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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Bakewell, England
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RATINGS: 163   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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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?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammerhead01 (62) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
50cl bottle. Pitch black with moderate brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and some raspberries. Taste is the same; chocolate coffee, roasted malts and then raspberry grout with some sourness. It comes nicely together. Finish is dry with some fruity and roasted notes. Medium to thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Nice Stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SilverfoX (511) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2015
dark chocolate, raspberries, general malty goodness!, pitch black with a thin tan head, rich, chocolate goodness gives way to a sweet then sour rapberry flavour. brilliance!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1582) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
Didn’t know what to expect until I realized that yeah, this a stout and I feel the raspberries. It’s dry though. Alcohol is really well hidden. Dominant flavors are chocolate and raspberry. Plus in aroma I detect some watery and delicate vegetable hints. Not a bad beverage at all just a bit ... one time thing. Stout background is not that rich and fancy to be honest. But overall it’s a tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4771) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
On tap @ Øltorget, Vulkan May 2014. Black body with a big, dense, beige, coffee latte locking head. Aroma is mainly dark malt with raspberry. Flavor is quite sweet malt, some chocolate and acidic berries. After the first sweet impression the berries and their sourness is more pronounced. Strong body and quite strong aftertaste that ends up a bit sour. Alcohol is well hidden. OK in smaller amounts, but I find it a bit out of balance. A stout with raspberry could be nice, but I think the stout becomes too much in the background.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (1081) - USA - JAN 7, 2015
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. Superb dark stout infused with raspberry. Full of flavour and deceptively strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ickmund (24) - 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 (252) - 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 (491) - 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 (979) - 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 (7028) - 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.


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