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RATINGS: 217   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A very good beer, the heartiness of russian imperial stout with the sweetness of raspberries. Pours jet black with a tan head. Not a lot of roasted flavor, but the alcohol is noticable, but balanced by the raspberry flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9365) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Black beer with a lasting brownish head. Roasted aroma, raspberries, cocoa powder, figs, dark bread, licorice, some chocolate, salty, some tar, raisins. Raspberry flavor, chocolate, quite bitter, sourish, vanilla notes, strawberries, cocoa powder, tar, licorice, metal, tart, rubber notes, some ash, some red currant. Bitter finish with raspberries, perfume and some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2012

Date: July 23, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: black, ruby edges, creamy tan head, layers of icy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, dark chocolate, raspberry
Overall: rich roasted and chocolate malt, fruity sweetness, raspberry tartness, plenty of hops
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SPDickerman (880) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours dark ruby brown with a medium tan head. Smells a bit of raspberry and roasted barley. Taste is a bit of raspberry, chocolate, and bitter dryness. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout finishes bitter and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
pours a dark brown with a red tint and a small khaki head. good lacing. smell is of berry, cocoa, and roasted malt. taste is smooth, some bitterness, berry, cocoa, and malt. ends nicely bitter and a little dry.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnesbit (79) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle pour dark black with a thin brown head. Aroma of tosted malt with faint cocoa and floral notes. Taste of toasted malt with a faint smoke flavor that ends with a quick hit of raspberry. Med body with a thin texture and a soft carbonation that has a med lingering malty finish with a touch of bitter. Over all a good beer that is even better with a fruity chocolate but it could use a little more raspberry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown pour with an ample brown head. Nice aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and lightly hoppy. Tastes rich with lightly bittersweet cocoa, more roasted malt, a bit of florals, and a mild raspberry flavor that compliments the taste rather than taking center stage. Finishes with a nice amount of floral hops and chocolate malt. Smooth and creamy mouthful. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Nice brown head with plenty of lacing. Black color. The aroma is not very strong. There are hints of chocolate. The taste is slightly bitter. Body is light and fluffy. There is a hint of raspberries on the finish, but it’s barely there for me. Overall a nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Opaque, thin off white head. Aroma is toasty, Chocolate, raspberry. Taste is toasty, artificial raspberry, chocolate, smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is raspberries, chocolate, and a hint of roasted coffee. Black iwth a very small but long lasting, lighly lacing light tan head. Flavor is bitter dark chocolate dipped raspberries, with the bitterness and raspberries really making themselves heard.


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