Russian River Salvation Dark Ale

Russian River Salvation Dark Ale This is the new batch, bottled on 4-18-2012. This is said to be a Belgian styled dark ale and while it does have the balance of a Belgian dark, I did not pick up on the more typical yeast character that I get from most Belgians, but perhaps I am not that experienced yet to understand the nuances. Killer brew none the less. Similar to the Societe Dark Ale that I recently discussed but more chiseled and less creamy. Loads of brown spice, some wild exotic fruit that I have seen others describe as banana, tough call for me but it added some nice complexity. Slight caramel, some chocolate and espresso. Malty. Great balance. My kind of dark ale! 4.3/5

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