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BrewDog Rake Raspberry Imperial Stout

BrewDog Rake Raspberry Imperial Stout
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10% imperial stout aged in a Smokehead whisky cask with 25kgs of fresh raspberries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
Cask at the Rake(of all places). Alorund rating: Absolutly outstanding! Smokey whiskey, rasberrys are subtle but fresh and tart sourness is key, the tarness and the smoke are soo good together, you need to really drink it to taste the goodness, my god this really is up there with the best of european brewing. Win on a massive scale!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2009
Cask from the cellar at the Rake, Dec 08. The smoke aroma is like the "regular" smokehead, but then the berries move in, the juicy fruitiness playing with the stout and the whisky. Their most daring - and their most brilliant - beer yet, wait for the version of this to be released in Champagne bottles!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rabidbarfly (62) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
Fantastic fresh raspberries combined with the lovely smokey roasted malt of the whiskey aged riptide, this beer gets better with age and is one of Brewdog’s finest creations!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
A Mes rate. Gravicask at the Rake.
This is an absolute stunner. The base beer is already established as a firm favourite for Sim and I but with the added raspberries it really moves it up a couple of notches. The smoky roasted notes of the glorious Smokehead are so well integrated with the raspberries it’s difficult to imagine them ever being apart. The gritty peat and seaweed of the whisky burns a channel that the tartness of the berries fall into beautifully and once they have both passed they leave an incredible rich chocolate dream in their wake. To say this is the best Brewdog is saying something, but it sits head and shoulders above their already impressive portfolio. Very very very very VERY good beer. More please!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (12570) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Raspberry mixed with Islay malt in the perfect aroma. Iodine. Smoke. Sweet flavor with initial raspberry sourness. The raspberry and the Islay malt battle a constant fight, that remains undecided. Yet the balance doesn’t suffer at all. Endless aftertaste with raspberry and iodine. Magnificent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Thanks bvc! sharp islay wrapped in raspberry jam. dark brown, strong tan head. velvet body, soft peat, gentle fruit finish. killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear dark dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is peat, cask wood, smoke, bourbon - whisky, raspberry, some raspbeery sour notes also. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;O)) Thanx Tom. [20090719]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2009
I’ve had this twice. The first time was amazing. The second time, yesterday was badly infected. Pours a dark brownish black with a tan head. Nose is super peaty with rich dark roasty smoke and a light whiff of fresh raspberries. The infected one smelled like peat and stewed tomatoes. Flavor was lightly sour raspberry up front and huge layers of smoke and roasted malt. Finished lightly bitter and slightly acidic. Very good. The infected one tasted like smoke and stewed tomatoes and astringent bitter aftertaste. A great beer if its not infected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 12oz, I think, capped with plain white label given to me from my kickass co-worker! Light and thin looking black with a smokey white head that has some spotty lacing. Nose is very unique...lots of peat and tobacco with rapberry juice and as scrizzz points out a touch of sharpie pen...and I also get some light cocoa. Lively carb and somewhat thin body. Wow!...love this. Really unique and tastes what I was expecting it to be like although I didn’t think it could happen. Peat, tobacco, bright fresh raspberry. I love islay scotch...this is killer! Thanks Holly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
Frugt og imperial stout ? OG DET VIRKER! Sød malt, kaffe, hindbær, tøv, lidt røg, fad, grape lidt, sort, brun tæt lang skum. Sød, bitter, tør og blød.

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