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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (249) - 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 (1474) - 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 (4574) - 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 (1467) - 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 (1189) - 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 (649) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2012- Raspberries are potent, strong alcohol notes, honey,raspberry, light vanilla

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of honey, roast chocolate, raspberry, chocolate toast and sweet berry. medium body.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimsRatings (397) - - OCT 26, 2013
From bomber. Pours dark and thick with just a touch of brown head. Aroma hints of raspberry like Mark McGuire hinted if steroids. The addition of raspberry to this beer is a complete waste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scwoptoy (6) - - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
Dark as night. Chocolate and coffee on the nose. Sharp raspberries flavors and smooth vanilla-oak creaminess on the tongue. Smooth body with a very sharp and pronounced boozy finish. Not quiet perfectly balanced, but fantastic nonetheless! Will age and revisit in one year intervals.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, roasted malt and raspberry notes. The flavor is similar with the berry notes cutting through the heavy chocolate and roasted malt notes. I also get some honey notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice stout.


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