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Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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An extremely rich and complex beer. The addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an almost purplish opaque color with a beautiful brown head. Warm chocolate and roasty notes compliment the hop bitterness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Nose of light roast, tinny notes.Big bitter dry roast profile,vague berries, long bitter finish.Not worth the hefty price

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ glkaiser ][ Bonus ][ Southampton RIS Snifter ][ 12.15.14 ]
>> 2012 bottle, pour clear deep brown with healthy beige foam. Good retention and lacing. Nose is rich raspberry chocolate silk cake. Chocolate frosting. Taste is bit muddled with bitter cocoa powder, dark chocolate shaving, bitter soil. Dustier, earthy finish. However, it isn’t sticky sweet and there are no off flavors besides a touch of paper oxidation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1172) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
(bottle 14/12-2014) [’13] medium brown head, dark brown color, roasted aroma, full body slightly oily taste, long roasted taste, balanced taste,slightly berry taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Sweet malt aroma with a hint of fruit. Black color with a medium tan head. Sweet through with a mild bitterness in the middle and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (221) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark, but at closer sight it’s a really deep clear reddish color, with small creamy beige head. Aroma has a lot of freeze dried raspberries. Chocolate, roasty malts and rich and dense. Taste is very similar. Chocolate-raspberries truffle. Smooth chocolaty taste and texture along a balanced amount of raspberry. roast malts and some dried fruits too. Finish is more dark dry and slight bitter chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours almost pitch black with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of dark, rich chocolate, some licorice, slight, "freeze dried" raspberry, dark roast. Taste has a very smooth body, but lots of bitter, fruity raspberry notes. roasty bitterness, chocolate is both dry and slightly sweet. Not a whole lot of raspberry, but a nice balance. Again smooth body and medium low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (871) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
DWF; Bottle, big. Drunk at Cardinal. Pours black with lasting, creamy, lacing off-white head. Nose is heavy roasted malt, caramel, coffe, yeast ,chocolate, light herbal, licorice, nuts and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a lasting, warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomskalle (9) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Drukket i godt lag på Cardinal. Lukt av mørk sjokolade, kaffe, vanlije og brent malt. Smak ligger nær lukt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
From bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with light head. Aromas of roasted malts and fruit. Flavors of chocolate and raspberry with alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2318) - GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
0,65 l bottle from Biervana Berry / raspberry, dark Chocolate, roasty, floral, brown, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,


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