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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
22oz waxed bottle, shared by b3shine. 2013 vintage. Very dark brown, dark red color. Close to black. Thin brown head, dotty fine lace, good film left on the side of the glass. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Bigger chewy body. Velvety. Nice raspberry, dark chocolate, roast malt. All works very well together. Moderate to bigger bitter, with the light sweet, slightly tart bite to it. Very nice, big, chewy raspberry imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2012 Vintage. Poured from 22oz bottle from Steve Kim. Pours dark as night with a nice tight creamy khaki head. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, smoke. Taste follows from the nose with notes of dark chocolate, some tart raspberry. A pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle shared. Pours a thick black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has raspberry jam and roasty qualities. Sweet and jammy. Thick mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2012 bottle. Thanks Steve. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, raspberries, sugar, alcohol, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is roasted malt, vanilla, raspberries, and bourbon. Body is a little thinner than I’d prefer. Overall, though, really good. .

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from 2012 at home in the couch. Black pour, finger high dark espresso head, looks nice. Aroma of tart berries, chocolate. Awesome taste! Berries, bitter chocolate, medium sweet, bitter but smooth. Didn’t take long to finish the first glass...refill please!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1585) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle..Pour is black with a light tan head..Nose is nice fresh raspberries, chocolate, honey, oak, musty, alcohol, jam..Taste is jam, chocolate covered raspberries, spice, dry oak..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, black licorice, alcohol, light raspberry, oak, and faint vanilla. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. The finish has light-moderate tart raspberry and light oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours dark mahogany with a small sturdy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, raspberries, and pipe tobacco. Flavor is lightly sweet, a full bodied stout, fruity in the back, chewy body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2013 bottle. Deep brown-black body sports fizzy tan head. Chocolate covered raspberries fill the air, seeping onto the palate courtesy of a silky smooth body. Love the dose of honey midway through.

While the flavors here are all complementary, they don't coalesce quite as well here as in other similarly-brewed stouts. Or even as they did in previous batches of LP (2011, to be precise). OH is in a difficult spot here, as this delicious recipe is at the mercy of execution to make the leap from "very good" to "excellent".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (668) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2012- Raspberries are potent, strong alcohol notes, honey,raspberry, light vanilla


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