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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A bourbon-barrel aged version of our Imperial Stout, with a dose of real raspberries added.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (858) - - FEB 16, 2014
Dark pour, virtually no head. Chocolate and raspberry most prominent in the aroma. Cocolate covered dark red fruit, red wine, fudge, molasses, heavy body. Nice cold weather sipper

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8953) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Dark colour, almost no head. Tart, big raspberry flavour. Also some barrel, bourbon character. Wine aroma. Somewhat a sipper. Doug’s bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle via NC trade- thanks again, John! Pours a deep, opaque midnight brown with a finger of brown head that fades quickly. Aroma of raspberry, chocolate, oak, roast, vanilla, molasses, fudge, and syrup. Flavor of raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, fudge, charred oak, roast, and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Raspberry in the start and finish. Wasn’t sure what to expect but this is tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bomber to snifter. Pours a reddish black (is that a color?). Smells of raspberry jam on burnt toast. Tastes of chocolate, raspberry, light coffee, and is very sweet! I prefer The Event Horizon from these guys!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine, shared with Parksy and Ian. Thick near black body with a finely bubbled brown head. Lovely aroma of hearty dark malts with a subtle undertone of raspeberry fruit and soft barrel sweetness. The palate is rich and malt heavy, brothy and fudgey, with a tart, real-fruit raspberry note in the finish. The barrel provides a silky sweet roundness to the overall profile, but the malts and the fruit really run the show. Surprised this doesn’t score higher in the percentile rankings-- really fantastic brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with a small mocha colored lacing. Aroma is on the sweet side with notes of caramel, raspberries, oak, and licorice. Flavor is roughly the same but the fruit stands out more. Medium bodied and the ABV is hidden well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1287) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Sample at First Sunday. Pours black, with a thin, beige head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and light, unripe raspberries. Very sweet flavor, with a nice tart undertone. Heavy body, with a slick, somewhat thin feel. This is a nice, flavorful stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours dark glossy, brown head, good lacing Smell strong red fruit, nice roast Taste strong fruity, raspberry and roast, bitter ashy finish Slick, strong and oily Good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and raspberry aroma. There is a delicious chocolate and raspberry flavor with lots of oak and a hint of bourbon.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber from timfoolery. Pours dark brown/black with an orange/tan head. Aroma is lots of raspberry. Maybe a little chocolate. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate with smooth dark malt and lots of raspberry. The raspberry seems to balance the malt. Excellent.


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