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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2014

Bottle 750ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Cigar City 110K+OT Batch #6 ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, raisin, plum, prune. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, malt bitter, rapsberry, chocolate, dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140315]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep black ... thin tan lacing ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate roast ... deep roast malts ... meaty .. rich roast ... light raspberry... dark roast and port finsih

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16273) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Many thanks to C-Note for this CC beast. Pours oily black with a bubbly brown head. The aroma is heavy with rich roasted malts, dried raspberries and dense chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor with pronounced baking cocoa, bitter burnt wood, roasted malts, charcoal, raspberry seeds, dried fruit leather raspberry. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy mouthfeel. Lightly warming on the finish with more rich chocolate and decadent, ripe raspberry. Well balanced and not overly hefty. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle from an IP trade, shared at the satellite 10K tasting CBC Clerko, 19/08/14. Pitch black with a dirty tan head that retains well - this beer looks the bollocks. Nose is big roast, sticky dark toffee, chocolate dipped raspberries, light spice, booze, faint smoke, rich chocolate fumes. Taste comprises rich chocolate raspberries, port notes, decadent chocolate sauce, toffee fudge, woody port tinge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Solid impy, great flavours, rich and vibrant, does as it says on the tin and drinks well below the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14555) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap @ 38 Degrees/The Full Pint 6th. Black pour with a small tan head. Nose is ash and raspberries. Mild port/wine notes, lots of roast, and some chocolate. Maybe a touch of grass. Light tartness from the berries and roast on the palate. Lots of raspberry, some ash, and chocolate. Earthy bitterness, some grass, and very subtle barrel/wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11827) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, average to medium sized quite quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, huge port and dark fruits, some alcohol, roast and wood. Taste malts, clearly raspberries in the flavor, roasted malts in the background, again heavy on the port and wood. Sweetish, with tart influences of grapepeel, although I guess it originates from the raspberry in this case, but that’s what it reminds me of. I was gonna say there’s also a slight bitter touch to it, but it has disappeared completely and the tart flavors are most dominant overall. In the end, I think this is quite a nice exemple of a blend between a RIS and a fruit, but it’s just not what I like. Too bad, not my thing, but it’s a daring and impressive brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10738) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10641) - 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2015
750ml bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized head. Could smell the raspberries as it was opened and poured. Raspberries, chocolate, roast, fruity, earthy and some wood. Raspberries my favorite fruit in a beer and this one is aging nicely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10426) - 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.

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