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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Twisted Pine was established in 1995 and we produce only 100% natural, unpasteurized pure malt ales. Our intention is to create a family of distinctive ales that we as brewers enjoy drinking ourselves. This "Lovers Stout" is a handcrafted balance of some of mankindís favorite flavors and designed to conjure up some mighty sweet thoughts. (Raspberry and Espresso Stout Truffle: 50% Stout with Espresso, 50% Ale with Natural Flavor)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2013
$7.99 bomber. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Nose is a rather simple mix of raspberry, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is bitter coffee and a thin raspberry ale. Very thin palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very chocolate, berry, espresso. Taste is very raspberry, espresso...mixed well together. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3014) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Draught at Twisted Pine. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, coffee, raspberries, roasted malts and nuts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1856) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is very raspberry forward with a a balanced chocolate note and light roast character. Really reminds of the aroma of a raspberry truffle with a hint of coffee. Pours dark brown, but not quite black with a moderately thick dark mocha head with just a touch of a pink hue. Rather nice retention. Flavor is slightly sweet with a moderate amount of raspberry. Light roast and chocolate character, but the dark malts are more prevalent in the aroma. Fairly light bitterness without and alcohol or hop flavors. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied and a touch watery with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, while fairly good, I canít help but wish this was a bigger beer with more mouthfeel and more chocolate. The aroma makes me wish this wan an imperial stout instead if a dry stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Black pour with a khaki head. Coffee, roasted malt, and some raspberry soda. Chocolate, a bit of earth, and a mild fruity sweetness. Sweet raspberry soda and raspberry chocolates. Roasted malt, earth, and a touch of caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (4195) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
A blend of espresso stout and raspberry wheat, so itís dark brown with an unusual coffee/raspberry nose, then hints of fruit in the mid-body and on the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 30, 2013
From bomber. Pours dark brown with no head. Raspberry aroma. Raspberry taste with a touch of coffee. Tastes like a not disgustingly sweet raspberry wine cooler. Bartles and James may have made interesting commercials, but I never cared for their drinks. :-/ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have fresh raspberry puree, chocolate, mild coffee, some sweetness, a slight tart at the edges. I know this is a stout and not imperial, but this still seems thin and that is my only complaint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1474) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - Twisted Pineís Razzy Xpress held the sampler platters top honors for "most exotic" and "most viscerally appealing" beer, and for good reason. Combining fruit and truffles into a single item is just the kind of winning combination that sets apart high-class restaurants from more quotidian offerings, and typically for good reason. I dipped my nose into the miniaturized glass, taking in lots of raspberry and chocolate, with a touch of the raspberry bitterness that can appear in bursts when your canines find and squeeze a wayward seed. The nose also portends a heavy booziness. However, the aroma is an unskilled fortune teller. Less alcohol appears in the flavor, where the Razzy Xpress instead favors a more sophisticated balance of raspberry mocha, a semi-medium aftertaste of rich, chewy malts, and the appearance of a meek but visible touch of truffle in the back of the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by brew3crew. Mostly hazy dark brown color. Little khaki - greyish head. Couple loose dots of lace. Raspberry, light coffee in the nose. Very nice enjoyable raspberry in the flavor. Good light bitter, moderate sweet, good bitter taste. Nice long raspberry truffle / cocoa aftertaste. Bigger body. Smooth, very light carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Impressive stuff, unique and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by brew3crew). Looks good; a dark cola with ample beige head. Smells solid; dark malt and raspberry. Tastes like it smells, only more raspberry-forward, with a solid mouthfeel. Solid beer.

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