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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerboob (1) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
On tap at north river tavern. Dark opaque color. Mahogany brown with red highlights and frothy head. Molasses raspberry liquor alcohol aroma. Roasted malty and alcohol flavor along with raspberry cordial and molasses flow. Strong but smooth sweet and alcoholic. Medium body. I liked this to sip on occasionally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1369) - Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours black with a brown head. Head fades away to some thin lacings. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and only a hint of fruit. Some bitterness from the raoseted malts with a black malt lingering in the finish. I canít taste the raspberries at all, but this is still a very good beer otherwise. Hoping for more of that fruit though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (8402) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich sweet raspberries, oak, light chocolate. Flavor is malts, dark berries, raspberries, oak, booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 241013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5587) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle: Thanks GothGargoyle: Vintage 2013: Served in a Chouffe glass: Brown to black pour. A medium sized vast and thick but live and quickly changing into an airy brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, malts roast, some raspberries, some corn, some oatmeal, tar, wood roast and hints of leave roast and liquorice. Flavours of coffee, bitters, roasted malts, roasted coffee, roasted wood, chocolate, some tar, cacoa, oat roast and nut roast. Deep, dark, bitter complex flavours. Aftertaste is bitter with coffee, chocolate and cacoa, some wood and malt roast and a hint of something porridge/branch a like. Low carbo, creamy light spicy/tingly mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. Expected more raspberries in the flavour, they should add more. But itís a good dark roasted stout that getís better, darker, more roasty and more bitter with a bit time and air!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle shared with Jeff. Pours black, but not quite thick. Medium dark tan head. Smell is dark fruit, maybe raspberry, chocolate is pretty big, dark roasted malts. Overall I found it to be a little thin, not much of the hops were left, and not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Black with a small tan head. Light notes of raspberries in the aroma, more in the taste. Also roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. The body was medium. The finish was dry. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2204) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Dark brown pour with head. Aroma and taste of raspberry and chocolate. Liked it slightly better than the Chocolate IS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Lots of raspberry on the nose. Also lots of chocolate. I don't like the berries. It is drinkable but I wouldn't want too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7256) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Olga Fetchik was our town beautician, and one of Godís most unattractive creations since the aardvark. Anyway, over the years, Olga had been secretly squirreling away money for plastic surgery. Well, one day she left without telling anyone, had the surgery, and didnít return for months. Well, nobody could believe their eyes - Olga Fetchik had turned into a stunning beauty! Every man in town wanted her, but she ended up marrying St. Olafís most handsome and eligible bachelor, dance instructor Adolf Stepp. The two of them moved back to Norway, decided to get into show business, and they became the internationally renowed Scandinavian dance team of Stepp íní Fetchik.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bomber at Coney Island. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is raspberry and nothing else. Sip introduces roast and chocolate. Reminds me of a pims. Sweet and bitter with good balance. Light burn.

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