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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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?


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (3998) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
OminouSC2 (401) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (1791) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5367) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1396) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DimVik (34) - - JUN 7, 2016
A very special one, creamy, dark chocolate, marmelade, roasted nuts, surprisingly easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaartenRF10 (1847) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2016
Flesje bij het kampvuur :). Mooi donker met stabiele donkerbruine kraag. Geur framboos met wat chocolade en gebrande mout er doorheen. Smaak is opnieuw framboos. Zuurtje. Ik had er graag meer gebrande mout, chocolade en koffie bij gehad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1627) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2016
50cl shared bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is dark fruits. Body is pitch black, head is medium, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is raspberry, milk chocolate, roasted malt. Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity chocolate medium bitter sour, alcohol is hidden. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation. Very special fruity dessert beer, a bit difficult to drink due to sourness, but unique, great one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (5998) - 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.


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