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RATINGS: 130   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1550) - 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 (1804) - 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 (755) - 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 (3415) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2011
20110209 Tap at Bel Air. Black and mostly opaque with thin but lasting tan head of medium foam. Aroma is primarily roasty and mineral with some metallic notes. As it warms a candy-like raspberry aroma emerges and eventually dominates. Body is medium-light with only a subtle roasted bitterness and no noticeable hops. Basic and drinkable, but nothing I craved enough for a second glass. If they wanted to add a chocolate beer to the lineup, I wish it had been a re-release of that chocolate porter (X-1).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TommyTilt (67) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at release at the Bel Air location. Poured very dark black with a half a finger width tan head. Raspberries and chocolate malts with some coffee are what you breath in the entire pint. Besides the raspberries, chocolate and a sweet taste. Waited a while for this beer, probably a one time buy and will still to the non flavored stouts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1133) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly of raspberries and chocolate malts with some coffee. Taste is mainly of raspberries as well. Other flavors included milk chocolate, toasted malts, and sugar. The berry flavor mixed with the chocolate malts to form an interesting sweet toasted taste in the finish. Not the worst thing Iíve had, but I kinda wish they hadnít turned this stout into a fruit beer with raspberry flavoring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Aroma is of raspberries. Black color. Taste is very raspberry like. Some dry coffee flavors as well. A little too much raspberries for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2011 Tap at Arundel Mills in Mar 2008: Pours an opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy creamy dark tan head. Aroma of sweet, smoky dark malts and a touch of milk chocolate and grain. Body starts lightly caramely sweet, quickly drying out before an earthy smoky lingering finish. I didnít taste much raspberry flavor, but pretty good nonetheless.

22oz bottle sampled on 4/28/11: Pours a barely transparent deep mahogany with ruby hues and a thin, wispy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet light caramel and fruity raspberry nose with some dark chocolate and roasty coffee. Starts with average fullness and light malty sweetness with good sugary raspberry sweetness and a smooth roasted malty finish. An enjoyable and complex, yet sessionable.


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