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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1188) - 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 (1647) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours black with some ruby highlights. Aromas of raspberry and dark chocolate. Raspberry and dark chocolate flavours, roasted malts too. Very smooth. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3200) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Aroma of tomatoes, black coffee. Black body wth brown head. Not too bad, but a bit underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Tap pour- @ RHP. Pours jet black with minimal tan head. Aromas of coffee, raspberry, chocolate malt, slight hop note. Taste is good and balanced, chocolate and raspberry fruit working well in tandem. Touch of coffee and roasted nuts. Long finish, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14833) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice and raspberries. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours dark brown to black with one finger kahki head. Looks thin for the style, but maybe just me eyes playing tricks. Aroma is roasted grains, bit of chocolate, and what smells like rotted fruit. I got a similar aroma from Dark Horse Tres. Pretty thick mouthfeel. Roasted chocolate up front, followed by some radpberry, then finishes with lots of bittersweet chocolate. This is not nearly as offensive as Tres and the raspberry provides a subtle flavor that doesnít linger too much. Medium carbonation and a pretty good beer. Expected this to be very sweet, but it is more bitter than sweet. Maybe feuit is better for a sweet stout. I still donít think the fruit helps anything. This seems like an excellent base stout with no need for it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Aroma is chocolate, dark malt, soy, a hint of tart raspberry. Appearance is imperial stout with a two finger cocoa head. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Imperial stout flavors first, chocolate and roasted malt. The raspberry appears mid palate, briefly, mostly skin and seeds, and fades quickly. The raspberry flavor is very natural and subtle. Thereís no artificial raspberry blast. Itís very different and enjoyable. The finish, however, is astringent and dry. The middle was good, the ending left a little to be desired.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark, tan head. Smells very chocolatey, smokey. Tastes smokey, thick, chocolate, no sign of raspberries...extreme mocha finish. Really good though I cannot taste raspberries, thatís deceiving.


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