dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this one was damn good. Lots of chocolate and and roast with a good mouthfeel and easy to drink. I love raspberries, there was a good presence, but not too much. Overall very good beer, with a unique twist.
Leighton (11000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London. Pours dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Subtle chocolate and raspberry in the aroma. Big sweet flavor with moderate roast, dirt, nice chocolate-coated raspberries. Full in body with average carbonation. Good, chocolatey finish with nice raspberry integration, moderate earthy hops, some dirt. Good balance. I like it.
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Beer split with Dave on December 14th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a dark opaque with light head..
Aroma: Aroma mostly of raspberry but not too strong.
Taste: Nice amount of raspberry, hint of being sugary, chocolate, faint roast..
Summary: A fruity imperial stout is something I didn’t know if it would work, but really enjoyed this one. Nice amount of raspberry that isn’t overbearing to pair with a solid imperial stout.
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark purple black color with a nice mocha head. Nose is raspberry with some malt. Taste is more subtle raspberry with some mild bitter chocolate. Carbonation is soft, and texture heavy with well masqueraded alcohol. Finish is slightly bitter, a little disappointed was expecting much more from the bros. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1393) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark purple brown with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, light raspberry, and alcohol with a roasted, burnt finish. Great stout
drjay44 (2638) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is light raspberry, heavier coffee, hints of chocolate......taste is raspberry, hints of sweetness, heavier coffee, light chocolate, finishing with a sharp bitterness......mouth feel medium, slightly astringent, alcohol burn present, carbonation makes a foamy mouthful. This falls with the style, but has a number of flaws. The alcohol burn has some hot fusel qualities. The interplay of the various malts is a bit too heavy on the highly roasted malts, leading to heavy coffee tones. The result is that the more subtle aromas and flavors of dried fruits, yeast, beef that show up in the best are too hidden. As a positive the raspberry was used as a subtle adjunct in both aroma and flavor and added greatly to what otherwise is a pretty average Imperial Stout. BJCP 8/3/13/3/7
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black and thin. Brown head. Aroma is not the typical ris. Creamy texture some Bitterness. Mild tartness. If I hadnt known it had raspberries in it I would have never pegged that in here.
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Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle share. The aroma is of dark malt with some sweetness of raspberry. The appearance is dark brown to black with a tan head. The taste starts out very dry and dark, then the sweet, tartness of the raspberries kicks in and covers how harsh the darkness is. The palate is ok, but a little too dark. Overall, this is an interesting beer, but not one I would buy more than a pint of. Worth a try, though.
Kimbo419 (19) - - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Pours dark brown with a small amount of beige head. Aroma is very sweet, with notes of chocolate and coffee. The taste starts out sweet with just a hint of raspberry, and ends with a very roasty finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth, almost creamy. I was worried about the addition of raspberries, but fortunately there is no overwhelming raspberry taste. Overall a very good beer, would definitely drink it again.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, almost black, in the glass. Watery lacing. Aroma is solid, bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts. No raspberries. Hmmm. First sip is dark chocolate right up front with a really nice, bitter-sweet raspberry edge. Hints of the ABV in the aftertaste, with some pleasant hops to keep the sweet notes in-check. As it warmed, more of the fruit came out in the nose and in the palate. An expensive but easy-to-drink indulgent stout. A definite sipper that will probably cellar well.