ABS (624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 itís way better.
beertholomeus (1003) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with khaki head. Chocolate and roasted malt nose. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and cream flavors. Medium body and a creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.
batneil (403) - - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty and smooth stout. Thick and creamy head. A little bit fizzy. Flavour not as strong as some other stouts, making it a little easier drinking.
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ RR! Dark Godiva pour with a frothy latte head. Cocoa, roasted coffee, toasted oats, and a touch of vanilla. Medium mouthfeel. Average.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ RR. Black with a large tan head. Notes of coffee grounds, chocolate, heavily roasted malts, and toffee. Tart and dry finish.
BMMillsy (1597) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried as part of a sampler at the brewery. This was a black pour with super creamy light brown khaki head. Chocolate and espresso on the aroma, plenty of roast to go along. Surprised at the big aroma for such a light stout. Big chocolate and roasted coffee flavor, finishes with lingering charred roast. This has more flavor than I have had in any dry stout. Nicely done. Very thin mouthfeel that goes down very easy with velvety carb. Not bad at all, and I would have this again despite this being one of my least favorite styles.
gyllenbock (5228) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014.
Black with a small creamy head. On the sweet side with chocolate, light roasted malt, some coffee and toffee. The mouthfeel was creamy. Quite good.
brenn79 (1627) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampler at the brewery- Pours mostly black with a nice creamy light mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, nice. The taste is all coffee and chocolate, robust and delicious.
poisoneddwarf (1822) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From sampler at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Smoky flavor, typical low nitro carbonation. I like the smokiness.
Dr_Fellini (673) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a deep brown reddish character with a medium brown head. Flavor is a dry deep malt, almost like Guinness, but better. Flavor is a dry sweetness. Medium body with a lingering dry stout character. Interesting, but Iíve never been a Guinness fan, so not my favorite Russian river.