nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Black in color with a two finger tan head that lasts. Dark chocolate and raspberry aroma, very rich and decadent with some espresso notes. The flavor is awesome. Chocolate-coated raspberries that lend some sweetness and a very mild tartness. Incredibly rich yet well-balanced. Not too full bodied but very smooth with a good level of carbonation. Really great overall; probably the best beer of my Asheville trip.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Black pour with lots of lace. Thick fruity raspberry aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is fruity berries with lots of chocolate. Decadent and tasty.
Shag (2439) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a pitch black color with a beige head. The aroma contains some charcoal, coffee, and licorice. The flavor is rather bitter with some coffee, chocolate notes, and licorice. Some alcohol in the finish. Overall this was good but not for people who like sweet stouts.
beernovice39 (2776) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewer 9.2% abv. Jet black, light tan head. Scent is malty. Not into the berry hints but it is not overly aggresive. Nice.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan (nitro) head. Aroma is dominated by the raspberries. Flavor of tart raspberry chocolate truffles and raspberry liquor. Roasty backbone present. Heavy palate. An interesting raspberry imperial stout. The raspberry definitely won in this battle, but the roasted/chocolate notes do come out in the flavor. I would like to see this slightly more balanced.
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dark tan head and lace. Sweet almost raspberry aroma and light/medium chocolate nose. Sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and more raspberry on the flavor. Good carbonation and decent mouthfeel. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on nitro-pours a rich brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt, raspberry. Taste is dark malt, secondary raspberry. Medium body.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Draft at the brewery. Very dark pour, attractive foamy brown head. Roasty coffee vanilla aroma, with hints of raspberry. Light raspberry complements this stout nicely (perhaps aided by the fact I had it on a hot summer day). Very well balanced despite complexity of flavors. Probably the best beer I tried in Asheville.
chandler0201 (625) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with small brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted beans. Flavor has some cherry and berry hints, very nice finish which belies alcohol content.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Near black pour with dark brown head. Very sweet, roasty, coffee, aroma. Flavor has dark cherry notes (which i later found out is actually raspberry) Hides the abv very well!