dogfish120love (857) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, but not as deep and dark as most imperial stouts. Mocha colored lacing that dissipates rather quicky. Notes of raspberry(almost medicinal tasting) and chocolate. The taste is almost artificial and overpowering. The body is a little thin. At $13 a bomber Iím not impressed.
ACHops (561) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Chuckís. This isnít going to be fair, because this was on tap at the same tIme as Parabola... at any rate, pours a deep black though notably thin in body which Iíve noticed wIth Widmer stouts before. No fruit aroma. Nice dark malts, but not as rich as you might hope. Smooth kinda sweet finish. The raspberry sounds like a great idea and obviously needs to be done in moderation, but this is barely perceptible.
blutt59 (5997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, black brown color with lots of chalky chocolate and some weak malt and raspberry, marshmallow finish
bpreo (1376) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 One of the better Imperial Stouts I have had in many years honestly. A nice contender for the throne, but I donít think it can top Old Rasputin.
rougeau13 (1827) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a medium light brown head and some lacing. Pretty mild aroma for an imperial stout; roast, coffee, chocolate and a slight hint of berry. More raspberry in the taste. Kind of like a chocolate covered raspberry dipped in coffee. Yet mild again here, though it does have the beginnings of a rich, dessert-like imperial stout. Medium-full bodied and a little oily with average carbonation. The alcohol is quite well hidden. Good idea, and certainly not bad, but it could be a lot better.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Dark reddish/brown with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Aroma of raspberry, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is acidic fruit, bitter roasty cocoa and a light alcohol heat. Medium body with soft carbonation and a somewhat thin mouth feel. This beer is just OK the base beers seems a bit thin and the raspberry doesnít blend too well with it.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured medium-deep brown with a short-lived, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up burnt ashy and dark chocolate notes above all else, with licorice and black currant accents.. not a whole lot of raspberry in the nose. The flavor found burnt soy and dark chocolate at the core with toasty ash, raspberry seeds, and cocoa around.. finished with a little raspberry tang along with a lot of roast. Medium-plus bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. dry and scratchy at times.. overall good stuff.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured very dark with a robust creamy head and floral yeasty aroma, notes of cocoa & coffee present, not much fruit or raspberry at all, almost burnt after taste but not too much.
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Butters (3654) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful black pour with big moussy tan head. Aroma has just the slightest hint of raspberry, and I really donít pick it up in the flavor much at all. Much more rich dark chocolate and roast and almost a burnt quality on the tail. Very viscous and velvety on the tongue. Not hot in any way, does an excellent job of hiding the abv.. Iíd say this is pretty damn tasty RIS - but raspberries? not so much.
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Raspberry aroma is immediate, smooth, pleasant, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Chocolate, roasty warmth, balanced nicely with cool raspberry and just the right amount of hoppy bitterness.
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