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Three Taverns Theophan The Recluse

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Theophan the Recluse was a Russian monk known for the spiritual depth and complexity of his writings. We consider him a perfect namesake for this rich, complex imperial stout, brewed with eight specialty malts, dark Muscovado sugar and a Belgian yeast strain. Deep, mysterious, full-bodied and indefinably exotic, Theophan the Recluse is meant to transport drinkers to a place of deep contemplation, mystical insight and inspired conversation.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2014
Bottle at chrisOs... Deep black... Bubbly tan head... Soft meaty blackcurrant chocolate roast.. Dark malts... Light oak... Too fizzy for a stout but not over fizzy... Dark chocolate roast... Light bitter roast..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - FEB 10, 2014
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is a little sweet alcohol with rich chocolate. A bit of dark fruit as well, raisins particularly. Bittersweet finish, could be a bit fuller in body. Wife: 4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Poured nearly black from the tap with a very good head. This has a load of coffee and black licorice with the dark roasted malts. Mildly bitter; strong and bold. Alcohol is nearly invisible. Lasting aftertaste. Feel: light-medium carbonation; a bit lively for style. O: rich and strongly flavored, even for style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at kimball house. Definitely need to let this one warm up a bit to appreciate the subtlety going on here. At first the yeast comes through and adds some awkward fruitiness and tangy flavors. As it warms though the bitter malt profiles start to meld a little better with the yeast to make it a little not of a better beer. Not sticky or cloyingly sweet like many of the big nes in this style but a nice drink that goes down a lot more easily. An easy to drink big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
A bit low on the carbonation. Very little head build up. Caramel cake and a bit of toffee in the aroma. The flavor is really subtle for an imperial stout. Maybe the sugar thinned things out. Itís not rich and beefy like the brashest examples of the style. The yeast creates a bit of a weird floral fruitiness that it pleasant in the aroma, a little confusing in the flavor. This one really needs to be allowed to warm up to be enjoyed properly. Itís just not aggressive enough to be fully enjoyed until the chill gets knocked off.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (497) - - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, and coffee. Taste of coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Draft at Brick Store Pub with Linh. Pours a deep black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is light chocolate & caramel malt, light bitter coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium to full with notes of rich bitter roast, light earth, some tobacco and sweet chocolate malts. Would not guess this is an imperial stout, pretty modest body and flavor overall - which is certainly not a bad thing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Black with a thin tan head. Sweet aroma. Sweet light medium body. Bit if caramel, bit of coco. Dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. This is a smokey roasted big ol stout. It has some more depth as it warms up and opens up to pit fruit, leather, and tobacco.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Comes out of the growler a rich, totally opaque coffee brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Malty aroma trots out coffee, chocolate and subtle caramel and licorice notes. Roast malt flavor has an almost candy-like overtone, caramel plus a little chocolate, as well as woody hop, syrupy and earthy notes. Very well-rounded, if a little on the sweet side. Texture is quite thick and viscous, if not overly fizzy. Bold, sweet, worthy - grab it while you can!


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