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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2596) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown pour with an ample brown head. Nice aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and lightly hoppy. Tastes rich with lightly bittersweet cocoa, more roasted malt, a bit of florals, and a mild raspberry flavor that compliments the taste rather than taking center stage. Finishes with a nice amount of floral hops and chocolate malt. Smooth and creamy mouthful. Nice.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
650 ml bottle with waxed top, vintage 2013, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.3%. Black colour, large and lasting tan head. Aroma of ripe raspberries and moderately roasted malts, hints of chocolate, wood and coffee. Moderately sweet and fruity flavour with distinct notes of raspberries, chocolate, coffee, liquorice and bittering hops. Long, salty and medium bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (125) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
’12 bottle pours a dark black little head. Aroma is fruity raspberries and dark roasted malts. Taste is raspberry and cocoa. A hint sour. A little thick and no booziness.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NeoHippie2 (939) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of watery cocoa and just a faint touch of raspberry. Flavor is roasted cocoa and super light raspberry. Just not anywhere near as flavorful as I expected it would be. Bland.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2182) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dried fruit, bread and red berries. Taste is light to medium and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, dried fruit and red berries. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 1, 2014
The 2013 edition poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 9 months. Opaque, black-brown with a 3-finger tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate-raspberry, roasted malt and a slight smokiness. Taste of raspberry, chocolate, roasted malt, mild molasses, a burnt sugar smokiness and a touch of fruity hops. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (2315) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2014
Fra flaske på Tap1 mai-14: vi er i innspurten på fredagskvelden, og har vi nettopp høynet innsatsen med Widmers Barrell Aged Brrrbon på 9,5%. Raspberry kommer fra en voksforseglet flaske, så dette lover godt.. Men: nesten ikke skum, og bringebær er overtydelig i både aroma og smak. Lett syrlig og bitter, men mest vammel. Ikke vellykket, tross ettersmaken av nøtter og rosiner.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2014
Bomber shared at ATG Dublin. Reddish black, thin pinkish/tan head. Raspberry yoghurt on the nose, some dark chocolate notes, bit of treacle - not a huge nose. Taste gives lovely fresh juicy raspberry, little bit of sweet syrupy raspberry, cocoa nibs, vanilla, treacle, more dark chocolate. Some light coffee and smoke, bit of spice. Raspberry tartness zings in the finish, before some earthier spice and chocolate notes end it. Light in body, pretty easy going. Huge price tag (know it's an import at Irish bar prices, but come on) and only a mediocre stout - doesn't give enough oomph, although i do like the raspberry character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle at Copenhagen Beerfestival 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, raspberries and vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle at KØ14. Caramelly bread aroma. Black colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is sweetish with a mild raspberry finish. Both are rather distinct. A little too much alcohol, but not nice enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10422) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Powerfull heavy bitter flavor. Raspberry just present. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.


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