Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout With Vanilla Beans

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Raspberry Stout Finished on Madagascar Vanilla Beans. A dessert beer to the core, our Raspberry Stout is truly a feat in decadence. Loads of chocolate malt, cocoa nibs and local, late season red raspberries from Agriberry Farm all contribute to what would best be described as a raspberry truffle in liquid form. We then take this beer on another journey through months of maturation in freshly emptied bourbon barrels and finish it on Madagascar Vanilla Beans. The resulting flavor is a smooth, rich dark chocolate, ripe red raspberry and delicate notes of vanilla and bourbon.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2017
750 ml bottle. Raspberry, chocolate, and vanilla. Lots of sweet malts. A bit of roast. Very smooth, soft carbonation. Doesnt get cloying at all. Works rather well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Keg at Violet Crown Charlottesville, 5/20/16. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head. Aroma of raspberry, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. The taste is tart, fresh raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon. Medium bodied, well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy (2470) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2016
pretty nice add on to the series of barrel stouts. good berry flavor which they are known for.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rxeight (2978) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2016
750ml bottle. Black pour huge raspberry jam aroma. Taste is a ton of raspberry, with some bourbon and chocolate. Slight oak and vanilla. The touch of vanilla seems to be more from the oak than added.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
On tap at Boundary Road Dark brown body with thin mocha head. Nose is chocolate, mocha and raspberries. Taste is dark chocolates. Sweet, lots of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet fruit finish with raspberry punch. Pretty yummy all around.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (2800) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Rating #2000. $14.99 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Picked this one up specifically for #2000. Pours black with a large brown head, frothy and soft. Holy aroma of sweet raspberry jam, chocolates, vanilla. Honestly, if you love raspberries the aroma is absolutely perfect. Flavor is heavy sweet raspberry on top of dark chocolates and vanilla. Booze is in there as well, and where its definitely not hidden, it doesnt stick out like a sore thumb. Well worth picking this beast up for #2000.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of raspberry, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and oak - full body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13692) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Turd. Pours black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong raspberry, vanilla bean, cocoa, roast. Thick, chewy, raspberry, vanilla, cocoa, boozy finish, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Rasberry, vanilla and chocolate. Jet black with a light brown head. Raspberry, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet, dark bitter and great.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5138) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle share at RBSG. Poured black with tan head. Nose of chocolate cocoa, and raspberries. Full in body. Flavor is complex yet well balanced. Vanilla and bourbon in finish. Very nice.


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