Heidbummer (981) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2017
Keg, Salt Horse. Pours black with big foamy head. Fantastic aroma of chocolate and raspberry. Huge mouthfilling chocolate and raspberry coulis taste. It's a massive big dessert beer. Stonking. rodsquad (379) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Rosemount. Pours darkest brown with foamy tan head. Looks seriously thick. Viscous almost. Nice EE is huge with sweet sharp raspberries developing a fondant tone. There’s heaps of dark chocolate and treacle there too. The first taste feels instantly like a smoothie with raspberry in it. It’s super sweet that’s smoothed with a high cocoa chocolate and treacle finish. The palate is crazy thick that’s coats the mouth like vinyl paint. It’s lightened partially with a gentle dry sparkle. This is a dark chocolate raspberry ruffle smoothie beer. A super sweet dessert stout that perhaps drinks like a treat rather than a regular beer. Lovely stuff. JackMandarin (473) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Looks fairly thick upon pouring. Pours dark brown with a slightly red hue. Thin, almost not there head. Aroma has dark chocolate. Light-ish roast. A little Cola. Raspberry juice comes through nicely. A hint of something lactic. Definitely a dessert vibe. Taste is bittersweet to start. More burnished, roasty flavours. Smooth, melted cooking chocolate. A balancing tartness from the rasps. A littel sweetness too. A savoury note from the salt adds further interest. Thick enough mouthfeel. Very light carbonation. A little shortness in the body as you go which turns things a little thin overall. Decent finish with a steady bitter twang. Not too dry. Alcohol is hidden very well. Really nice, heavyweight stout bakingjames (10) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Written from notes. Typical imperial stout appearance. Smells great, hints of raspberries alongside the characteristic stout flavours. Great body at 10%, and the sweetness counteracts the slight tartness of the raspberries. Didn’t notice the salt at the time - this is a good thing. Very good. tombyars (1790) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Tasted this fantastic beer at the Milngavie beer festival on the 10th September 2016. What a beer! 250ml poured from 500ml bottle. Black mahogany in colour with a thin off white head. Strong malty aroma with the essence of ruffle bar long in intensity. Smooth creamy mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malt complex gives rich sweet maltloaf base with sweet treacle toffee, dark chocolate and ripe raspberry fruit. There is a vague suggestion of a hop flower in this but I struggled to get any indication of a bitter element to the flavour - just an onslaught of malt. Finish is powerful but very smooth, sweet and seductive. There is a light crackle of salt along with treacle toffee, fudge, molasses, dark chocolate and sweet raspberry syrup. In short, this is like drinking a liquidised ruffle bar which is one of my favourite sweets and I just loved it - hence the high rating!! Would not describe this as a Imperial Stout, more like a sweet Baltic Porter in aspects of flavour. Highly recommended for those that like the dark side of sweetness!
weordie (1469) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Pours black with a thin beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt and just a hint of raspberries. A nice thick beer. Wow, that flavour is wonderful. It’s all salted caramel then pow right in the kisser the raspberries hit you at the end. rob19a (530) - - OCT 8, 2016
16/20 Strong raspberry flavoured stout. Unusual, fun but without the complexity of the best imperial stouts. 10%
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Steven_B (249) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts, caramel and just a little bit of raspberry. The flavour is where the raspberry really comes through. Tastes like a delicious salted caramel stout then the raspberry really hits on the aftertaste. Excellent. hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2016
November 1, 2015. On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. wyldeturkey101 (148) - - SEP 9, 2016
Black with a very creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and malty with caramel, some coffee, chocolate, light berry notes.
Taste is light to medium sweet, light tart and roasted bitterness. Finish is light sweet malty with caramel, some licorice with a slight saltiness, slight berry tartness, bitter dark chocolate and a touch of ash. Medium bodied, quite creamy, soft carbonation.
Nice, usually not a fan of dark tart beers but this one was quite good.
it pours into a dark black with a small caramel head, aroma isn’t too strong though the raspberry breaks through. when it comes down to the flavor the slated caramel stout is there topped with raspberry like a nice pudding.