Rivertown Death
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1867) - 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 (2065) - , 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 (4905) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
A sharp dark stout... One could smell and taste alcohol. Peppers taste is good. Leaves some spices behind on the palate. Not too great but okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eladnitram (1) - USA - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
This is not a beer, but rather a PEPPER BEER - the finest I have ever sampled in fact. The poor ratings are a reflection of improper categorization. The 11.7 ABV is well hidden by the ghost pepper, and so not as charateristically sweet as a barley or wheat wine. We emptied a growler just before sinking into a 3lb. Montreal pepper-rubbed ribeye steak, and found the overall experience quite uplifting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (263) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2015 Pours black with red around the edges. Khaki head. Aromas of chocolate and malt. Medium mouth feel. Taste of chocolate malt and alcohol warmth followed by chilli warmth in the finish. No lacing in the glass. Definitely a sipper not a gulper. Overall very nice beer. Different but nice. Originally rated on 1/17/15. Rerated because now have had from bottle. Not as spicy hot as tap beer. More chocolaty and a little sweeter. Rerated again. 2015 edition in a bottle now has more spice. Really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Growler Country - on tap. Dark black quickly fading off-white head. Slight medicinal aroma, hint of Pez candy. No real discernible flavor - just heat from the ghost peppers. Trying to discern some flavor but I am at a loss, perhaps my tongue is numb. Burning mouthfeel. Wish I had just gone with the sample.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (614) - - AUG 22, 2014
The chili adds an interesting twist to this. It’s a beer trust would be too sweet for me but its saved by the chili.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cernjoh (181) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Had on tap at Daily Growler in Powell, Ohio. Aroma is chocolate and peppers. Taste is malt and chocolate some vanilla and peppers. You feel the pepper, a slight burn on the tongue and back of throat. Alcohol is well hidden. Appearance is a dark brown allowing no light to pass through it. Head is small and a light tan in color. Palate is good but would put this beer over the top if more viscous. Overall much better than the rating I observed on Ratebeer. I noticed the abv listings for this vary from 11.5 to 13 so there might be some inconsistency. My pour was excellent give it a try. Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3337) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
on tap @ Rivertown Brewery / Cincinnati OH --- Opaque black with a tan rim head, lace that slides back into the drink. Taste is full toffee malt, silky smooth as it moves through to a finish that first shows a glimpse of chocolate, then opens a full slug of chile that’s hot in the throat. The finish literally lasts for minutes. A big and beautiful Imperial Stout.

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