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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   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?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
500ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Very dark brown color, almost black color. Raspberry, sweet, roast in aroma. Raspberry, roast, fruity, sweetish in taste. Raspberry, roast and sweet in aftertaste. Nice smooth sourish mouthfeel. Almost silky. Beautiful blend. No sign of alcohol. Excellent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle (from koht). Pours black with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, raspberries, slight soapiness. Flavor is sweet, slight bitterness, soap, malt, some roast. Finish has some dry-roast bitterness. Body feels light. Alcohol is well covered.Overall: very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Dark brown beer, small beige head. Nose is raspberry juice, mild roast and chocolate in the background. Flavor is raspberry and chocolate, coffee, mild roast. Finishes with more raspberry plus some blackberries, mild tartness. Some perfumey raspberries in the retronasals. Lingering acidic roast. Odd, but the raspberry with roasty chocolate is pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (570) - - APR 5, 2016
Samea tummanruskea. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, kirpeää vadelmaa, humalaa. Maussa salmiakkivadelmaa, tuhtia mallasta, humalaa. Todella selkeä vadelman ja salmiakin yhdistelmä ilman turhaa makeutta.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3117) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from beers of Europe. Deep Ruby black colour with a relish brown head. Aroma raspberry fruit, and roasted malt. Taste sweet berry fruit, with a roasted and slight smokiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5877) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2016
Finally the hunt is over! Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Sticky creamy beige head. Dark brown black ish beer. Aroma has tons of raspberries. Besides the many raspberries there’s some roast, chalk, some sprinkles of malts and oat. Flavour has enough raspberries, which pushes the stout tones to the back. There’s hints of roast, bitters, malts, light bay leaf, light light liquorice... But mostly raspberries and some blackberries with a tart tone. Aftertaste has again enough berries with little bitterness and roast and more tart tone. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Good but too much raspberries for this stout

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tarkmanius (4) - - JAN 12, 2016 does not count
Pours reddish black with white head. Nose is dark raspberry. Taste is heavy chocolate, liqourice, roasted crystal malts and lots of raspberries. Wonderful!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
marklobo (46) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Pours an inky black color with an aroma of fruits and roasted chocolate. Tastes of sour raspberries

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle:As black as ink, stable tanned foamy layer;solid aroma of (almost fresh) raspberries, in the second row distinctive aromas of toasted malt plus a slight acidity, moderate sourish-bitter flavour, medium bodied; lingering - again very fruity (raspberries, unexpectedly…) and sour roasty finish, alcohol is very well hidden. Yeah! A very complex, extremely well crafted brew…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avantdagare (186) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
4 finger beige head, black body. Nose: Raspberry, raspberry hard-candy, dark chocolate and malt. Aroma: Raspberry, dark chocolate, raspberry hard-candy, licorice and malt. Long semi-bitter ending.


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