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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
22 oz bottle. Vintage 2013. Courtesy of olio. Cheers! Black colour with a tiny tan head. The aroma is chocolate, raspberries, roasted malt and cookies. Coffee, raspberries, roasted malt, hoppy bitterness and chocolate in the aroma. Quite solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9013) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Timo A. 2013 vintage. BBE 12/2018.
Pours deep dark ruby red, almost black color with a small beige head. Raspberry comes up front quite dominant, not too much of it though, sweetish chocolate, coffee notes and wood. Bitter malts, hops and raspberry on the flavor, lots of coffee and cocoa too. Very dry and refined. Alcohol comes through a bit too. Very nice.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2273) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2015
Black with a brown head - Raspberry aroma with dark malts and hints of coffee in the back - Raspberry flavour along with dark malts and some hints of coffee and chocolate - Berries and roasted malt goes into the finish with some bitterness as well - This was good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin mocha colored head; aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee, raspberries, and some hops; taste is starts slightly sweet with the chocolate and raspberries; finishes dry and bitter with the coffee and hop hints; very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Tasting January, 2015. Pours njearly black with a off white head. Cocoa, cookies and raspberries. Dusty and ashy. Medium bodied. A bottle and name that promises much but overall a dull and overpriced experience.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3445) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Brownish black with an off white head. Aroma is fruity roast. Flavour is fruit chocolate, roast and sticky, raspberry only kicks in at the base.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3479) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black in color with a tan head. Chocolatey cake, fresh coffee and perhaps some hints of them raspberries in aroma. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Dark chocolate, roasted notes, sweet licorice and dark olives in taste. Not much of raspberries at first, later on some more berry feeling appears. Bitter chocolatey and notes of dark syrupy sweetness mixed with little bit of campfire in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slongie1979 (4) - - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Nice raspberry kick, maybe a little too much fruit for my taste but still an enjoyable beer, nice thickness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2405) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
This Imperial Stout falls short for me. Pours a dark, almost completely opaque black with a finger of light tan head. The nose is rich and robust with a heavy roast, light espresso and chocolate accents and a light licorice aroma. From here on this brew is different for me. Fruity and sweet in the mid palate with a tart and syrupy raspberry note. There is an imbalance that I dislike. Too sweet and fruity with a big robust malt and roasted note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (911) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Black (does it actually have a purple hue or am I seeing things from the suggestion?) with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild coffee, and raspberries in the background. Taste is raspberry and chocolate, quite tart. Good, but a little bit too novelty-ish.


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