Eel River 'Raven's Eye' Imperial Stout

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Eel River Brewing 'Raven's Eye' Imperial Stout. 9.5% abv. 54 IBU. Black color. Two fingers of thick tan head. Superb retention and lacing. Nose of roasted grain, dark chocolate. Front taste of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa powder, sweet prunes. Aftertaste of bittersweet chocolate, tangy dark fruit, sweet malt. Full body. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky, thick, sustaining bitter on the back end.

This is an outstanding beer, full of rich, dark flavors and a perfectly balanced bitter aftertaste. Thanks to my sister for giving this to me as a Xmas gift. Strongly recommended.

From the brewery:

"A rich, roasty brew with a deep espresso character, this Russian Imperial Stout is strong, yet incredibly smooth. Brewed for the Imperial Court in Russia, this style stout is a warm festive drink made with the cold Russian winters in mind."

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