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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12126) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bomber poured aclear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, raspberry, bakers cocoa and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of raspberry, roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty raspberry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikesaum (710) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
2013 Pours black with a sliggt khaki head, leaves good lacing. Aroma is kinda weak, roasty with a bit of dark and sweet fruit, kinda vague. Taste is better, roasty taste with dark chocolate raspberry truffle notes, could use more chocolate and raspberry notes but overall its not bad, maybe it needs some age. Good but not for 12.99.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a small glass at a beer tasting. The beer had a viscous dark brown color with a deep rust hue and a good creamy dark tan head with good retention, and great lacing and cling. Its aroma featured dark fruits and raisin, with a presence of raspberries, and had some floral, earthy, and grainy notes, and light caramel. Its taste was sweet and malty with fruit, featuring raisin and strawberries, and some very light bitter grainyness and a touch of alcohol and sour effect. It was a wet beer with a watery body that had a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with low to average carbonation and a drier finish. Thanks for sharing, Eric.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Bottle from wegmans sterling - pours pitch with a tan head. Aroma has fake raspberry and booze. Taste is burnt bitter with a dry ashey finish. Disappointing. Updated 8/12/2012, the 2012 edition doesn’t have the burnt issue, but it doesn’t have any raspberry, either. Some day they might get this one right.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Sterling. Pours black with an inch of brown foam that leaves a lot of lacing. I definitely get the raspberry a bit on the nose and the tongue but as others have said the stout tastes burned. Finishes a little off. Disappointing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Well it certainly looks beautiful. Ends there though. Thin for a stout much like a porter. taste? Everything tastes burnt. Tastes like robitussin. Not a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4649) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $11.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a black body topped off with a sizable (though, it settles fast), foamy, beige head.

Smell: Heavily roasted malts, giving a noticeable creosote aroma, along with acrid coffee, bitter chocolate, boozy wafts, and raspberries, natch.

Taste: Again, there’s the astringent, blackened maltiness. A lightly sweet touch of dark chocolate helps, but it’s in far too short of supply. Then, there’s the raspberries. Sometimes, you’re treating to a really great raspberry taste. Other times, it’s a slightly medicinal, off-putting Smarties flavor. It certainly leans towards the latter here. Burnt, berryesque, warm finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s definitely not Olde Hickory Lindley Park, that’s for damn sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1181) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Black in the glass. Strong raspberry nose with a touch of roasted malt. Strong bitter coffee and dark cocoa flavors with a touch of smoke. Overall, fairly tasty and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft. Thick, black pour with a tan head. Raspberry is there, but not overpowering, Full body, smooth. Well done stout with added sweetness for a change.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Smokey, coffee-like, subtle raspberry, very filling and delicious. Dark and deep. Not bad, bro.


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