MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Raspberry syrup swims within this Imperial Stout’s roasted malts, leading towards a bitter and sweet dessert.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the blackness.
-This is too carbonated for this type of flavor profile, in my tastes.
-This tastes like a typical overly sugary American ‘truffle’.
-The mouthfeel is rich but not heavy.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
Lubiere (10457) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with marshmallow, vanilla, alcohol warmth, very sweet. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, alcohol warmth, chocolate malt, pleasant. On tap at brewery.
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source during RBWG. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate covered raspberry truffles. Taste is similar. Delicious.
jackl (4980) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Wedge during RBWG, Asheville. Deep brown pour with a tight tan head. Wonderfully rich chocolate truffle cake drenched in raspberry coulis. Decadent flavor. Dessert in a glass. Chocolate malts, rich roast. Slightly tart dark fruits and wood. Smooth coffee creamer. Full body, rich. Overall, Foret Noire was very similar to this. Chocolate and tart dark fruits aren’t a novel matching of flavors, but damn it works.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Wedge during RBWG. Pours dark brown to black in color with a smallbeige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, big raspberry, some earthy bitterness to the finish. Pretty solid, maybe not as full bodied as I would like, but good flavor.
rondphoto (2288) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Wedge Brewing / Asheville NC --- Opaque brown/black with a good brown head cover, dots of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt that keeps on giving. Full sweet malt all the way through to a smidgen of bittering deep in the finish. Very satisfying, easy to drink. Recommended.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Tap ][ Wedge ][ 16oz ][ Stemmed Flute ][ $7+ ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Inky black pour with amazing head formation and retention. Great lacing. Nose is bright blackberry. Taste is tart, chocolate raspberry, blackberry. Papery, tart finish. Pretty nice.
DrSilverworm (6962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Wedge during RBWG. Black color. Thin brown head. Dots of lace. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Medium to bigger body. Kind of creamy. Some cola flavor, dark chocolate. Light milk chocolate. Good long chewy aftertaste. Solid.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery for a RBWG stop
Black with a medium sized tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and berries. Flavors of chocolate and bitter
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2014. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly and laces. Aroma has a strong tart raspberry note with only a hint of dark grain and roasted malt backing. Flavor has a rich raspberry note that is slightly tart and more dark grains coming through.