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Harmons Special Ale - Heart of Darkness Raspberry Stout

Harmons Special Ale - Heart of Darkness Raspberry Stout
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
A big, smooth, black stout with a great raspberry aroma and flavor. The dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2007
22oz bottle from my secret santa. Aroma: Strong roasted grain note, fresh and sour raspberries, Chocolate and slight coffee. Appearance: Black in color. Light tan head was full and foamy with decent retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Strong sour raspberry flavor, roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight astringency on tongue. Overall: Good in theory, but a bit of a letdown. Raspberry flavor and sourness was overpowering in the flavor. Not enough malt flavor or body to support it. To bad, because it sounded like a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Dark brown with thin head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and raspberry. Flavor the same. Medium bodied. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2006
22oz bottle bought at Harmon. Dark black with late thin head. Strong dark chocolate and raspberry aroma. Too sweet to drink too much of, but very tasty. Tastes like rasberry chocolate mousse. Would truly be perfect for a dessert beer pairing. Too much fruit though, and not enough stout.

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