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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1362) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (520) - - APR 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap @ RR! Dark Godiva pour with a frothy latte head. Cocoa, roasted coffee, toasted oats, and a touch of vanilla. Medium mouthfeel. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1747) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
On tap @ RR. Black with a large tan head. Notes of coffee grounds, chocolate, heavily roasted malts, and toffee. Tart and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1787) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2021) - 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 (984) - 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 (8937) - 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.

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