After what seems like a lengthy streak of hoppy Scratch beer offerings, we’ve decided to brew something on the opposite side of the spectrum. Scratch #115 is an enticing Imperial Stout fermented with Westmalle yeast and brewed with 2lbs. of dark Belgian chocolate and 12lbs. of tart raspberry purée per barrel. The result is a vibrant Imperial Stout brimming with optimism and infinite merriment. Each passing sip of Scratch #115 reveals its enduring charm. It’s a celebration of two flavors that go hand-in-hand. Chocolate and raspberry… it’s the new peanut butter and jelly!
orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at the brewery.
A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall off white head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving small trails of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of raspberry pulp, dark chocolate, vanilla, dash of hops and some dark roasted malt.
T - Starts off with some dark roasted malt quickly giving way to hints of juicy tart raspberries and dark chocolate sweetness. Some vanilla, day old coffee and light hop bitterness round things out. Finish is fruity with some dark roast, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Dark, fruity feel from start to finish. Booze is hidden well, only really showing itself toward the end of the glass.
O - This one was spot on from the description. It had plenty of raspberry to offset all of the dark flavors yet it remained quite drinkable. Definitely worth a shot if you get the chance.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of raspberries mainly, light chocllate and mild roast. Flavor was pretty much all raspberry, only mild chocolate and roast, i the base took over more, this would have been pretty nice.
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