TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed this one at the Rhode Island Brewers Fest 2014 on draught in Pawtucket, RI. This was an outstanding coffee stout with tons of coffee character in both aroma and flavor. Pours to an opaque black color with a thick and creamy off white head, and a soft to moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is just wonderful. Packed with big aromas of milk chocolate, molasses, and roast. The palate is firm, with lots of good dark malt flavors paired with excellent sweet coffee flavors and light roast. This beer finishes with more of those great coffee flavors up front then ends lightly roasty and bitter. This is a GREAT coffee stout. Tastes like a Dunkin Donuts Coffee regular. This is what a coffee stout should be. You WANT to smell and taste real coffee as an ingredient, and you do so and then some with this beer. One of the better coffee stouts I have enjoyed over the years, and the best one from RI that I have ever tasted. Ravenous is an impressive little brewery. Watch out for these guys.
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Summer RI Brewfest. Finally got my hands on a Ravenous beer, something I’ve been waiting to do for a long time. Toasted almond and browned sugar aroma. Comes on sweet and thick, a bit glassy. This is pretty well built, with nice sugary sweetness and relatively clean coffee flavor, but it’s a little mild. Walks a strange line between being so sweet as to not be very quaffable, but also not having intense flavors in the departments it should.
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 oz. taster @ R.I. Brewfest 2 February 2013. Nose is a deep roasted barley and malt. Lots of chocolate. Taste is the same but doubled. Hints of lactose sugar. Notes of coffee. Deep layers of malt and burnt barley. Carbonation is just right giving the stout a creamy texture. I returned for a second sample and complimented the brewer on a fine job. Currently only available on draft.