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Thornbridge / S:t Eriks Imperial Raspberry Stout

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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
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RATINGS: 176   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (421) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
50 clmbottle. coffee, herbs, raspberries, hazy black, tanned/Brown head, Light body. Medium sweet, medium sour

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (126) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle, bb 31.01.16. Pours almost black, with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by raspberry, notes of roasted malts and hints of sweetness. Something like dark chocolate pralines with raspberries. Taste is again full of berries, with nice roasted, medium bitter background. Raspberries added some sourness to the beer what made it relatively drinkable. Seems to be medium bodied. Worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
Flaske delt med Rune på rbhd-treff etter bokpresentasjon på Cardinal juni-15: nesten helt svart med tett lysebrunt skum, så den intense bringebæraromaen kommer nesten som en overraskelse. Deilig og fyldig smak, og på ingen måte så søt som aromaen kunnne få en til forvente. Syrligfrisk, og med laang ettersmak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
500ml bottle at Cardinal kindly shared by Holmen1. Nice crocheted lacing from a tan-coloured head. More or less jet black in body colour. Prominent smell of raspberry and black malts, semi-dry. Similar mixed taste of berry skins and earthy, dark malts with hints of coffee. Tart and sweet ending. Smooth on the swallow. Fine bodied. Good drinking (Stavanger 18.06.2015).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - APR 24, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 (style 13F, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: initial predominant raspberry aroma with a background of sweet coffee, cocoa and a slight note of black liquorice. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and opaque. medium brown head with average retention. TASTE: mild sweet raspberry flavour dominates with a background of roasted notes (coffee and dark chocolate). medium-low bitterness with a roasty finish and aftertaste. PALATE: medium-full to full body with a velvety texture. slight and smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice combination of an imperial stout and raspberries which dominate the aroma and taste giving the impression that its a bit unbalanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WaW (17) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
Got to try the beer that lies at the basis, because the mouthfeel, aroma and look of this beer is fantastic. Never had this much of a raspberry flavor in a beer also. It is definitely not bad, adds a fruity and sweet sourness, but it dominates just a little too much. Nonetheless a very interesting and tasty beer!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (3866) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
On bottle at Sandar Bryghus. Very dark, slightly ruby color- some foam. High aroma intensity; raspberry- some malt and light chocolate in the finish. Medium/ full body & complexity. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
Pours a black beer with a big beige head. Smells of fresh raspberry, some vanilla, some coffee. Tastes sour and bitter. Leaves a gentle sour bitter palate with the raspberry coming trough. Bit tangy in the aftertaste. This beer is well balanced. Really cool and interesting. I love it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Full-blown raspberry aroma, fruity, sweet-ish and tart-ish, minimally herbal "shrubby"; largely disguised dark malty background is minimally roasty, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Taste is raspberry-dominated tart-sweet-fruity-herbal-bitter, underlying liquorice and chocolate; cautious hints of warming alcohol reveal the oesophagus’ whereabouts. Very drinkable, illusory light. Excellent transfer of broad raspberry flavours into aroma and taste without a single hint of artificiality. And obviously with low-key though strength-welded, well matching, chocolate framework. Well done composition.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
8.8.2014. Almost black in colour, thick brown head. Aroma is mostly raspberry, sth roasted trying to get from behind. Palate is medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Taste is interesting, and not only in good way. Raspberry, sth roasted and very sour aftertaste. This is not sweet. Raspberry dominates too much in everything. Disappointment.


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