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


on tap

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
An absolute beast of a beer! Perfect imperial stout thickness, with dark chocolate heavy on the palate initially, and the raspberry kicking in quickly, dominating the taste with deep and dark sourness. If you’re after a challenging strong beer, this is the beer for you. It may not be the smoothest beer at 10%, but this is part of its charm. The use of fruit with Imperial Stout here is a match made in beer Heaven, the only question is when can I get hold of another bottle of this?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of raspberries, liquorice, dark chocolate and black coffee. Malty, fruity, slightly tart taste with liquorice, raspberries, dark chocolate, black rye bread, black coffee and a finish with a balanced roasty bitterness and a slight raspberry sourness. Full body, smooth and rounded mouthfeel. A slight sweetness lurking in the sourness. Very interesting and well made beer, with a generous raspberry character. Great balance, with alcohol well hidden. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (627) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2016
Look: dark brown with red shades, unstable head. Aroma: roasted, sweet coffee, milk chocolate, raspberry jam Taste: light to moderate sweetness, light almond and hoppy bitterness. Flavour: raspberry liqueur, coffee with rum, sweet chocolate. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2016
Intense raspberries, toasted, dark malts, liquorice, dry chocolate. Black, medium, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Dark, toasted malts, dry raspberries, chocolate, cacao. Nice Imperial Stout, beautiful raspberries in aroma and palate. Bottle from Wittich Weine und Biere, Olten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1982) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle @ Peakender 2016 - Thornbridge Outdoors, UK - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt with high juicy raspberry, raspberry jam. Sweet, and sourness from raspberry. Taste: medium body with sweet roasted malt balanced with so fruity raspberry. Raspberry jam. Chocolate finish. Sweet good attenuation. Very nice. Amazing balance. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt with raspberry and chocolate. My godness, amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark with a persistent creamy off-white head. Tantalising raspberry pips aroma. Taste is smooth and indulgent. Very desert-like with it’s rich raspberry-topped creamy chocolate character. Smooth and decadent, it really is something else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Brown color. Tart raspberry aroma, slight chocolate.. Sour raspberry taste. Raspberries is all I can taste. Sour finish. One-dimensional, sour, boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (1928) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2016
BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear dark muddy brown, dark beige head. Rotten raspberries and tinned tomato paste. The taste is very low on sweetness, again, the rotten raspberries, and a weird roasty character, which i can only describe as „a coffee brewed out of roasted beans”. Might be a bad bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5433) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle 50cl, a dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is on redberries. Aroma is on roasted malt, ashes, redberries, dark chocolate, the beer is becoming creamy when heated, grassy hops. Not a good balanced on my point of view, bit harsh on roasted / burnt notes on one side and acif fruit on the other side, alcohol is a bit heavy too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - tonnes of raspberry, there’s chocolate if you really look for it. Taste - more of the same. The raspberries are seriously intense. Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1480) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with pale brown head. Aroma: roasted, raspberry, dark chocolate, toffee. Taste: sweet, roasted, raspberry, easy to drink, milk chocolate, some sourish, Medium +body. Sweet finish. Well hidden ABV and easy to drink- dangerous.

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