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Widmer Brothers Reserve Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5137) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 28, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was raspberry and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a medium roasted malt aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of roasted malt and raspberry. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianWillum (222) - København S., DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Nicely coloured black beer with a medium head that disappears after a short while.Taste is good with hints of coffee, smoked malt and raspberry, but aftertaste is too bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Berts. Tastes more like a chocolate covered raspberry than a stout. Aroma is all berries, taste brings in subtle roast malts, but berries still dominate. Sweet and a bit of fruit on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemmingwillum (1098) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Rating #1092, flaske fra Voldby

Sort øl med flot, brunt skum. Duft af bær, røg, lakrids, salt og ristet malt. Smag af hindbær, läkerol, ristet malt, røg, lakrids, alkohol, salt og en markant bitterhed. Cremet, medium tyk og blød.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FraekkeFyr87 (148) - - JUN 5, 2015
The aroma is full of raspberries, chocolate, coffee, caramel. and roasted nuts. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of raspberries, liqourice, chocolate, coffee, smoke, rum and sweets. A really nice beer with a long finish with sweet and bitter notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ Ølfestival 2015. Dark purple with a tan head. Aroma medium malty (roasted, light burned, notes of tart raspberries, dark chocolate). Flavor medium bitter, light sour. Medium body, soft carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (667) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Shared bomber poured into a snifter..dark pour with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,raspberry..tastes like it smells..nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1095) - , CYPRUS - MAY 13, 2015
Shared bottle. Raspberry chocolate aroma. Sweet, medium bodied, raspberry chocolate flavour

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, burned sugar, a bit of tart raspberries, hops, bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit weird, it has some soy sauce flavour... otherwise its medium bitter, slightly sour, slightly sweet a bit salty. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting a lot more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22625) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottled@Tommyknocker, Helsinki (2012 vintage). Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, liquorice, some raspberries and mild wooden notes. Flavour is raspberries, toast, some syrupy and wooden notes along with quite strong hopping to it.


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