Rivertown Death
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
Death is a high gravity Russian imperial stout. Rich malt complexity from a blend of dark malts, paired with Jolokia peppers (ghost chili peppers) emphasize the finality of the series and the horseman himself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2603) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2016
650ml bottle from the Shell station in Harrison, OH, just west of Cincinnati. Shared across the Buzhardt bunch. Chocolate, cinnamon. Huge cracked black pepper in the back of the throat plus tabasco on the lips. Ultimately the peppers overwhelmed anything else. 12.8

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Milk chocolate and nuts plunge into nothingness before ghost pepper heat rises, haunting this strong ale’s lack of malt depth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the surprisingly pale brown.
-Where is the Russian Imperial Stout in this one exactly?
-Ghost pepper heat is thankfully manageable. Present enough to know what they taste like, yet not completely overbearing. The big bottle needs to be shared with a big group though.
-Alcohol heat is camouflaged by the pepper heat.
-Take out the ghost peppers in here and you’ve got one of the feeblest Imperial Stouts on the market. There are barely any specialty malts in here...


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (4261) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Style et résumé: Imperial stout au piment Buhl Jolokia.
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Bière extrême de choix, c’est un imperial stout avec les piments qui étaient les plus fort au monde il y a à peine 3 ans. Un liquide noir. Un nez avec des piments et des malts noirs. Une bouche pimentée, ça va de soit. Un peu trop.
Note: 6+/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Black pour. Small tan head. No lacing. Chocolate, malt, vegetal aroma. Same taste, with a slight heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (5868) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Draught at EBF, 2/5/16.
A tough one to rate, as are most pepper beers. As usual, I fuckin love the balls-to-the-wall pepper heat and incredible spicy flavor. But then, it’s certainly dominant and is going to be very off-putting to those not looking for an extreme chili beer. As far as what it does for the beer itself, I do like that it helps dry out the otherwise powerfully sweet maltiness. There’s some ashy roast and very light coffee and vanilla, but by and large it’s a battle of chili pepper vs. richly chocolate and caramel-tinged base malts. I loved it, though I do think if they took the FG and the scovilles down somewhat, they’d have a really, really nice beer that would appeal to more people. But good for them for not doing that, honestly, and brewing a beer they wanted to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5197) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Gros stout presque noir avec une tête qui tombe. Au nez, des piments avec des poivrons et des piments avec une touche de poivrons dans lesquels la base maltée tente de s’exprimer. Au goût, ça commence noir pour finir vert et végétal avec un effet piquant exagéré. Bière extrême qui n’est pas un drain pour. J’imagine que ce genre de concoction est attirante pour plusieurs. Quant à moi, je trouve ça trop mais quand même correct.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Very dark brown pour. Mildly spicy aroma. Very spicy, with a hint of chocolate. A good example of a good beer that would be great if it were a bit subtler on the spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle pour cola brown with moderate white head. Nose slightly vegetal, roast,light green pepper. Taste light roast, some sweet malt, and hint of pepper burn it the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of chocolate, brown sugar; pleasant spicy, balanced flavour with a long, medium spicy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Black with white head. Roasty. Cocoa and sweet. Milky. Pretty tasty bet would like seek it. Spicy as hell

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