Rivertown Death
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3976) - 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 (2860) - 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 (5129) - Allston, 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 (4610) - 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 (1618) - 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 (2060) - 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 (2147) - , 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 (5103) - 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.

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