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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout with raspberries and aged in Port wine barrels


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2374) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours jet, motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, molasses, raspberries and caramel. Taste is like a chocolate raspberry truffle, so smooth yet very thick. Lots of chocolate, roast, raspberries. So amazing, one of my favorite Ccb beers yet!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (873) - - OCT 26, 2013
Tap. Black, tan head. Nose is tart berries, some vinous notes, barrel. Taste is tart berries, vinous notes, cardboard, bitterness. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Only ok now but could become much better with age.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, had some nice roastiness and some light fruit notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a black color with pink/tan head if that makes sense. Aromas of a standard stout, but with the added raspberries and wine notes. Flavors of chocolate, raspberries, roast, and grapes. I’m glad I tried this, but I’m just not a big fan of the fruity stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Shared by OmegaX, thanks mayn! This was a surprising kind of stout from Cigar City. From the beginning it had the subtle aroma of decanted port, of course with raspberries and a touch of mocha as well. The taste was a mash-up of berries, milk chocolate, coffee and oak with a kiss of vanilla in the finish. As usual, they never disappoint with their oak-aged beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1340) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle at the house shared with ye ole Chippy. Aroma is light ash, chocolate, big raspberry jam notes, a touch of vinous wine notes, sweet aromas, char. Pour is what you would expect from CCB: Jet black, dark brown head, viscous. The flavor is nice. Tons of raspberry flavor, medium sweetness if not on the drier side for a fruity stout. Light barrel quality with tons of chocolate and ash. Almost chalky. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1748) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Pours thick and black with a dark brown head that recedes relatively quickly. Definite raspberry in the aroma, vanilla, anise, roasty bittersweet chocolate, grapes. Aroma is astringent at first but mellows after a few sniffs into a raspberry chocolate bar. Flavor is very raspberry up front, some roasty chocolate finish that lasts. Very very silky smooth but not nearly as thick as other CCB stouts. The raspberry is the main flavor here, and is nicely integrated into the stout with just a hint of tartness. Heads and shoulders above any other fruited stout I have had, which up to now have been disappointing. I got some vanilla barrel in the nose, but not much more from the port in the taste. Would have liked a bit more body and cream feel to this but overall a really neat beer that was nicely executed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Black pour with reddish hue tan head. Nice flavor of raspberry, chocolate, tart and some booze. So very good!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 So the beer is very dark brown with a medium brown head. Flavors of chocolate covered cherries, lightly tart, some dark chocolate, raspberries. Very damn good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours black. Nose is heavy raspberry, smoke, char, roast, sweet molasses, heavy booze, sweet sweet port. Flavor follows suit. Smooth liquor with some tart fruit notes. Beauty


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