heady aroma of French roast coffee beans, charred raisin bread, and a hard-to-pin-down vegetal quality that may simply be part of the whole coffee thing. Chewy, heavy mouthfeel, silky smooth. Explosive rich quality coffee bean flavour backed by shovels of burnt malt, bitter chocolate, and ending with an interesting herbal dry finish. Outstanding.

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