magsinva (1071) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Wedge - pours pitch with a tan head. Big dark raspberries bordering on artificial for some reason. It’s all dark chocolate & raspberries with this one.
woodychevy (798) - - DEC 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at source. It’s unapologetically big, dark and bold. Fairly smooth with a full, satisfying mouthfeel. Raspberries come into play nicely at the end- not overpowering but certainly apparent. Nice tart addition. Still a fairly sweet overall impression but well done. Would drink this all winter.
bubbleflubber (2131) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, this pours pitch black with a huge frothy choco-tan head that leaves thick ring lacing. The nose is of fresh raspberries. Dark chocolate malts, light roasts, dark raspberry esters in the mouth finish with a creamy bitter chocolate. Poured on nitro, The body is silky smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation with complexity for days. Absolutely great!
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DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, off white head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, boozy, strong
MartinT (8957) - 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 (12270) - 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 (19481) - 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 (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (8162) - 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 (3552) - 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.