thorongil2 (2258) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aromas of raspberry, chocolate; rich, complex flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent
Cybercat (5055) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My two favorite flavors in beer: Imperial Stout and Raspberries. Now to see if it lives up to such a promise.
Strong, smoky aroma has a decided overtone of raspberries. ME LUVZ RAZBURYS! :D It pours an opaque, scrumptious sable with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is - uh, let me savor this for a while, oh, it is just so dee-lish! A sweet but not cloying raspberry core with smoky, malty, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and licorice notes. I get a touch of cherry as well. So lip-smackingly delicious, it’s to die for! Smooth, full-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz. Widmer, y’all kicked a-- once again! That does it - I’m moving to Portland. :D
Earlier Rating: 12/9/2011 Total Score: 4.3
Pours a luscious clear dark amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, light golden-tan head that sticks around for a while. Rich aroma is malty and rather hoppy with an evergreen note. Strongly hoppy flavor has a decided bitter evergreen undertone and hints of malt and honey. Smooth texture has above-average body and quite a strong tingle, leaving behind a nice hoppy and fizzy finish.
maxwelldeux (4343) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark and very thick brown color with a fairly small head. Roasting and raspberry flavors are present throughout the nose. Nice and flavorful, with the roasting and fruit flavors in there. Great beer.
calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smokey, coffee-like, subtle raspberry, very filling and delicious. Dark and deep. Not bad, bro.
Beerandhockey8 (350) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
love raspberry and chocolate paired together and with coffee.... I can’t be expected to be impartial at all. nice malt flavor wafting in and out with a bit of hop pronounced in the carbonation as it rolls in your mouth....majestic!
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Raspberry aroma is immediate, smooth, pleasant, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Chocolate, roasty warmth, balanced nicely with cool raspberry and just the right amount of hoppy bitterness.
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bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 One of the better Imperial Stouts I have had in many years honestly. A nice contender for the throne, but I don’t think it can top Old Rasputin.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So this is very good. Nice dark pour. Thick brown frothy head. Great balance of rasberry and roasted malts and cocoa. Excellent
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beerboob (1) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at north river tavern. Dark opaque color. Mahogany brown with red highlights and frothy head. Molasses raspberry liquor alcohol aroma. Roasted malty and alcohol flavor along with raspberry cordial and molasses flow. Strong but smooth sweet and alcoholic. Medium body. I liked this to sip on occasionally.