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RATINGS: 315   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.


Smoothsippin's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smoothsippin (48) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours dark with a tan head. Slight raspberry aroma. Don’t taste the raspberry much, a slight sweetness into the mouth. Tart with. Fair amount of bitterness on the swallow. Expected a bit more sweetness. Just OK. Doesn’t stand out for me. Don’t think I’d go out of my way for another.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (994) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Si c’est réellement une 2013, bue après 3 ans. Robe noire opaque sans col de mousse. Arômes de malt rôti, coulis de framboises, chocolat au lait. Bref, ça sent le gâteau au chocolat et framboise (Doigt de dame). En bouche, malt grillé, chocolat noir, framboise. Le fruit est bien dosé, pas trop sucré et le profil de la noire s’affirme bien. Finale plus chocolatée, un peu amère. Texture huileuse et corps moyen à rond. Très bien.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (2453) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
Clear, nearly black, small light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and notes of raspberry jam. Similar flavour, bitter, some sweetness and booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Corked bottle from BC Liquors, Park Royal, West Vancouver; Limited Edition n.8, 2013
Black color, good chocolate flavor with a mild raspberry tart touch, moderately sweet, some booze. Balanced and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11086) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle - Sweet dark roast, chocolate and some light raspberry note. Deep jet black brown with a light brown head. Solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5096) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
Pours a lasting beige head atop an opaque black body. Nose of seeds of raspberry or even the sweetness of strawberries with a rhubarb finish. Very light by comparison to the 9.3%. Nice flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (609) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
Un nez étonnament frais pour une telle bière foncée. Je pense à des framboises congelées, glacées. La mousse est timide mais crémeuse. En bouche, c’est mi-mince. On goûte les framboises, le chocolat et un brin de café. Le "An extremely rich and complex beer" est un peu exagéré, mais c’est tout de même fort agréable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, light roastiness and raspberries. In taste medium sweet, chocolate and raspberry flavour upfront with some licorice and coffee in the back. Full body, soft carbonation, finish is lightly sweet and acidic. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Michael27 (456) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Aus der Flasche (0,66) von Getränkefeinkost getrunken. Tiefschwarz im Glas mit stabiler brauner Schaumkrone. An der Nase zurückhalten. Im Geschmack vielfältige Kaffeenoten. Die annoncierte Hopfenbittre ist gut versteckt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
650 ml bottle thanks to Adrien. 2013 vintage. carbonation is ok. Aroma is light oak, mild dark fruits and slight oxidation.

The flavor is muted Berry. The base has light roasted malt base with a very weak bourbon finish. Body is a tad thin for an imperial stout but still decent. Dry texture. Again I am impressed that this is still pretty drinkable for the amount of time it has sat in the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7454) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Beerlovers. Very dark brown color with small beige head. Aroma of raspberries, whiskey, dark malt, coconut. Taste, coffee, cocoa, raspberries, dark chocolate, whiskey. Tasty.


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