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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.


BoBoChamp's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 65cl, Vintage 2013, new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with honey and raspberries, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, fruity/roasted and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good and original brew, yet very expensive!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1629) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Solid fruity stout, though the berries aren’t nearly as aggressive or impressive as in Backyard Rye. Works well but is far from greatness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This brew’s raspberry syrup, bourbon vanilla, roasted malts and alcohol conjure up a sweet, Americanized chocolate truffle.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-edged black.
-The raspberry aroma is intensely sweet. Fitting, but too intense.
-A light acidity helps cut out some of the sweetness in the end.
-This is quite the dessert.

On tap at the Olde Hickory Station.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
A deep dark Imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light bourbon barrel, vanilla extract, Nestlé quick, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light raspberry jam, intense, coffee grind, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Olde Hickory Station.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2499) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a deep black from the bomber with thin ring of bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is definitely sweet bourbon with honey and slight fruit over the top. Taste is more balanced toward the fruit, bourbon stout, and sweet booze. Sweet and thick, big warming booze. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (408) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2014
It pours fairly black with little head or lacing. It has a coffee aroma, with bourbon, and hints of chocolate. It has a coffee taste mixed with bourbon overtones and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
tap pour from hops and grapes in hickory. black pour with sturdy brown head. aroma of big roasted malt, red fruit and little tobacco. tastes of cocoa, roasted malt, sweet berry, vanilla, lots of chocolate, little milky. excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HourGlass13 (130) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a dark redish brown, nearly black, with a thin brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is also raspberry, chocolate, a hint of vanilla, fudge, and roast. It tastes like a raspberry cake roll up dipped in chocolate! Low carbonation and a ultra smooth mouth feel. Raspberry in the start and finish has just the slightest touch of coffee. Very dark rich and silky smooth. You can note the alcohol presence but it is not overpowering. Perfect balance. A great beer for desert or really anytime. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4172) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, raspberries, some oak and bourbon and vanilla, light notes of chocolate and coffee, and light floral notes. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the raspberries and the imperial stout and the oak. Smooth, thicker texture. A really cool beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5071) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Nblack with a tan head. This is nice. Mberroes, wood, bark. Bourbon, big malts. Interesting and gunkybin a non sour way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2083) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from 650mL waxed bomber bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that leaves thin lace. The nose is is dark and milk chocolate, malted milk, tons of roast, some vanilla bourbon, and a nice hint of raspberry. The flavor is much more raspberry forward with the sweet bourbon vanilla and malted milk chocolate up front, moving to all of the bitter roast and dark chocolate on the back of the palate. The body is full with light carbonation and a nicely bitter dark chocolate covered raspberry finish.


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