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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tovarish is a bold Russian imperial stout brewed with a base of British Maris Otter barley and heaping amounts of roasted barley and specialty malts. Its finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Peets. Tovarish is remarkably rich and complex. Savor the layers of roast and dark fruits with every sip.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and prune. Creamy almost full body with a sharp tang. Taste is big coffee, molasses, tobacco and bitter licorice. Perfect for the coldest night in the last two years. Nastrovya!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (4358) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2017
Bottle, red waxed, brought in by a guest. Pours a clear dark black beer with a minimal amount of light beige head on top. Aroma of mostly espresso and roast, not much else but thats fine. Flavor has strong coffee and molasses alongside some nice roasty characters. Full bodied, yet one-sided, but absolutely not boring. Could drink this stuff while waking up for sure. The booze makes it a bit cloying and the light carbonation sharpens the alcohol even more. Aftertaste has lots of coffee and sweetness going on. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (2981) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Draft at Phantom Carriage. Black with a dark tan head. Dark espresso roast. Bitter dark chocolate. Cold hot cocoa. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5851) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, coffee, caramel, boozy molasses notes, faint dark fruit, and some earthy espresso character. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7956) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2017
22. Thanks, uhhh...N? Think so. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that sticks around. Big forward dark chocolate, caramel, and molasses on the nose. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Caramel, molasses, and dark chocolate on the mid palate, plus coffee. Long sweet finish (without being cloying). Beautifully done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Dark brown. Thin medium brown head. Has a whole lot of coffee on the nose, with some chocolate. On the palate, soft with a little bit of sweetness. Nice milk chocolate, and then the espresso beans kick in. They lend a strong coffee note, almost vegetal, and again sweet chocolate. A touch of alcohol in the finish, too. Not super complex, but all the notes it hits are good ones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16652) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of espresso upfront, followed by roasted malt, and even more coffee. Flavour is rich, with loads of espresso upfront, followed by rich roasted malt. The coffee sure is pristine and complex. Wonderful stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle bought in San Diego 3 weeks ago. Black with a tan head. Quite a lot of espresso both in the aroma and taste. Also dark chocolate and molasses. The body was almost full and the finish long. A nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (4063) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
@Eddan 17-2-25 : trevlig ton av torr ocj stark kaffe. Eftersmak av choklad riktigt. Gott

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1061) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
Poured from the tap (2016 version). Pitch black with tan head. Aroma is very coffee forward. Taste blends the coffee with nice dark chocolate and notes of mild ash throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_queue (136) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottled 12/12/16. Standard version; red wax (Portola Coffee Lab). Aromas dominated by espresso roast followed by smoky coffee beans & malts. Flavors start with a hit of intense dark roast coffeesmoky & slightly acidic. Middle features some caramel & molasses. Finishes with an ashy, burnt malt note and some lingering caramel sweetness. The coffee & malts create an extra dark chocolate note once it warms up. A lot of booze as it nears room temp. Thick, full texture and little carbonation. Dry as hell at the end as youd expect from an espresso RIS. At $16 a bomber, its a bit overpriced but still a very good example of the style. I also think Portola fucking sucks, so blame me for the slightly lower score.


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