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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


ACHops' rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ACHops (894) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s. This isn’t 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 I’ve 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (787) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, burned sugar, a bit of tart raspberries, hops, bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit weird, it has some soy sauce flavour... otherwise its medium bitter, slightly sour, slightly sweet a bit salty. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I was expecting a lot more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2015
Bottled@Tommyknocker, Helsinki (2012 vintage). Black colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, liquorice, some raspberries and mild wooden notes. Flavour is raspberries, toast, some syrupy and wooden notes along with quite strong hopping to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3863) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
650ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Near black colored, thin brown head. Raspberry, marmalade, dark chocolate,pralines, orange. All this in aroma. Flavor has raspberries, dark chocolate, vanilla, roastedness. Lingering finish, lots of raspberry notes. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11870) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 10, 2015
Voluminöser Malzantrunk mit deutlich steigenden Röst- und Karamellnoten. Himbeeren isn dklar erkennbar und fügen sich gut ein, zuerst im Vordergrund, dann unterstützend im Hintergrund. Schokolade, reife Frucht, Espresso. Langer schokoladiger Nachgeschmack, Vanille. 11/12/12/13//13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (9439) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
Fast schwarzes Bier mit einer schönen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig nach Himbeeren, diese überdecken die Röstmalzigkeit, sowie den Kaffee. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, deutliche Himbeeraromen, viel Kaffee, Vanille, erst zum Ende wird das ganze schokoladig, gut!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (439) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a dark ruby colour with a wee bit of see through. The head great and lasted to the bottom leaving impressive lace. The taste is boozy and raspberry. The raspberry is very medicinal. taste like medicine, but feels better. Also has slight roasted malts and chocolate. It’s ok

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7867) - 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 (7018) - 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 (1535) - 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 (755) - 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.


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