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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pitch black pour drools out from the bottle. Dark tan remnants on the sides of my glass; nearly zero head.

Chocolate covered raspberries through and through. Dark and ominous; a touch of burnt charcoal at the end. Raspberry continues to shine through. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Raspberry aromas. Huge raspberry up front with mild vinous notes. Roasted malt undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (569) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle - pours a thick black lots of viscosity w/ brown head. Chocolate and raspberry in the nose with faint port smell. The taste is sweet chocolate and lots of raspberry. It starts smooth but itís kind of harsh of the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750ml bottle, El Catador Club purchase. pours rich, dense, and motor-oil black capped by a thin, dark mocha head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is really stunning with huge notes fresh raspberries, blackberries, and I get some blueberry skins as it warms blended with dark chocolate, roast, subtle molasses, and just a hint of vinous oak. flavor is truly wonderful as well, bringing the stout profile to the forefront with heavy roast, bakerís chocolate, devilís food cake, toffee, and toasted oak ahead of dark, vinous fruits, slightly tart raspberries, sweet plums, and black cherries from the port barrels. palate is smooth, rich, and just a shade less decadent that the other CCB imperial stouts but it really works with the dark fruit notes making in surprisingly easy to drink. overall, yet another world class imperial stout from CCB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (999) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kcorum10 (335) - 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. Iím glad I tried this, but Iím just not a big fan of the fruity stouts.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1353) - 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.

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