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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1869) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
From sampler at the brewery. Dark brown pour. Smoky flavor, typical low nitro carbonation. I like the smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (738) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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 I’ve never been a Guinness fan, so not my favorite Russian river.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft - Dark roast malts, espresso and chocolate. Jet black with a creamy light brown head. Roast malts and chocolate, with the slightest bitterness that ends quickly. Finish is roasty, great for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1926) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tap. Long lasting dark tan head, jet black body. Nose is light roasted coffee, dry maltiness, slight toast, and a bit of cocoa powder. Flavor has a nice chocolate tone with roasted and toasty maltiness, and finishes dry. Nitro delivery provides the soft, creamy light body. Easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Russian River, pours a near-black with an amber tinge and a creamy tan head. Aroma is very dry, bringing out oats and some lightly toasted malt. Flavour is surprisingly robust and flavourful for a nitro dry stout, with smooth oats and unsweetened cocoa. Very smooth and creamy on the palate, without any lingering bitterness or metallic quality that is common with the style. Great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at the brewery in Santa Rosa, pours a rich dark black color with a creamy java head. Nose is chocolate and oatmeal and pleasant. Taste is creamy with deep chocolate and oatmeal. Finish is dry, and short. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap nitro at Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa. Pours black with a creamy light tan head and aroma of sweet cocoa. Taste is smooth and creamy, nice sweet chocolate and cocoa with burnt roasted malt and bitter coffee notes leading to a creamy, chocolatly finish. Delicious brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours black. Not a powerful aroma, bread and caramel. Good flavor, roasty, smokey flavors and a little caramel sweetness. Not an overpowering stout, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Rated from backlog. Aroma is roasted with some coffee, hints of licorice and English toffee. Flavour is rather roasted with some oeat and coffee. A bit light palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
danielecamo (704) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
Alla spina al brewpub. Forse la birra che ho meno apprezzato di Russian River, forse perchè il livello delle altre è eccelso ma questa mi è sembrata mancare di carattere. Una stout tutto sommato normale.

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