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


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RATINGS: 147   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.

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (375) - 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 (7940) - 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 (1270) - 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 (1487) - ’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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (619) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2014
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of raspberries, chocolate, liquorice. Taste is light sour, a bit bitter and light sweet. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Interesting, a lot of raspberries in this stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle with Ruslan, Rachel and Tino. Pours Black with an off-White head. Martin summed it up best when he said it smelled like a cornetto. Chocolate and Raspberry. The taste is quite tart raspberry and roasted malt. low sweetness but reasonable acidity. I was pretty exited about this one but ultimately it wasn’t everything I wanted it to be. Interesting and original though and very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, at Øltorget ,Vulkan. A gorgeous looking beer, black in color and topped by a dense, finger-thick, dark beige head. The aroma has roasted malts dominating, the raspberries coming strong after a while, and there’s also some coffee notes and woody hints. Surprisingly there’s no alcohol to be detected. It’s vinous on the palate, full-bodied, smooth and lightly warming. Berries, coffee and some roasted malts in the flavor. Lasting raspberry flavor that gets a bit too much, else it’s sure a nice and tasteful beer. On the other hand, perhaps it needs this much raspberry. 140503

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark red with a small creamy tanned/pink head. Complex inviting aroma, fruity with strong raspberry. Thick fruity mouthfeel. Taste is very good, fruity raspberries, lovely lingering,nice all over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Abrakarl (317) - SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
Odd taste really, but I like the aroma of it. Like the ambition, not the beer.........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tandembrauer (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Black, light brown foam. Aroma dominated by raspberry. Very complex taste; some roasted tones, sourness, much raspberry. Quite light altogether, considering that it has 10 % alcohol. Very nice!

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