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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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. Itís finished with a touch of blackstrap molasses along with espresso brewed with the finest Arabian Mocha-Java coffee from our friends at Peetís. Tovarish is remarkably rich and complex. Savor the layers of roast and dark fruits with every sip.

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4.3
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22oz, red waxed bottle via trade. pours a deep, dark brown and sits like the blackest coffee in the glass capped by a dark mocha head with a hint of rust around the edges. aroma is amazing, perhaps the most coffee forward beer iíve had in a while, with huge notes of freshly ground beans, strong espresso, massive roast, smoke, and hints of vanilla backed by subtly notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, oatmeal, cocoa powder, and cedar. flavor is simply superb with immense notes of roasted espresso, mocha latte, belgian chocolate, and hazelnut creamer backed by smooth vanilla, molasses, figs, and a hint of spice on the back end. palate is smooth as silk, truly like drinking an iced espresso, with light carbonation and a lingering finish of roast coffee and chocolate. overall, this is a truly fantastic imperial stout for the coffee lover.


4.1
Mrnoluv (353) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Black color with a brown coffee color head, the smell is coffee as expected, very milky feel to it. The taste is better sweet chocolate, very well balanced coffee, cooca beans. There is a hit of dark sweet fruits as well. Very well good beer.

4.1
fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
Tasting at Mattís
Black color with brown head. Deep coffee aroma, intriguing. Smooth mouthfeel, lean dark malt flavor, delicate coffee complement, a bit roasty, nutty, with mild ashy feeling in the final.
If you like lean, not overly sweet and thick Imperial Stout, this is excellent.

3.9
MrHangover (4441) - 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 thatís 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
rxeight (3043) - 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
sonnycheeba (5967) - 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
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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
Oakes (17274) - 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
mcberko (17178) - 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
gyllenbock (9099) - 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
SirLimpsalot (4162) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
@Eddan 17-2-25 : trevlig ton av torr ocj stark kaffe. Eftersmak av choklad riktigt. Gott


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