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Russian River OVL Stout
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RATINGS: 228   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2128) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2126) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9460) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1785) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4155) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4012) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Draught @ Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA

Pours pitch black with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasty malts, creamy milky notes, cocoa and chocolate. Taste is smopth, creamy and silky with some roastiness, cocoa and chocolate. Finish is smooth and creamy with some milky notes. Smooth and creamy stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Keg at Russian River, Santa Rosa, 27/04/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that retains well. Nose is roast malt, dark toffee, light cocoa, faint coffee grinds. Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roastings, hint of minerals, earthy cocoa, faint coffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, drying close. Nice easy drinker, quite a bit more depth to the flavour than your average dry stout - good work!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Sampler at Russian River. Pours dark brown. Very creamy, slight tan head. Quite thin body, very smooth and silky. Almost no carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate, vanilla, milk, burnt malt flavour. A very good stout. Reminds me of Guinness, but it’s way better.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (882) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Black with khaki head. Chocolate and roasted malt nose. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and cream flavors. Medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.


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