Russian River OVL Stout
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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 125   ABV: 4.15%
Originally brewed for our brewery that once was located at Lake Sonoma Winery. This nitrogenated dry stout is low in alcohol but big in flavor. Its smooth roasted coffee like aromas and flavor are clean and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (7394) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Nitro draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks good; a translucent cola with creamy light beige head. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and roast with a distinctly dry stout nose. Tastes like it smells with a fairly dry medium light-bodied mouthfeel. Some bitterness from the roast as well. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7234) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Draft at the Russian river brewpub. Opaque black / mahogany brown coloured pour with a creamy light tam head. Aroma is light ashy roast, light dried fruit, earthy roast. Flavour is composed of tangy roasted malts, nutty, light ashy coffee roast. Palate is semi creamy. Moderate, carbonation, bitter choc, little stale coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (7177) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is cracker malt, cocoa, roast. Thin mouth, light roast, chocolate, light dry finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3523) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy lasting tan head. Aroma and taste of dark malts, nice chocolate notes, and faint earth. Nice flavorful version of the style with the good creamy nitro mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (363) - - NOV 24, 2015
Tap poured crimson black with a frothy tan head and lacing. Aromas of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, and caramel. Flavor is a bit watery, medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1457) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015
Taster @ Russian Rivers Brewing, Santa Rosa - CA. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and coffee. Notes of caramel and hoppy. Taste: light body with roasted malt and coffee, chocolate notes. Good balance with hops. Good dry grassy finish. Aftertaste: coffee and chocolate with grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1484) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Draft to taster at RR brewpub Toasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate. Dark brown with a creamy tan head with great retention. Lacing is quite thick and it costs the glass uniformly. Taste is toasted malt which gets broken up by a sour then bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1593) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Dry coffee, bitter, some roasted aromas. Taste is similar, on the dry side, a bit chalk and cocoa powder. Low carbonation (hand pump?). It has - like many Stouts - a slightly watery mouthfeel. Still nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartzluke (482) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again? The nitro kept the head around for thirty minutes. As dry Irish stouts go, I’d say it’s one of the best I’ve had. Tastes a lot like cocoa powder or bakers chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a mid-size tan head. Roasted malt, mild coffee, milky sweetness and vanilla in the aroma. Roasted malt, strong coffee and strong bitterness in the flavour. Bitter and roasted. Watery.

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