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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Raspberry shows through on the nose. Almost a raspberry jam flavor on first taste. Follows through with a nice stout base. Lightly toasted with a molasses and dark chocolate. Slightly bitter after-taste but balanced by raspberry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2988) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
The aroma is very unique, I’m getting a smell that reminds me of baby powder. while it looks great the taste has a very mid fruity flavor with a harsh astringent taste that is very hard to ignore. overall its not the beer I was hoping for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
The aroma is very dark and roasted with molasses, coffee, chocolate, grass, and a hint of fruit. The appearance is red brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and almost completely lacks raspberry. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s a very good beer but lack raspberry so I can’t really endorse it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3713) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2012 vintage poured by the founder of the brewery himself. The raspberry is subtle, more of the flavor than aroma, but the best dimension of this is the very strong roasted, toasty, lightly burnt flavor in the finish. Otherwise quite chocolatey as well. Enjoyable. (bottle at the Ale Jail backyard beer festival, 2012)

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
So this is very good. Nice dark pour. Thick brown frothy head. Great balance of rasberry and roasted malts and cocoa. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (11343) - Göteborg, 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 (10884) - 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 (986) - 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 (2074) - 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.


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