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RATINGS: 126   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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4.5
nutjes (1142) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
75cl-fles op tasting bij Tjabbe. Merci! U: Zwart met een dunne bruine schuimkraag. G: Zoet met een stevige moutbitterheid. Lichte frambozentoets, koffie en drop. Alcoholwarmte. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie.

3.4
VastActiv (7390) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Tap at Craft Beer Co. Covent Garden, London. Color is reddish dark brown with small brownish head. Berries, raspberries, sweetness, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Some salty licorice in aftertaste.

3.9
zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Bomber. Pours black with a brown head and strong roasted malt and dark fruit nose. Taste is of alcohol, dark fruits, raspberry, roasted malt, and chocolate into the warming finish

3.6
jjgmd (2212) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2017
With Z , pours a deep black pour with a mocha head. Nose is roasted malt and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, alcohol and dark fruit. Finishes on roasted malted fruity notes......with an alcohol finish. Quaff Score 7 / 10.......7-3-7-3-16

4
msbernac (2760) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 26, 2017
Bottle Aroma-berries, chocolate, Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sourness, light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-extremely drinkable

4.2
Benzai (16093) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2017
Draught @ Zeezicht, Breda, shared with Caesar. Opaque pitch black color with a medium sized thick light brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly stout-ish mixed with red fruit, because of the description I’d say raspberry, but I personally lean more towards the dark forest fruits. Flavor is similar, with a very nice stout influence. Tastes like a smooth 8.23% ABV stout. Quite nice, I really like it.

4.2
alex_leit (4782) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 20, 2017
Almost black. Aroma: sweet, molasses, caramel, burnt sugar, raspberries, prunes and dried fruits. Taste: sweetish, molasses, port and whiskey, raspberry, warming.

3.8
Beergaard (379) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2017
Big imperial hints, notes and flavors of coffee, chocolate and a little booze. The raspberry adds some acidity and gives it an almost earthy twist.

3.2
djd07 (15256) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong roast, cocoa, licorice, berries. Medium body, strong licorice, roasted malt, cocoa, berry, boozy finish, good.

3.9
czlowiekmotyka (426) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 14, 2017
Good toned down imperial stout with fruits. It is really cocoa-ash-roast blend, bitter and scratchy on the tongue. The raspberries are in a aroma (fermented fruit rather than syrup). It is a bit too thin for my taste.


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