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

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RATINGS: 214   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?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some raspberry present. Heavy bitter flavor. Strong chocolate, roast and raspberry notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. A Little unbalanced but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maersk (155) - MOLDOVA - SEP 11, 2016
Dark brown, coffee head. Smells raspberry, light roast. Surprisingly medium body. Tart, berry taste. Some roast. Bitter-tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
LasCH (7) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
Well, this is pretty nice raspberry stout. Chocolate, raspberrish, sweet, but quite much roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (294) - FINLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Crisp berry aroma. Thick. Awesome malty body balances slighty sour berry. Distinctive raspberry. Some dark roasted flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1430) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Shared with Desverger. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, chocolate, raspberry, coffee notes. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet raspberries finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle from Voldby K, shared with Niller - black pour with good sized tan head and lacing. Sweet malty with resonating chocolate and raspberry, almost desert like, rich and opulent, sweet chocolate finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7850) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (663) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3587) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2049) - 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.


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