Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12. Strong sweet smell of chocolate and raspberry. Collie is deep dark black. Aroma is cool. Flavor is got burnt today, very fluffy Mouthfeel. Dry, light, No raspberry.
JPDurden24 (1564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Bourbon aroma is overpowering with only a small raspberry character. Flavor has some raspberry and chocolate and booziness. Itís ok, but could be a little more balanced.
Travlr (11121) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, thick beige head, good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of bourbon hits you from across the room. After the initial impression itís mostly the blueberries that are prominent. Taste is chocolate covered blueberries with an edge of warming whiskey that comes in late. Very nice.
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, the raspberry, a little coffee, and some bitter hops. The flavors all blend pretty well, but the raspberry might take away from this imperial stout. Thicker texture. A pretty good beer.
mcberko (6308) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown / black with a medium beige, foamy head. Aroma of light raspberries, a Belgian-like candied sugar quality, Flavour of fairly prominent alcoholized raspberries and candied sugar, layered over a roasted malt and chocolate cake base. A bit of a metallic and burnt aftertaste, leaving the raspberries behind. Watery body, with not much depth. Not so good, and certainly overpriced at more than $10 per 22 oz.
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
love raspberry and chocolate paired together and with coffee.... I canít be expected to be impartial at all. nice malt flavor wafting in and out with a bit of hop pronounced in the carbonation as it rolls in your mouth....majestic!
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Large tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raspberry, roast. Taste is sweet, roast/coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some raspberry, lightly medicinal. Medium-full body, some stickiness, quite drinkable.
bluejacket74 (1304) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on date of March 12, 2012. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. Thereís also a decent amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is a bit weak, it smells like raspberries, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. I would say the strongest flavor in this brew is a medicinal raspberry one, with there also being some roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some coffee noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. At $12.99 a bottle, I wouldnít buy it again. It was nice to try and itís not a bad beer, but I donít think itís worth the price. But if youíre going to split a bottle with someone, then why not?
brenn79 (1505) - Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle,PDT 2/13/12- Pours almost black with red highlights when held up to the light, the head is thick, creamy and mocha colored. The aroma is chocolate followed by tart fruit, I wish it was a stronger aroma, but what is there is really nice. The taste is chocolate, I do detect the raspberries mid palate, coffee is in the finish, it also finisher mildly bitter and somewhat dry. The body is medium full, but light for this type of beer, carbonation is medium. Overall a mixed bag, I understand the appeal of adding fruit, especially some sort of berry, chocolate, which is often found in Impy stouts and berries kind of go hand in hand, but I donít think it meshed all that well. With some age maybe this would be a wonderful beer, but for my money I wont bother.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a weird raspberry beer here, bit thin, overall very drinkable and flavorful, odd amount of raspberry without tons of rich depth to back it up.