Haymarket Clare’s Thirsty Ale
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
An Imperial Stout aged for six months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels on raspberries.

A Bronze medal winner at the 9th Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB)

DTM's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Growler shared with Timfoolery. Pours a dark brown. An overwhelming amount of berries on the nose. Tons of berry flavor on the palate too. Could have had a little more body to it. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pour is close to black with a minimal tan head. Flavor and aroma of raspberry syrup, light coffee, dark chocolate, and booze. Finish is chocolate liquor and raspberries. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Tasted on 1//21/16 from a growler, big thanks to Kyle for this one for. Pours nearly black with a red velvet tint, and a thin brown head that leaves some bubbly lace. The nose is tons of maple, toffee, cinnamon, and vanilla bourbon, with some fresh raspberry aroma, and plenty of toasted cocoa nib and coconut. The flavor is much stronger on the raspberry, with tons of vanilla, coconut, maple, toffee, and toast. The body is huge and oily with light carbonation, and a long raspberry, vanilla, and maple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2016
On draft at Haymarket. Poured black with thick tan head. Aroma full of boozy bourbon barrel char dark fruits some berry jam. Light carb med bod. Taste insane amount of berry packed into this. Get that raspberry tartness barrel take a back seat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Massive beer. Poured from draft at Haymarket Brewery. Black with tan head. Aroma is whiskey and raspberry. Taste the same - huuuuuge berry taste, dominates. Good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2015
sample at fobab pours a dark black with a khaki head, nice chocolate and raspberry with a nice bourbon oak taste. amazing beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Growler thanks to TheAlum, shared among friends. Pours dark black, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is chocolate covered raspberries with a bit of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is fully sweet, a bit of fruity tartness, lots of raspberry; basically liquid raspberry truffles with just that faintest hint of bourbon to bring it all together. Medium body. This is way to sweet to drink a lot of, but as a desert beer it truly excels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Growler. Raspberry licorice and chocolate aroma, reminds me strongly of dark chocolate cake with Raspberry sauce. Slightly too sweet (same) flavors blending with light roast bitter. Woodford pokes through here and there as well. All in all, pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Growler shared at the Funk Factory release - Pours black with a tan head. Nose is dry cocoa, chocolate fudge, seedy raspberry, and chocolate cake. Taste is the same--raspberry seeds and flesh, chocolate fudge, cocoa. Tastes like a booze-soaked chocolate raspberry cake. Thick and slick, with mellow carbonation. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Growler. Black pour with ruby brown head. Raspberry sweet aromas, chocolate and sweet malt aromas

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Tap @ Haymarket: Jet black. Swampy, bubbly tan film laced the top forming a semi-chunky collar at the edges. Aroma has a nice roasted malt base & all of a sudden you’re hit with a beautiful mirage of semi-tart raspberry purée drizzled in understated vanilla cream. Lots of dark chocolate, bittersweet seeps its way into the mix with the finish showing the only remnants of mild wood, bourbon, & a slight hint of coconut. It tastes like someone filled a Tootsie Roll with raspberry jammy jams & melted that shit down to a compote. Rich chocolate, burnt toffee, just a hint of roasted malts & charred wood with a strong overcurrent of seedy raspberry jam; hints of tartness transition into a delicate back-end sweetness. Little bit of booze lingers in a berry & dark cocoa finish. Lovely stuff, tasty as hell.

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