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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
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BEER DESCRIPTION
Halos often signify enlightenment, harmony, and majesty, sentiments that all come to mind when contemplating this rich and complex beer. Crested atop this imperial stout is a radiant crown of juicy raspberries offering pronounced fruitiness and acidity to balance the beer’s formidable body. Heavy, indeed, is the head that wears the halo.

TASTING NOTES
Aromas of cherry cordial and roasted coffee entice the nose, while a base of roasted coffee and dark fruit flavors allow raspberry flavor and acidity cut through the beer’s dark chocolate and black licorice flavors. Alcohol warmth and roastiness add texture to this viscous, satisfying stout.

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3.9
VsXsV (4550) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2017
Draught at Man in the Moon. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of raspberries, licorice, grain, raw sugar, chocolate, coffee and light toast. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raspberries and chocolate. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice.

3.2
omhper (25750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2017
Keg at Man in The Moon, Stockholm. Pitch black with small beige head. Aroma of frozen raspberries, licorice and tar up front. Mid sweet with full body and rounded, packed mouthfeel. Molasses and asphalt meet frozen raspberries. Mildly warming finish with some syrup. Concentrated but somewhat one dimensional flavours.

4
cards04 (2923) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
A raspberry bomb. Pours black. You can smell the raspberries before you pour. Raspberry jam, juice, and raspberry chocolate truffles. Tastes like it smells. It's all raspberries and chocolate. Dark bitter chocolate, roasty malts. Sweet, tart and rich. Finish is a bit off.. But otherwise a great beer

3.3
Drago7 (473) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Z: skórka chleba, malina, lekki likier. S: skórka chleba miesza się z malinami, lekki kwasek. Taki wytrawny ze słodkimi malinami. Z czasem mniej tych skórek.

3.4
tomekk1978 (1445) - Z±bki, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Aromat melano zmieszane z malinami. Barwa i piana jak trzeba. W smaku podobnie jak aromat plus palonosc. Malo czekolady, troche alko. Przecietne.

3.2
jandorris (835) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
W aromacie chleb, pumpernikiel, maliny. W smaku trochę palonych słodów, wytrawne maliby, potem słodki malinowy posmak. Dziwne.

3.7
klm1 (1872) - Bled/SF, - NOV 5, 2017
Draft cask pub & [email protected]: pours oily black, opaque with dissipating brown foamy head. Roasted grain, malts (coffee, chocolate etc.) Chocolate contrasts are slightly acidic raspberries. Full bodied smooth texture.

3.6
MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Stouts with berries aren't always my thing, but Cigar City always makes a good Stout. Black appearance. Fruity and malty chocolate aromatics. Chocolate, cream, toasted sugar, hazelnut, and tart raspberry flavors. Some subtle dark fruit and dark fruity licorice notes. This brew is definitely more sweet than bitter. While it is full-bodied, it won't totally weigh you down. It's a very nice take on the fruit-infused Imperial Stout.

3.8
Jabah (541) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2017
This looked interesting but had a pretty hefty price tag so passed. Then it went on clearance so figured I should take advantage. Definitely a sipping stout. The raspberry is sort of mild, but it affects the flavor and seems to add some tartness vs sweetness. Not really sure it works that well for me. Shortly after I bought the first bottle, and before sampled, the clearance price dropped even further...so grabbed a 2nd bottle to age a year or two...hopefully makes a difference, as this has potential.

3.8
HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle. A- Cherry, chocolate, subtle raspberry. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Chocolate, cherry, raspberry, mild bitterness. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- The raspberry is there but seems to come off as more of a cherry. Lots of chocolate. Fairly nice, but this is one of those beers that while thought the fruit makes it unique I am not sure it makes it better.


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