Wedge Vadim Bora
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Originally created for the Russian royal family by English Brewers. With the untraditional addition of 168 lbs. of raspberries, this brew is Intensely Decadent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2072) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2015
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Tap, black pour, off white head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, boozy, strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17714) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft at the source during RBWG. Very dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of rich chocolate covered raspberry truffles. Taste is similar. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
@ 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
[ 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
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.

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