thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(750ml bottle) very deep jet black pour, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of raspberry, dark chocolate, oats, dirt, like 85% cacao. Taste of dark chocolate, raspberry, candy, cocoa, bakers chocolate, interesting but wasn’t up on its nuts like everyone else. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pitch black pour drools out from the bottle. Dark tan remnants on the sides of my glass; nearly zero head. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Chocolate covered raspberries through and through. Dark and ominous; a touch of burnt charcoal at the end. Raspberry continues to shine through. Excellent.
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Raspberry aromas. Huge raspberry up front with mild vinous notes. Roasted malt undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel. biggsbowler (625) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle - pours a thick black lots of viscosity w/ brown head. Chocolate and raspberry in the nose with faint port smell. The taste is sweet chocolate and lots of raspberry. It starts smooth but it’s kind of harsh of the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750ml bottle, El Catador Club purchase. pours rich, dense, and motor-oil black capped by a thin, dark mocha head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is really stunning with huge notes fresh raspberries, blackberries, and I get some blueberry skins as it warms blended with dark chocolate, roast, subtle molasses, and just a hint of vinous oak. flavor is truly wonderful as well, bringing the stout profile to the forefront with heavy roast, baker’s chocolate, devil’s food cake, toffee, and toasted oak ahead of dark, vinous fruits, slightly tart raspberries, sweet plums, and black cherries from the port barrels. palate is smooth, rich, and just a shade less decadent that the other CCB imperial stouts but it really works with the dark fruit notes making in surprisingly easy to drink. overall, yet another world class imperial stout from CCB.
jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours jet, motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, molasses, raspberries and caramel. Taste is like a chocolate raspberry truffle, so smooth yet very thick. Lots of chocolate, roast, raspberries. So amazing, one of my favorite Ccb beers yet! knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 26, 2013
Tap. Black, tan head. Nose is tart berries, some vinous notes, barrel. Taste is tart berries, vinous notes, cardboard, bitterness. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Only ok now but could become much better with age. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Had at Denver Rare Beer Tasting V, had some nice roastiness and some light fruit notes. kcorum10 (347) - Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a black color with pink/tan head if that makes sense. Aromas of a standard stout, but with the added raspberries and wine notes. Flavors of chocolate, raspberries, roast, and grapes. I’m glad I tried this, but I’m just not a big fan of the fruity stouts. Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Shared by OmegaX, thanks mayn! This was a surprising kind of stout from Cigar City. From the beginning it had the subtle aroma of decanted port, of course with raspberries and a touch of mocha as well. The taste was a mash-up of berries, milk chocolate, coffee and oak with a kiss of vanilla in the finish. As usual, they never disappoint with their oak-aged beers.