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RATINGS: 125   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3733) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Dark brown pour with not much brown head. Fake raspberry juice water nose and flavor. Roasty and cocoa, but the fakeness of the rasperry water just isn’t doing it for me.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2857) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Pour was black with a thin tan head that dissipated quickly on both pours. The aroma was chocolate, roast, coffee, and raspberry. The flavor followed, nothing really surprising about this other than the fact that the raspberry wasn’t way overdone and the chocolate came across like a cocoa powder in the flavor. Mouthtfeel was only moderate for the style, carbonation a tad weak if anything. Not a bad variant of what it intended to be, just not all that great of a beer to go to. Not sure why I bought it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4439) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
22 oz bottle. Poured a dark, brown-ruby color, tan head. Aroma is... kind of weak. The beer may have been a bit too cold, as it warmed some notes started coming out. Flavor was another thing. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, raspberries. This was better than I expected and at 4.6% ABV, I was impressed it was as rich as it was. Good!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is deep cola with two fingers of quickly dissipating kaki head. Nose is raspberries, semi-sweet chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt and chocolate up front that quickly subsides to let the semi-dry raspberries kick in and do their thing. The finish is a three way that lingers on in a slightly dry, yet still sweet fashion. The body is surprisingly light for chocolate stout. This is a nice beer, though nothing stellar, that is would make a solid staple beer to drink over and over. It is also quite sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5175) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Deep, dark brown to near black pour with a short, fizzy brown head. Aroma is sweet with dark chocolate, berries, chocolate covered cherries, roasted malt and light coffee. Taste is sweet as well with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, berries and coffee notes. Light tartness from the raspberries and only soft bitterness from the coffee notes. Body is medium but with soft carbonation. Missing a bit more chewiness to it than I’d prefer but that’s is to expected for a 4.6% ABV session style stout. Ends with more raspberry and dark chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt and chocolate cake notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1462) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Chocolate / coffee aroma. Black color, light tan head. Clear. Sweetness of the raspberry comes out with the taste. Good full body, a little creamy but not thick. Overall a nice stout, definitely sweet - dessert type.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is sweet with coffee, raspberry, dark chocolate. A bit watery in the palate. Not bad, definitely a dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (691) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2011
Good beer. Looks like a glass of cola, with no lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Very little carbonation, slides across tongue, very thin. Leaves a nice raspberry aftertaste. Would be a nice desert beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
22 oz bottle. Dark purple brown with some suds. Nose is raspberry, chocolate and coffee, as advertised. Medium light with dull carb; kind of watery but i guess as expected from a 4.6% stout. Taste offers the same mix with the coffee not too bitter and the chocolate not too sweet. Raspberry peeking in and out adds a tart contrast. A fine session brew at a reasonable price.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
From my growler I brought home. Pours a deep dark brown with ruby highlights when held in the light. Small tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate, coffee, and raspberries. Taste is sweet raspberries, chocolate and slight bitter coffee metallic finish. It has a moderate finish. Creamy mouthfeel, could benefit from not being so thin though. I really enjoy this beer. Interesting take on the style but this definitely tasted better directly at DuClaw.


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