Russian River OVL Stout
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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (1130) - Garching, Bavaria, 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 (390) - 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 (8675) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (880) - - APR 7, 2015
on tap at the brewery; black color; chocolaty, roasted malt aroma; a nice smooth stout with roasted malt flavor and notes of chocolate and coffee; dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5378) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of of lightly roasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor was similar, pretty standard dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (605) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, milk stout-like. Flavor is creamy, irish coffee, and chocolate. Good for an Irish stout. Decent creamy body on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeuroPliny (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Taster at Russian River. Pours black with cream head. Aroma is expresso and coffee. Flavour has a nitro feel but this isn't nitro. Weak coffee and mocha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6382) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at Russian River with Linh. Pours a deep brownish black with thin off white lacing. Aroma is coffee roast and earthy root character. Mouthfeel is medium to full with nice rounded roasty flavor, light coffee, earth and lactose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
On tap scura buone note torrefatte ma piuttosto morbida in bocca amaro medio secchezza media

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Weak aroma of coffee, great looking dark brown with a well laced tan head. Weak coffee taste with a watery feel and an espresso finish.

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