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RATINGS: 126   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.


3.8
   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 (2647) - 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 (1090) - 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 (7129) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Draft. Brown black color. Artificial but pleasant raspberry-chocolate aroma. Smooth body, with a nice tart balance. Easy drinking with some mild roastiness. Cloying sticky sweet raspberry aftertaste. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2 different growlers from 2 different locations over a weekend. Aroma of coffee and raspberry. Pours black with dark tan head. Flavors of chocolate and raspberry entwined nicely with the roast malts and a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied and definitely inviting for more. Overall I liked it immensely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2009
For starters, this is served at lager temps and is way too cold, so donít even think about drinking it right away. Trust me. Pours black with a one finger beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds and raspberry. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Initial flavor of dark roasted malts, strong coffee, vanilla, and raspberry. Finishes dry and bitter. This is basically an aggressive dry stout with raspberry. Not bad at all. A tad overattenuated for my tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
Darker brown with an aroma of sweet/tart raspberries and roast. Flavor is sweet with lots of raspberries and a decent dose of coffee and chocolate. Pretty good overall.


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