Russian River O.V.L. Stout

Russian River O.V.L. Stout

Rated 3.578 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  Dry Stout

4% Alcohol by Volume

40 International Bittering Units

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This nitrogenated dry stout is low in alcohol but big in flavor. Its smooth roasted coffee like aromas and flavor are clean and drinkable. Gold Medal, 2004 World Beer Cup (Irish Dry Stout Category) Available year round

ID: 10853 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank2164
Overall Percentile95.9
Style Rank16 of 349
Style Percentile95.4
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.867
Weighted Score3.578
Standard Deviation0.383

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  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer as part of a 14 beer sampler at the Russian River Brew Pub on 14 July 2011. I thought this beer was a nice surprise from Russian River - this beer was a bit of an outlier inasmuch as it's not a Belgian or an IPA. It was quite good - a slightly above average Irish Stout in my opinion

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    a pleasant flavor and nice roasted coffee aroma. i think, though, that this beer is not big enough for nitrous...the end product is a tad too watery. other than that, it's a fairly textbook dry irish. not bad, not great.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at the brewery. Aroma is roasty with a coffee bean and chocolate combo that's incredibly interesting. Appearance is black, black and just a little more black with a thick tan head. Flavors are all melded together so well, it's nice to drink a stout that doesn't make you feel like you swallowed a watermelon. Creamy smooth with a nice bitter finish that reminded me a little of a good espresso.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Tasted at the 2004 Pizza Port Real Ale Festival. Eclipse black color. Small head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Slightly sweet. A medium bodied dry stout. Malts are chocolate and sweet. Slightly spicy hops. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. Nicely roasty and toasty. Small soft and round carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.6 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    This review is from notes previously taken cask at the real ale fest at pizza port. light flavor and body, slight lactic tones, a nice drinking stout

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 4.4 19 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Had on cask at O’briens...This stout pours with a black body topped by a thick, tan head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a nice roasty note and notes of coffee with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is great. It’s sweet yet slightly bitter and malty with a nice mocha note and a slight roastiness. Very smooth, creamy and full bodied.

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