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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Gourmet chocolate raspberry coffee is used in the brewing process to achieve this unique flavor and aroma. With a rich dark color this medium bodied stout finishes fairly dry with subtle hints of chocolate, coffee and raspberry flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours a a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate with some faint raspberry and backing roast and dark grain. Flavor starts with a good amount of chocolate with some raspberry and backing dark grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (271) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
2012.03.01 - On tap at Always Ron's in tulip glass. Pours dark. Pretty much what it says on the box, chocolate raspberry stout. The raspberry is dialed in pretty well, not too much and not too little. Mouthfeel is not too heavy, a bit of alcohol bite. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours very dark, almost opaque but not quite; just a hint of garnet coming through the edges under strong light. Thin scum of foam for a head that quickly reserves itself to the glass edges. The aroma is like berry scented bath soap. Berry-like, yet artificial in some way. The flavor is a weak chocolate cherry kind of affair. It doesn’t deliver what was hinted at in the aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9387) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, and coffee with light prune notes, and faint licorice. Flavor is heavy malt, dark chocolate and cherry, coffee and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
This beer is a very dark brown color with a medium thin off-white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is berry-forward with a bit of chocolate in the background. Light body with a raspberry character and chocolate malt backbone, as well as a bit of mild coffee. The finish is tart with a raspberry aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Dark chocolate and raspberry nose, moderate strength. Clear mahogany, medium tan head, good lacing. Thin mouthfeel, too thin for a stout. Heavy on the raspberry with bark underneath and in the finish. While any fruit additions would make this a fruit beer instead of a stout, this would still be a fruit beer as it bears little resemblance to a stout. Was hoping for a greater chocolate presence and more body. I like Duclaw, but not this beer so much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Clear dark dark brown, small tan head, light lacing... lots of raspberry, with some chocolate notes in the aroma... some mild coffee flavor under notes of choc and rasp... medium to almost medium thin body, light liveliness...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ret12 (450) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2011
This was a delicious stout that reminded me off a chocolate cherry, nice sweetness but not over done.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (8168) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear lighter brune with a very light beige head. Doesn’t look like stout. Small retention and modest lace. Nose is cheap raspberry chocolates with small coffee. Something very odd comes into play in the nose like old grape jelly and the Short’s infecting bacteria as found in PB&J and Key Lime Pie. Taste is wildly thin almost straight water with dirt. Palate is dirty and watery. Extremely thin. Not good. Overall, comes across as worse than grape Perrier. Perhaps grape Perrier with dirt added.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2011
shared bomber - purchased at Rip’s in Bowie, MD. light black color with a small off white / light tan head. light to medium aromas of chocolate, raspberry, roasted malts and coffee. medium body with a heavy roast, light raspberry and coffee notes. dry finish with more roast and lingering tart raspberry.


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