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

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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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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?


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ickmund (23) - SPAIN - DEC 7, 2014
50cl bottle shared. Black body, latte head, poor retention. Strong raspberry on the nose, hints of licorice. Sour raspberry taste, fades into roasty notes and a slight bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (109) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Very raspberry smell. A bit too sour from the raspberries combined with the stout character. The tastes are too separated. Could be much more balanced, but as it is it wastes its potential.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Black color with medium beige head. Aroma is heavily of raspberries. Nearly feels artificial. Taste is roasted malts, raspberries, nice sour-bitter finish. Okay but doesn’t really fit perfectly in my opinion.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (807) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
500ml bottle Appearance: Black with acreamy brown head o 2 fingers, with agood retention. It leaves a ew lacing spots. Aroma: Rapsberries Taste: roasted malts, coffee, Rapsberries, (Some sweet sourness), finishing with rapsberries and some licorice notes. medium body, slightly average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
Bouteille 50cl partagée avec Pierre, merci. BB 31/01/2016. Brune foncée/ambrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme offre un savoureux bouquet de framboises, le tout accompagné par de belles notes maltées de caramel, léger chocolat en rétro. Palais met bien en avant le profil terreux de la framboise avec un petit fini suret. Le tout conserve un palais tirant vers le terreux, pointe de réglisse avec un malt crystal, chocolat arrivant en fin de bouche. Ce dernier reste pas mal prononcé, mais contribue à rendre cette bière complexe. Les framboises, quant à elles, restent aussi à leur place, sans dominer mais en contribuant au développement du palais par ce profil distinct fruité.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1362) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at olutexpo. Black color, brown head. Aroma is perfect, roasty and raspberry balanced. Roasty body and strong raspberry, sour notes from raspberry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
Haand 2014. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, raspberry, chocolate. Flavour is fruit, roasted malt, raspberry, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1594) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Dark brown colour, thin head. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and a lot of raspberries. Sweet and bitter with light tart notes from the berries. Strange combination but not bad at all.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home from mchughs. Pours oily black with tan head. Aroma is raspberry with some burnt malts. Smells great. Flavour is is burnt malts, raspberry, not quiet ripe fruit bitter. Loads of body and flavour. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (899) - Kemi, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Draught @ Oluthuone Leskinen. This rastberry bomb is a mix of roasty imp and bucketful of rastberries. The berries are a bit too overwhelming creating some kind of a sweet and sour combination. I drank this without any problems but wouldn’t consider buying again.


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