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Thornbridge / S:t Eriks Imperial Raspberry Stout

Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We all know that drinking beer is a congenital pastime and brewing beer can be just as fraternal. This collaboration between Rob Lovatt of Thornbridge and Jessica Heidrich St. Eriks is testament to the friendship and inspiration that brewing can produce. This Imperial Raspberry Stout pours rich and dark with aromas and tastes of liquorice and chocolate, complimented by the generous infusion of prime Scottish raspberries. Hops: Bramling Cross. For best results serve at 10C.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1228) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at olutexpo. Black color, brown head. Aroma is perfect, roasty and raspberry balanced. Roasty body and strong raspberry, sour notes from raspberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Haand 2014. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, raspberry, chocolate. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, raspberry, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1482) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Dark brown colour, thin head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and a lot of raspberries. Sweet and bitter with light tart notes from the berries. Strange combination but not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (572) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours oily black with tan head. Aroma is raspberry with some burnt malts. Smells great. Flavour is is burnt malts, raspberry, not quiet ripe fruit bitter. Loads of body and flavour. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (898) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Draught @ Oluthuone Leskinen. This rastberry bomb is a mix of roasty imp and bucketful of rastberries. The berries are a bit too overwhelming creating some kind of a sweet and sour combination. I drank this without any problems but wouldn’t consider buying again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (642) - BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2014
Black with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate. Taste of chocolate with soury raspberry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (401) - BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
2014.09 - fles 50cl - donker bier, een beetje rode glans, mokkagekleurd schuim - neus : één en al framboos, stoutaspecten zitten voor mij helemaal verborgen - mond : aanzet koffie, vervolgens komt de framboos terug op het voorplan. odd !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
Lively moving dark cream to tan head over black beer. Fruity, bit earthy. Difficult to pinpoint raspberries. Bit of rainwater. Sourish stoutflavour enhanced by the fruit. Main taste is roasted, sweeter, liquorice, finish burnt. Retronasal finally raspberry aroma. In the aftertaste, the sourish flavours return, buttermilk, with a mineral touch. Well-bodied, very slick, velvety despite a near fizzy carbonation. I keep finding it a weird combination - stout and raspberries. The latter do change the character, sure enough, but I really think that the gain in complexity is minimal - which is not the case with lighter colourmalted beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (1314) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Roodzwarte kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, frambozen, snoep. Smaakt fruitig, framboos. Daar blijft het bij.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1504) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a dark red orange beer with a good beige head. Smells raspberry. And cant smell really much than that. Tastes raspberry, little sour, licorice, roasted and quite bitter. I like. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

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