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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This ale is large in body and pitch black in the glass. This stout is brewed one year in advance of release. It’s allowed to ferment then placed in bourbon barrels from Woodford Reserve in Kentucky. After the first aging step this ale is matured on raspberries and cocoa nibs. Tons of chocolate and cherry make this beer a dessert in the glass experience. A wonderfully decadent holiday treat!

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3.6
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Nose is impressive - dark chocolate covered raspberries. Pours out dark brown with a touch of mocha foam. Taste is raspberry forward, a fair amount of heat, some chocolate, not a lot of barrel flavor. There’s something a touch off/unusual in the finish. It’s tasty. More raspberry than bramble rye or lindly park. I’m happy I had the chance to try it.


4.2
hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle...This beer rocks!… Black as tar with a small, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The aroma is of brownies slathered with raspberry jam. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is a fusion of sour cherries, raspberries, charcoal and chocolate. Finishes tart with a light pinch of cocoa powder. Thanks to ctipping for sharing this bottle of world class beer!

3.9
TheHOFF43 (2049) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pour from a bottle. Pours dark with tons of head. Aroma is chocolate and raspberry, Flavor is the same with some tartness. Really love the raspberrie sin this.

3.6
jcnielsen (3403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to clevar for sharing. Pours a dark brown color with off white head. Chocolate, raspberry, sweet fruit flavors. Pretty nice.

4.3
Bacterial (2986) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle shared @ Armin’s - really nice. Dark pour with a tan head. Massive raspberry and chocolate nose - fantastic. Excellent taste and mouthfeel. Dry finish with tons of chocolate bitterness. I had this about two years ago and did not like it as much.

4.1
adnielsen (10601) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of arminjewell and CLevar. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a light brown head. Dark chocolate, raspberry truffle, tart cherry, roasty aroma. Quite roasty, rich dark chocolate, slight leathery/tannic, dark grape, black cherry, raspberry flavor. Quite good.

3
Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Black with small white head. Big raspberry nose with some chocolate malt. Taste is heavy on tart raspberry. Just too much fruit for me.

2.8
JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
I have to go against the grain on this one. I did not think this was a good beer. The aroma was medicinal berry and reminded me of Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss. Some real raspberry flavor, and roasted malt. It needs some adjustment. #85.

3.9
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle shared on Huny day. Very interesting nose with coconut and raspberry aromas. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Wow, this is wacky and very good. The body is a little thin, with raspberry, coconut, and dark roasted malts and undercurrents of Woodford’s and oak...

3.7
DalzAle (2036) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle pour. Dark chocolate and slightly reddish pour, a little carbonation and mild tootsie roll/cherry aroma. Flavor is very sweet cocoa, dark cherry, sweet and just slightly medicinal. Really good beer, although definitely a dessert drink best for small servings.


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