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RATINGS: 124   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2013
So, I’ve been on a mission to slowly empty my cellar. This was the next one up. Black, of course, with a beige head. Smells like raspberry jam on toast. Not a lot of bourbon in the aroma. Flavor is more raspberry, like on on toast. Slightly burned toast, in fact. Smooth notes of coffee and darks chocolate. Maybe just a hint of bourbon. Not bad, really...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Compared against bramble. Little more tart harsher bourbon. Bourbon and fruit dont mix.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark black purple colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dusty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, raspberry, chocolate, berry sweet, light tart raspberry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Bryce, Dark cola pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, cherry. Taste is lots of chocolate malt, very sweet and tart cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 June 23, 2013 - bottle at Bryce’s. Black pour with limited head. Roasted malt, bourbon and raspberry aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma but a tart raspberry. Medium body and smooth. February 21, 2014 - this bottle had some veggies in the taste so dropped overall by 1 to 15.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by my friend Ed Roberts, thanks a ton brotha! Wow! Tons of raspberries in this one. Good hints of chocolate and cream as well. Super well balanced and easy to drink. Not a whole lot of bourbon character but that didn’t stop me from pouring a 2nd glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, sweet berries, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, honey, raspberries, roasted malt, and light bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle in Vt. Black pour with light caramel head. Notes of raspberry, chocolate, jam, smooth and tart fruits and bourbon. Smaller notes of vanilla, wood, and coffee. Body is on the fuller side with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
bottle share at BW - pre-hill farmstead 3rd anniversary. pours black with a low beige head, some retention. intense raspberry truffles, dark cocoa and red fruit jam, gently and subtlely dipped and coated in vanilla bourbon, roastiness and woody notes. sweet, and i guess cloying, but raspberry and chocolate are so much present that it feels like a dessert.. average to soft carbonation, full body. a nice sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (2667) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to the guy who brought this at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Black with a small beige/red head and barely no lacing. Aroma of raspberries, dark chocolate, light bourbon, caramel and some sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet and reminds me of raspberry truffles... raspberries, dark chocolate, light bourbon, malt, honey(?) or at least something sweet and sugary and light coffee notes. Medium body (maybe thin for the style). Soft to moderate carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Very interesting RIS. Not easily drinkable, but quite complex. I would love to have this again.


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