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RATINGS: 238   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3824) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate to large frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft roasted malts, graham cracker, slight alcohol, and a bit of faint raspberry.   On the tongue it reminds me of chocolate covered raspberries.   Roasty, dark chocolate, and raspberries are the big ticket items.   Not a big bitter stout.   Not a real big stout period, but not bad.   As it warms it does develop a little green hop presense on the backside.   Seems a little rough, but its a nice change of pace with the addition of the raspberries.   Enjoyable, even if a little biting.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2012
tap at pap 5/24/12. dark brown with a tan ring for a head. aroma is oaty, wet grain, roast, choco and char. the flavor is the same...teenie bits of fruity tartness and not nearly enough actual raspberry...mostly cocoa and bitter. dry, crisp and ashy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Draft at South Park Tavern. Definitely raspberry in the aroma but that fades slightly in the taste. Big, bold impy stout that borders on being a touch harsh. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3435) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2012
(draft @ 101 Bottles - Kent, OH) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Mild aroma at the start. Lots of roasted notes and chocolate with a nice and thick raspberry jam note coming out more and more as it warmed up. The flavor behaved much the same way. Chocolate and heavily roasted malts sort of mute the raspberry, but that changes the more it warms up and the raspberry really moves forward and blends better with the roasted notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
22. Pours jet black with a big thick creamy tan head. Lots of webby lace. Nice rich roasty nose, a little fruit showing but mostly coffee and bakerís chocolate. Chalky medium body. Undercarbed. Roast, coffee, and raspberry kind of duking it out alone in a room. Acetic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle and served in Stone IRS snifter: Pours nearly opaque with with a bit with frothy tan head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of char, caramel, chocolate, oak, and aromatic malts along with some very faint raspberry and raisin. Ashy, leathery, tobacco, and earthy with some minerally component. The taste is rather paint by numbers stout, roast, toast, chocolate, and some toffee and coffee. Is it bad? Heck no, it is very satisfactory. Is it some above and beyond, Heck no. What fruitiness I get here is plummy and not Raspberry (nor Blackberry, nor Blueberry, nor much of any berry I can think of). The mouth feel is oily, smooth and atypical "AB/In-Bev corp" thinned out. A good beer but not even close to meeting my already lowered expectations. Call the boys at Leines (Miller) and ask them how to do a big brewery made but really nice Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
22oz bottle, shared with my sister. Nice thin light brown head, some bubbles on the side of the glass. Blackc olor. Good lace. Smooth, soft carbonation. Dry finish. My sister said she couldnít detect any raspberry flavor in this at all. I think Iím picking up on a subtle tart flavor in the aftertaste. Thereís maybe a slight raspberry flavor, but yeah, itís very subdued, less than I expected. Roasty malts, some light bitter cocoa. Along with the tart taste, thereís a good bitterness. Itís a nice taste. A good one to share. But not $13 good. Maybe $10 good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. This is my 200th RIS rating. The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes, with not too much raspberry. The fruit notes come through more in the aroma. I get a raspberry and cream component to go along with the roasted malt and chocolate. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium carbonation and thick, chewy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Blackish beer with a nice tan head. Malt and light roast aroma with chooclate and light coffee. Raspberry and roast flavor with chooclate. Medium-plus bodied. Raspberry and chocolate linger with toffee.


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