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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Imperial stout with raspberries and aged in Port wine barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle share at the satellite 10k tasting at the craft clerko. Thanks Colin. Aroma is big liquorice, caramel and vanilla, quite sweet, some wood. Viscous dark caramel colour with a loose tan head. Flavour is tangy raspberry jam, caramel sweet, vanilla, caramel, woody. A bit black forest gateau. Palate is full and sticky, smooth and dryish finish. Long lingering raspberry jam. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Colin. It pours filthy jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich roast, fresh raspberry, dark chocolate, earth, gateaux, espresso coffee, wood and toasted coconut. The taste is rich roast, cocoa, red berry, mild acidity, jammy, pepper, toast, light warmth (but nowhere near 11%), vinous, wood and fruit yoghurt with a smooth, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth-feel. Hides abv very well. Fruity and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle... Wayne Wambles-black pour with a brief, creamy, tan head. The nose furnishes heaps of berries, brownie brittle and dark chocolate creme. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, fruity and accompanied by deep roastiness and a modest measure of of bitterness. This is not at all overly sweet, but it’s already displaying some unfortunate, cardboard-like oxidation. Finishes silky, fruity and tangy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ricoslim (116) - - JUL 3, 2014
Had thanks to Prazak and the Rev. Poured into a sniffer. Color is dark with light head. Chocolate comes through nicely and port wine comes through ever so lightly. Really smooth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
750ml bottle. Fruit and cocoa in the smell. Flavor is heavy oxidation and tart almost infected tasting raspberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 at Jester King with Taylor Stephen and Dina. Pours black with smaller cream brown head. Aroma is authentic raspberry, smooth roasted malt that serves as a base for the beer instead of the main attraction. Taste is nice smooth huge full bodied malt, mild cocoa, big raspberry and almost cherry. Such a great example of the raspberry stout style, but just not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Jester King with Friends. Pour is deep black, viscous appearance with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Chocolate dipped raspberries, deep cocoa, roasted malt, graham crackers, vanilla, and red berries in the aroma. Taste is dark rich chocolate, tangy berries, roasty, vanilla beans, coffe grounds, light smoke, and strawberry skins with a tangy finish. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice decadent stout. Like chocolate covered strawberries for dessert.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, tart, chocolate, liquorice, raspberry, bitter roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Bottle thanks to T $. Nose is fruity. Pitch black pour with minimal head. Taste is a fruity explosion but slightly astringent. Overall a very nice beer but seems a bit overdone. Semi sweet and a touch sticky on the lips. Had again a year later. Fruitiness is still there and very complimentary, not overdone. No astringency and a great beer still, maybe better than fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (960) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle share thanks to T$. Pours a deep dark nearly black color with thin brown head. Big fruit raspberry aroma, chocolately, light barrel notes, roasty and a hint of smoke. Huge fruity flavor, lots of roasty character,not much barrel character, overpowered by raspberry. Some high boost uh the finish.

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