Russian River OVL Stout
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RATINGS: 239   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 27, 2008
On tap at the RR brewpub. Pours pitch black with a dark beige head. Nose- dark roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste- very dry and roasty with wood and smoky undertones. The nitro is not overbearing in adding creaminess. This dry stout is true to its name and is thinner in body than expected. A real brewing feat. Low in carbonation and slides down nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
On tap @ the brewpub. Very deepruby with a one finger creamy beige head that lasted as long as all beers on nitro do. A lot of chocolate with damp wood that isn’t yet musty and underlying roast make up the aroma. Flavor is chocolatey with light malted milks balls added. The roast is there, but not too strong. Bitternesss peaked at a 3 in the finish. Light to medium body with only the slightest tingle of arbonation. Pretty good stout, despite being on nitro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2008
I got a lot of wood and smoke on the nose. Very roasted, almost burnt malt body with a small smoky piece. Somewhat sour with a tart and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Draught. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and hazelnuts. Black with a thin head that leaves nice lace. Chocolate acidity up front into a strong nuttiness. Very creamy mouthfeel from nitrogen, a little thin overall. Chocolate lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (1166) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
~Pours black with creamy brown head. Good lacing. ~Nice creamy coffee and vanilla like scent. ~Taste like a bitter coffee. ~Creamy feel with a bitter finish. ~A Decent stout. Taste is a bit bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
on draft at the brewery. Dark pour with toffee/coffee/burnt malt aromas typical of stouts, Flavor to match, with dry cigarette finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Black pour, nitro head. Aroma was heavily roasted malt, some chocolate, a little lactic. Flavor is the same, dry-hopping in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap at the brewpub during RR’s 4th anniversary. Nearly black in color with a mocha head that lasts throughout the pint. Good lacing too. Aroma is of sweet cocoa powder with a bit of creamed coffee. Flavor is mildly sweet at first but then explodes with roastiness. Charred roast coffee dominates the finish. Mouthfeel is rather flat as nitro beers will tend to exhibit. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
On tap at the pub. I was a little disappointed by this beer...for some reason I got it in my head that RR could easily make a great stout...I was wrong. Nice roasted dark chocolate nose which was promising. Flavor was chocolate, coffe and a somewhat ashy. The body was thin and finish was rather weak. Too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2008
On tap at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Opaque black with a thick, creamy, medium-tan head. Heavy toasted grain aroma with some lactic characteristics along with coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Full dark roasted malt flavor with good hoppiness that follows through into the finish. Has a surprisingly light body with great mouthfeel from the nitrogen draught--easygoing with a nice grain profile.

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