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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1/19/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots Natural Market. Black pour with a nice tan head that fades to a ring and barely laces. Fruity aroma with a good dose of alcohol, roasted malts, and a touch of dark chocolate. Rich, sweet flavor, again with a dose of alcohol. The raspberry is there, but not prevalent, and masked by the overdose of roasted malts, acidity, etc. Eh. I was going to post ratings of my "blend" mixing the chocolate and the raspberry, but after tasting them both, I see no point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle from South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 23/11/12)
Nose is chocolate, sweet fruit, roasted malt, and some vanilla. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head. Taste is moderately sweet and slightly tart. Full bodied, thick texture, and an average carbonation. Really good. Raspberries and stouts make for a good pairing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (523) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Black with thin layer of tan foam. Very feint aroma of red fruit and toasted malt. Very subtle raspberry flavor with a heavy and sweet caramel and cola malty profiles. Layer of espresso at the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
~Musty earthy hop aroma with bready roasty malts and light raspberry. ~Pours black with thick creamy lasting brown head. ~Charred bitter woody flavor followed by quick raspberry flavor. ~Full bodied, med CO2, bitter roasty finish. ~Too much roast on this one. Raspberry is hardly detectable. Still an enjoyable RIS, but won’t buy again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexmestas (29) - - JAN 1, 2013
High alcohol burn, hoppy, sweet. Touch of raspberry which aroma wise gets obliterated by the strong hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Beautiful head. Dark Brown, not entirely black. Complex flavors. Raspberry is present but not over powering. Sweet yet has the bitterness expected in a stout. I give it a 3.6 but there is error with my app.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1664) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
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..
    Palate:Medium body.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1643) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
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


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