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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This ale is large in body and pitch black in the glass. This stout is brewed one year in advance of release. Itís allowed to ferment then placed in bourbon barrels from Woodford Reserve in Kentucky. After the first aging step this ale is matured on raspberries and cocoa nibs. Tons of chocolate and cherry make this beer a dessert in the glass experience. A wonderfully decadent holiday treat!


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Nose is impressive - dark chocolate covered raspberries. Pours out dark brown with a touch of mocha foam. Taste is raspberry forward, a fair amount of heat, some chocolate, not a lot of barrel flavor. Thereís something a touch off/unusual in the finish. Itís tasty. More raspberry than bramble rye or lindly park. Iím happy I had the chance to try it.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9233) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle...This beer rocks!Ö Black as tar with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The aroma is of brownies slathered with raspberry jam. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is a fusion of sour cherries, raspberries, charcoal and chocolate. Finishes tart with a light pinch of cocoa powder. Thanks to ctipping for sharing this bottle of world class beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour from a bottle. Pours dark with tons of head. Aroma is chocolate and raspberry, Flavor is the same with some tartness. Really love the raspberrie sin this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2189) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to clevar for sharing. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Chocolate, raspberry, sweet fruit flavors. Pretty nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial (1622) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared @ Arminís - really nice. Dark pour with a tan head. Massive raspberry and chocolate nose - fantastic. Excellent taste and mouthfeel. Dry finish with tons of chocolate bitterness. I had this about two years ago and did not like it as much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (9279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Arminís house, courtesy of arminjewell and CLevar. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a light brown head. Dark chocolate, raspberry truffle, tart cherry, roasty aroma. Quite roasty, rich dark chocolate, slight leathery/tannic, dark grape, black cherry, raspberry flavor. Quite good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (891) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Black with small white head. Big raspberry nose with some chocolate malt. Taste is heavy on tart raspberry. Just too much fruit for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1231) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
[Bottle] Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is huge on barrel, with some chocolate, and coconut. Itís okay, but there is also a blast of alcohol which hurts it. The taste is likewise overpowered with alcohol. Lots of barrel again as well, with underlying fruit and faint tartness. Not very good. Medium-thin mouthfeel with a long finish. Overall, this was definitely a disappointment.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
I have to go against the grain on this one. I did not think this was a good beer. The aroma was medicinal berry and reminded me of Leinenkugelís Berry Weiss. Some real raspberry flavor, and roasted malt. It needs some adjustment. #85.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle shared on Huny day. Very interesting nose with coconut and raspberry aromas. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Wow, this is wacky and very good. The body is a little thin, with raspberry, coconut, and dark roasted malts and undercurrents of Woodfordís and oak...


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