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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Olga Fetchik was our town beautician, and one of God’s 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 didn’t 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. Olaf’s 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 ’n’ Fetchik.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2478) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a tan head. It has the aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee the taste is bitter chocolate and roasted coffee with a hint of raspberry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4625) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a dee- cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and leather. Flavors of chocolate and raspberries. Pronounced alcohol finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Black pour, moderate tan head, decent lacing/retention. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, licorice, light roast, light caramel, light darker fruit notes. Medium to full bodied, sweet raspberry chocolate flavor. Kind of pricey but would make a nice dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle, with a thick wax cap. Pours as you’d expect, dark as night. The head is but a thin whisper. The aroma is a bit different, clearly having some sweet component, but mixed with what promises to be a robust alcohol aspect, too. The beer drinks with a sharp burn, to be sure, but there’s a nice berry swirl in here too. Delivers like a rich, warm dessert, pleasant to the soul. Well done. (#5224, 8/28/2013)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a black color with a small khaki colored head that soon recedes to a fine ring. The aroma features a bit of raspberry, licorice and chocolate. The taste is baking chocolate, chocolate liqueur, anise and a hint of berries on the back end. The palate is full and a bit oily with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering dark bitter chocolates. Overall: Kind of underwhelmed by this one, I really wanted a more robust raspberry flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle 650ml vintage 2012 @ Hotel Room, Courtyard Oyster Point, San Francisco, CA
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, berries, leather and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee and raspberry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. 2012 vintage. A pitch black beer, although with a faint brownish hue when the light enteres in the right angle. Finger-thick light beige head. The aroma is most definitely on the dark side, with molasses, roasted malts, licorice notes and a faint berry hint. Full-bodied, softly carbonated and slightly warming on the palate. Some raspberry in the very end, else it’s missing. I’d most definitely like the raspberries to be more evident, but it’s a nice imp stout anyway. A tad too dry maybe. 130813.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle.Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, grains, raspberries and coffee. Flavo ris sweet and roasted with some burnt notes, grains, coffee and raspberries. Medium body, average carbonation.


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