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style
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bourbon-barrel aged version of our Imperial Stout, with a dose of real raspberries added.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Great bourbon aroma and attractive black pour with a subtle raspberry taste and minimal mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (980) - Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2016
I hate to use a word like "lush" in a beer review, but "lush" is exactly the right word for this damn thing. It pours dark brown without much foam, and the aroma is chocolate and vanilla from the barrel aging, plus a hint of the raspberries. The flavor adds coffee to that mix. The raspberries come through on the finish and dont dominate the flavor, they just add an indulgent quality after all of the character from the malt and the barrel. This is the kind of beer that closes a meal in style, but it was also fine by itself.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2941) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation and visually looks like molasses. Roasted cacao aged honey and floral and vinous notes. Tart berry and honey on the palate. Smooth with lots of raspberry character and roasted coffee on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1739) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Beer is black and oily with a lingering tan foam. Raspberries pop, but are muted by the roasted coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at dirty Matts, courtesy of the dirtiest of Matts. Opaque black with a forthy cola head. Raspberries are present but not overwhelming, complement the bittersweet baking chocolate and bourbon, espresso, almost burnt malts, vanilla bean and oak. Full body and mild carbonation, smooth and easy to drink with a nice complex and long finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4155) - Alingss, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Poured a deep dark black colour with a dark tanned head. Still a huge amount of fresh sweet raspberries in the nose, still after that age for a 13 vintage! Deep sweet bakers chocolate, oak, sweet bourbon, marshmallow, espresso beans, sweet vanilla, big fresh raspberry jam. Lovely aftertaste. Full bodied, with a big bourbon covered raspberry finish. Loved it

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5715) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2016
ah great to drink one of the original stouts. Big roasty pine ash bomb, finish is all roast. Coffee and chocolate flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
A: Black colour with a nice "espresso brown" head. N: Coffee, raspberry, chocolate, hint of liqourice T: Loads of raspberry! Coffee, berries, chocolate, soy O: Usually not very fond of raspberry stouts, but this is actually pretty good!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6087) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberry with black chocolate notes and some nice bourbon notes. Taste is a nice mix of fresh raspberry notes with some black chocolate notes and some bourbon and vanilla notes with light woody notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture. Greta beer with nice balance of flavours which raspberry providing an extra level of complexity to this beer. Wish this was available to me on a regular basis.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7110) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2016
22 ounce bottle from Appalachian. Finally got around to opening. Pure black pour. Oil. Slick. Big bourbon notes. Maybe slight fruit from raspberries but I get that licorice stout taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1980) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Dark pour with lightly translucent rim. Nose is fresh raspberry and oak, smokey malts. Taste is dry with great fresh raspberry flavor, dark and ashy malts, dark bitter chocolate. Definitely drier and more bitter than I expected.


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