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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2166) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin tan brown head and moderate lacing. Atoms of roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight sweet raspberry, and coffee. Taste falls short if aroma, but it’s all there, raspberries feel like an afterthought. Pretty good, Vadim Bora is way better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Chocolate, coffee and herbal hops aroma. Near black with a large tan head. Ashy coffee, chocolate, and piney hops flavor. Full creamy body, light carbonation. I tasted this with a group and for some reason I was the only person who couldn’t taste raspberry. In fact, it tasted more like a really full bodied black IPA to me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2012 bottle About a half finger of head on an almost black body, it does seems to have a blue hue to it. The aroma is nice with milk chocolate, raspberry, alcohol and The taste is a letdown. The raspberry is there with the roasted malt and chocolate, but it doesn’t flow smoothly. The texture is great. Soft and smooth with low carbonation. Worth trying, maybe some aging will help out the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Draft. Raspberry, chocolate malt, and hay hops aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet raspberry and chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Pours black, opaque, with tan head. Faint raspberry aroma, wood, some roast and fruitiness. Dry, roasty taste, faint wood and alcoholic. Medium body, wooden finish, delicate fizz </zvikaring DSG>

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (739) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bomber (2013 bottling). Pours an opaque ’stouty’ brown-black with a nice, mocha colored head, decent retention and mad lacing. Nose is roast and heavy on the berries. Mouth is medium bodied, rapsberries prominent up front, then some lightly smoky roasted notes, and a medium bitter finish with soem ABV warmth and then a slight sootiness (that part I didn’t like). Overall, a nice stout (minus the sooty notes) and the raspberries made it resemble a truffle... so a good Valentine’s Day beer in case you are the romantic sort ;-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Poured from the bottle a black with a tan head. Smells of raspberries, roasted malt, and chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt, raspberry, dark chocolate, and a bit of smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Dark brown to black with a beige to light brown head. Roasty aroma with some coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of raspberry notes and alcohol notes. Bittersweet roasty flavor with chocolate and some raspberry juice. Medium to full-bodied. Quite pleasant.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thorongil2 (1161) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aromas of raspberry, chocolate; rich, complex flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Very smooth for an Imperial Stout. Balanced hops and the raspberry flavor is very nice. It is subtle an balanced with the malt and hops. Even better than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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