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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4827) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2015
650 ml. Dec. 13 vintage. Unclouded, opaque ebony with a purple tinge and a lasting thin cream on top. Smells of dark chocolate, caramel, blackberry and raspberry. Tastes of raspberry, chocolate, espresso, blackberries and cream. Almost seems to have some oak in the finish. Medium-heavy body has a smooth medium carbonation and a good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (1365) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2015
En stor smag af stout som afrundes af en eftersmag af hindbær, heldigvis ikke for meget humle i den til det.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
’13 Vintage. 22oz bottle bbDez2018 Limited Edition No. 8, shared post-workshop, courtesy of and many thanks to idiosynkrasie for including this. - Pours a very much thinner than expected opaque burgundy brown. Smells like a Schladerer Himbeergeist shot into a thin milk chocolate milk topped with roasted Oreos, a distinct touch of decongealed raspberry and wafting jenever alcohol. In taste the same literal translation of its ingredients and almost none of the promised & advertised richness and complexity. Instead a decent fresh West Coast hop character complements the artificial raspberry spirit where it has nothing to save. Metallic and thaw water character throughout. Overall not very convincing and a tad unnecessary. Was served after a sample glass, but this worked well in a rote Grütze ice cream float afterwards. - Thesis after having this and North Coast Stock Ale as "complex beers": US (West Coast US?) craft beer "complexity" is paratactical and cumulative (adjunct, ingredient, hop, input-driven), not Old World hypotactical (yeast, time, fermentation-driven).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tlind2 (1571) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2015
0,65l bottle @ Leijuva Lahna. Deep brown color, red highlights. Fruity notes with roasted malts and red fruit. Oaky flavor, bitter espresso finish. Not my favorite example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5855) - GERMANY - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Starts intense malty, oily, earthy, rusty. Light smokey hints. Also hints of liquorice and black coffee. Light bitterness. Only very light raspberry notes. Warming finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4021) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2015
0,66l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark red with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and raspberries. Flavor is roasted malts, raspberries and some hops. Exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2015
Bootle. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Coffee, roasted malt, raspberries, light hops, caramel, chocolate. Better then expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5610) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was raspberry and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a medium roasted malt aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of roasted malt and raspberry. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianWillum (229) - Præstø, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Nicely coloured black beer with a medium head that disappears after a short while.Taste is good with hints of coffee, smoked malt and raspberry, but aftertaste is too bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3842) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Berts. Tastes more like a chocolate covered raspberry than a stout. Aroma is all berries, taste brings in subtle roast malts, but berries still dominate. Sweet and a bit of fruit on the finish.

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