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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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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4.6
tsd08460 (1344) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2016
Aroma: raspberry, chocolate, bourbon, wood, roasty, vanilla Appearance: black with a brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium-full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish Delicious

4.4
radagast83 (8896) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2016
From a 750ml bottle. Poured a pitch black color with a long lasting, tan head. Aroma is a blast of raspberry, chocolate notes, with a bunch of vanilla. Flavor was raspberry, lots of milk chocolate, bourbon is here. Vanilla finish here. Very creamy - lots of tart berry, creamy chocolate milkshake character here. Amazing.

4.4
zizzybalubba (1901) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at Y-not, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short khaki head. Aroma of raspberry and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and very faint vanilla. Very nicely done.

4.4
hershiser2 (4050) - 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 it’s definitely not hidden, it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. Well worth picking this beast up for #2000.

4.3
jtclockwork (18178) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of raspberry, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and oak - full body

4.3
sebletitje (10723) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2018
Bottle sample @ RBBWG Mar 10h. 2018, thanks Benzai. Brune voire noire foncée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme au bouquet somptueux de framboise et chocolat, pointe de café avec un excellent alliage entre les malts et le fruité, le Bourbon sublime le tout avec de fines effluves de boisé, la vanille reste plus en retrait. Palais est malté sans être trop épais, chocolaté se prêtant très bien au caractère de framboise, touche douceur vanillée de la barrique et de l'ajout de gousse, petite note de café revient sur la fin.

4.2
GenDV138 (8153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Hardywood Tap Takeover SAVOR event. Black with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, light bourbon and oak. Tastes of vanilla, raspberries, chocolate, light bourbon. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Vanilla cuts down the bourbon nicely.

4.2
Darwenus (1196) - Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2016
It’s amazing how good this beer tastes. Like the regular Hardywood Raspberry Stout, it pours black, and the head is thin and tan. The raspberries are strong on the aroma again, and so is the vanilla and butter from the bourbon barrel aging. The vanilla comes through strong on the flavor, thanks to the addition of vanilla beans. The tart raspberries are there, too, and a strong, bitter, roasted malt finish. Coffee and bitter chocolate notes, and a boozy tone that’s appropriate at more than 12% ABV. Hardywood is just knocking them out of the park lately. As they do here.

4.2
rxeight (3347) - 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.

4.1
djd07 (16675) - 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.


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