Russian River OVL Stout
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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 125   ABV: 4.15%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (198) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at RRBC. Black, tan nitro head shrinks but never dies. Lovely aromas of ashy dry roast and coffee, some hops. Tastes a tinytouch sweet then dry ash, burnt dark roast, espresso coffee, hop bitterness. Dry finish. Quite thin, light body. Apart from the thin body this is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1000) - , CYPRUS - AUG 16, 2014
Sampler @ RR. Black colour. Coffee and chocolate, light bodied, finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
6 oz. draft sample at Russian River. Great looking Nitro pour. Aroma is roasted coffee, burnt chocolate malt and caramel sweetness. I sort of remember how Guinness tasted in Ireland when I had it around 1998, Although that was years before people started rating beer on the internet. Anyhow.... that makes me sound and feel old! This stout has a great full body and creaminess with the deep dry roast you want to find in the style. Excellent example of a classic dry stout. And great flavor at 4% ABV stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2754) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Taster og kones pint på brewpub. Kulsort på nitro med det lækre cremet skum an får fra nitro. Noterne siger ret tydeligt, som Guiness skulle have været. Verdensklasse dry stout, smooth proppe med smag. Superlækker øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2621) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at the RR Brewpub in Santa Rosa. A: dak brow-blackn, essentially opaque but clear. Semi-durable head still leaves very good lacing. Aroma: dark roasted malts withfaint hops. Flavor: dark roastd malts with more obvious hops than in the aroma. Feel: smooth; light body seemed relatively too light for style and even a bit watery; medium-low carbonation. O: OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2487) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Nose fulloif roast and dark chocolate. Medium brown head on a black beer. Taste is a sharp bitter dark coffee. Short of burnt. Very light and drying. A touch of tartness in the finish. Very good. Reminds me a lot of Guinness with that light tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9690) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap @ Russian River. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a brown head. Fairly roasty nose. A hint of smoke. Light coffee. Flavor is pretty dry, slightly herbal and chalky with some dark chocolate and coffee. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2704) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the source. Pour is dark brown/near place. Creamy tan head. Aroma is cocoa and toast. Tastes very roasty with light acid and toasty bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, smoke, chocolate. Tastes of tobacco, light smoke, chocolate, roast, caramel, oats. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4420) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a lingering, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee notes, some dough, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture for a nitro stout. A pretty good beer.

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