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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark ruby color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, raspberry and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy sweet toasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a soft beer for style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (2985) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
My two favorite flavors in beer: Imperial Stout and Raspberries. Now to see if it lives up to such a promise. Strong, smoky aroma has a decided overtone of raspberries. ME LUVZ RAZBURYS! :D It pours an opaque, scrumptious sable with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is - uh, let me savor this for a while, oh, it is just so dee-lish! A sweet but not cloying raspberry core with smoky, malty, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and licorice notes. I get a touch of cherry as well. So lip-smackingly delicious, its to die for! Smooth, full-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz. Widmer, yall kicked a-- once again! That does it - Im moving to Portland. :D
Earlier Rating: 12/9/2011 Total Score: 4.3
Pours a luscious clear dark amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, light golden-tan head that sticks around for a while. Rich aroma is malty and rather hoppy with an evergreen note. Strongly hoppy flavor has a decided bitter evergreen undertone and hints of malt and honey. Smooth texture has above-average body and quite a strong tingle, leaving behind a nice hoppy and fizzy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bomber. Pours nearly black with a small light tan head. Aroma is clearly raspberry forward with notes of chocolate candy and just a hint of roast, not very much. Flavor starts with the raspberry, light tanginess, that gives way to the chocolate character which remains through the soft and lightly bitter finish. Finishes quickly with some lingering raspberry and piney hops. Medium to medium full body and a soft carbonation. Lacking a bit as an impy stout, perhaps as a standard stout this would be rated higher. Needs more complexity. though it does hide the alcohol pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Could smell the raspberry up front but little was noticeable in the taste. Overall, just an awkward tasting stout...def had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2661) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2012
The aroma is quite roasty, almost ashy, some chocolate, and raspberry. Almost like a candy. The appearance is standard for the style, deep black, tan head. The flavor has the same raspberry/chocolate candy thing, but is roasty upfront. The finish is mostly roasty and burnt, some residual chocolate and aspberry sweetness sneaks in. Medium in bosy, slightly thick. Not very thick for the style. Not bad, not great. Drinkable certainly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Nice amount of raspberry in the nose and on the tongue but the stout itself is nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a deep, rich black with a nose of chalky fruit and chocolate. Light hints of coffee. Flavor follows suit. Thick on the tongue. Ive had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, roasting, raspberry, light chocolate, and some berries. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, tan head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, alcohol, tobacco, tar, light raspberry, and wood. Medium body. Average to slightly chalky, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, malt, roast, tar, tobacco, slight raspberry, alcohol finish is slightly chalky and slightly dry. 9.3%ABV is present throughout and a bit hot?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad). Looks good; pitch black with nice lacing. Smells solid; malty with notes of raspberries. Tastes alright, but a little busy. Average mouthfeel (at best).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
22oz bottle pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty/molasses/chocolate-dark malt, earthy hops, wood, slight dark fruit.

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