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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1440) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Nose of fruit, dark chocolate, with touches of leather and vegetable. Pours an opaque black with a rapidly dissipating khaki head and abundant lacing. The taste is initially sweet and then fades to bitter. NICE! Fruit sweetness (hard to say raspberries per se???) bitter chocolate, coffee grounds with a touch of grain in the aftertaste. Medium to medium-light body and medium carbonation. Oveall, an interesting and nicely balanced beer. I wish it were richer in texture but I would drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2524) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2013
On tap at MacGregor’s. Dark brown to black with a light brown head. Roasty aroma with some coffee, dark chocolate, a bit of raspberry notes and alcohol notes. Bittersweet roasty flavor with chocolate and some raspberry juice. Medium to full-bodied. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, raspberry, roasted, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130315]

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pours absolutely black with beige head. Smells like chocolate, raspberries, and oat. Nice thick imperial taste, however sweet berry-chocolate aftertaste, never expect any imperial beers to have any sweet properties. phenomenal beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScoWRee (381) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, Raspberry and coffee. Pours a deep dark brown with a nice tan foamy head. Taste is very roasty , coffee like. The raspberry gets lost. A nice Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Deep roasted malt aroma with hint berries. Pure black appearance with a thin foam rim. Intense flavors of cocoa, molasses, black patent malt and smooth raspberry notes. Full bodied and thick with strong alcohol presence. I’d give this an A rating. This is a unique Imperial Stout. I was initially put off by the "raspberry" in the name of the bear but it works extremely well as an undertone note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3450) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, raspberries, caramel, and coffee. Great is small doses.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Fruity, sweet nose of raspberry. Chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Hints of licorice, honey, and molasses. Lots of raspberry sweetness to the flavor, too. Roast, chocolate, and coffee. Molasses sweetness, some honey, licorice, and a hint of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1379) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Nose is a substantial amount of raspberries, along with chocolate, coffee, liqourice and honey. Some vanilla tones as well. Taste is raspberries, honey, cloves, vanilla, hints of liqourice. Quite the dessert! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (927) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
An interesting imperial stout. Was expecting something more unique however. Pours a thick black with a hint of purple. Smell is of chocolate covered fruit and caramel. Taste however is very coffee, like espresso. Once it opens up there is a very subtle raspberry hint, some sweetness, and some bitter finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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