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

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RATINGS: 202   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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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (980) - - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle bought from greystones pub, Sheffield. Dark brown, with a tan head. Strong raspberry aroma with chocolate and rich dark malts. Similar taste, but with a tartness from the raspberries. Lovely viscous mouthfeel. Unusual, but good.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (1752) - 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 (5334) - 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 (4996) - 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 (1359) - 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 (1842) - 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 (1564) - 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 (5887) - 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 (2734) - 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 (2746) - 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.


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