BrewDog Rake Raspberry Imperial Stout

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10% imperial stout aged in a Smokehead whisky cask with 25kgs of fresh raspberries.

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hopscotch (11313) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle… Murky, dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is of smoke and stewed canned tomatoes. Medium to full-bodied with fizzy carbonation. The flavor is tart and smoky. Lightly sweet with notes of under-ripe tomatoes and cocoa. Seems infected to me. Tangy, smoky finish. Kudos to darkguardian for sharing his bottle!

darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2009
I’ve had this twice. The first time was amazing. The second time, yesterday was badly infected.

Pours a dark brownish black with a tan head. Nose is super peaty with rich dark roasty smoke and a light whiff of fresh raspberries. The infected one smelled like peat and stewed tomatoes. Flavor was lightly sour raspberry up front and huge layers of smoke and roasted malt. Finished lightly bitter and slightly acidic. Very good. The infected one tasted like smoke and stewed tomatoes and astringent bitter aftertaste. A great beer if its not infected.

harrisoni (19413) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Raspberry and smoke on aroma. Too smokey for me, too TCP. Good fruit but rest is a bit too peaty/TCP for me.

OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2009
Bottle, shared by KnutAlbert, enjoyed at Ruten Fjellstue. A dark brown to near black beer with a dense brownish head. Extremely aromatic; heavily roasted dark malts, charcoal, peat, and smoke, lots of smoke. Also a pleasant scent of raspberries. Body is full and sweet malty, hard roasted, with some sour undertones. And again, very smoky, with notes of campfire, ash and tobacco. The rasperries are well prononced in the flavor as well, providing some kind of mellowness. A good amount of bittering hops all the way throughout. Thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel. Heavy on the palate this one, potent and tasty. Mayby not the most balanced beer, yet an excellent sipper.

Ungstrup (38592) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
Bottled. A deep red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of phenol, alcohol, and plastic. The flavor is acidic with notews of phenols and plastic, leading to a dry and phenolic finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. High smoke, light berries, burned, ashtray, whiskey, light sweetness, light marmelade, roasted, raspberries, smooth body. Nice balance. Nice.

Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2009
Thanks to KnutAlbert for sharing. Just as the cap is lifted by the opener, smoke aroma fills the room. This beer gushed out of the bottle, perhaps due to travelling a bumpy road up the mountains. Pours a clear dark reddishbrown, with a small dark brown ring of bubbles. Aroma is massive, smoke, bacon, peat, some saltiness, burnt notes, and raspberries. Flavour is dominated by smoke, charcoal, but has more nuances to it than the aroma. The imperial stout underneath comes forth a little, a little caramel and coffee. The raspberries give a nice tart finish that cleanses the palate a bit from the oily smokiness. Thick and viscous, nearly flat. An absurd brew, huge in every way, almost overpowering. Not far from being completely unbalanced, but it’s just being reined in. Loved it, but would have had a hard time drinking a whole bottle, I think.

KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Brown with a large beige creamy head. Sweet and very smokey aroma with raspberries and roasted malt. Flavour was somewhat sweet with loads of smoke, peated malt, raspberries and hard roasted malt. Finished smoked. Don’t really get mix.

yespr (48094) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Papsoe/fonefan. Pours dark brown with a golden redish glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted caramel malt and acidic/citric raspberry. Smoked, caramelish, roasted breadish and distinct raspberry fruity flavoured. Bitter and citric finish with a lingering mixed flavour of smoke and raspberry.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Almost black with a warm tint of red and beige head. Weird aroma of peaty smoke and sweet berries - what a strange combination. Medium body, burned malts and ashes, with the sweet berries battling to be noticed, and yes they are there leaving a vague swetness AND tartness. Tart finish. What an interesting brew. 300809

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