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RATINGS: 151   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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3.4
fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
650ml bottle @ Matt's. Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Nose is roast malt and molasses. Flavour is similar, licorice, toasted malt, very subtle cherries.

3.6
beerplace (2393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
650ml bottle at Matt's. Pours a very dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is berry-ish with roasted malt and burnt malt on the back. Similar taste. Not bad.

3.3
Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
Bottle from Sunset Corners. Dark brown, without a whole lot of head. On the nose, it's got a fair bit of raspberry, bit of chocolate, and it seems a bit boozy. Raspberry, chocolatey, and a bit of booze. A bit harsh and husky. and I think the berries come across a bit artificial. I'd say disappointing.

3.5
mcberko (20255) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2018
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cherries upfront, with moderate roast, and a hint of licorice. Flavour is along the same lines, with lightly tart cherries, light roasted malt, some licorice and a touch of earth. Lightly sweet, very fruity with a touch of sweetness on the palate. Nice stuff.

4
beermastersasho (172) - - DEC 28, 2017
I like to drink what is written on the label. No raspberries at all! Only a little bit sourness, that reminds me of raspberries... Choco, coffee, roasty, hoppy... extremely smooth!!! I didnt see alco descr. on the bottle.

4
solidfunk (9789) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2017 Raspberry and roast like a fire in the bush. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet and tangy. Great balance. Some creamy caramel. Bottle.

3.7
Marko (6381) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 14, 2017
On tap at Cukarikafe. Poured a black body tinged with brown. Interesting aroma, sticky yet fresh raspberry tea notes on full maltiness, nooot quite harmonious, but not far. Quite clean taste, more raspberry tea, solid complex malty body, ends with a light tart touch in the very much finish. Well hidden alcohol. Very good beer but kinda expected more.

3.9
Chalumeaux (1910) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Poured from bottle in trade with Dave Chmela, black brown with nice red highlights and a nice chocolate head. Aroma is raspberry, roasted chocolate, coffee. Taste is decadent, rich creamy mouthfeel chocolate and coffee up front with a nice natural raspberry finish. Well done.

4
AirForceHops (8171) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Chalumeaux with this 22 oz. bottle share. Very deep brown with some ruby highlights. Aroma is deep roasted malt, mild natural raspberry, coffee grinds. The flavor is rich and deep. Coffee upfront of my palate with a roasted malt center. The Berry is found and is nicely natural. Nice full body / smooth texture.

4.2
yoxik75 (473) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Piana drobna, powoli opada. Kolor czarny. Aromat czerwone owoce w tym maliny, wiśnie, truskawki, delikatnie ciemne słody, gorzka czekolada. Smak podobnie owoce czerwone wyraźne maliny lekko kwaskowe, w kontrze potężna gorzka czekolada, lukrecja, palonośc. Piwo pełne ze średnią słodyczą smaki grają ze sobą nic nie dominuje, świetnie sie pije. Brawo WOW


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