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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A bourbon-barrel aged version of our Imperial Stout, with a dose of real raspberries added.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Strong cherry aroma and flavor. Just a little hint of honey and chocolate. Head does not last long but is beautiful. Full palate that leaves you craving chocolate.

Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2017
From a bomber at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark pit fruits. Flavors of raspberries, molasses, bourbon and oak. Complex and delicious.

Aminatchime (178) - BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2017
Geproefd @ RBBWG 2017. Kleur is zwart met beige schuimkraag. Geur is koffie, cacao met toetsen van rood fruit. Smaak is vol, honing, framboos en licht bitter.

drpimento (3764) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2017
Its pretty good but I can’t help but thinking that the version without the raspberries would have been better because the raspberries dominate.

tderoeck (10203) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2017
25/II/17 - 22Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG (Beerlovers Bar, Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2017-263) Thanks to ... (?) for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy irregular off-white to beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very roasted, vanilla, sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla, dried fruits. Aftertaste: little bitter, malty, caramel, vanilla, nice, bit alcohol, little sweet, vanilla, sourish touch, fruity, raspberry touch.

yourilevesque (1865) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2017
Bouteille dégustée en dessert d’un faste souper. Liquide bien noir qui coule lourdement dans mon verre, presque comme un sirop. Ça semble visqueux et sirupeux. De la framboises disent-ils? Ça paraît! Belle mousse de surface qui tient plusieurs minutes avant de s’effacer. Des arômes bien sucrés et décadents de bourbon et de framboises. Les mats contribuent à l’ensemble en apportant une présence très chocolatée, cohérente avec la chaleur du bourbon. Ça le fait. En bouche l’ensemble est moins bien défini. J’ai tantôt l’impression que le fruit ajoute plus de sucre que de réelles saveurs. Présence notable de l’alcool avec parfums de framboises et de chocolat noir. Effervescence moyenne, texture riche et sirupeuse. Bonne buvabilité.

Alengrin (5727) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle shared at RBBWG 2017 in Antwerp. Pale beige, moussy head quickly reduced to a thin yet steady rim, black robe with hazy burgundy edges. Aroma of molten black chocolate, blueberry jam (more so than the actually applied raspberries), candied fig, toffee, caramel, cappuccino, beef stock, teriyaki, vanilla, honey, fresh paint. Fig, raisin and elderberries in the mouth, sweetish with a softly souring counterflavor as well as some ’beefy’ umami, softish carbo, slick and oily mouthfeel. Toffeeish and nutty malt body, chocolatey, with a thin fruity tartness all around but no sharp tartness, solvent-rich finish (varnish) with lots of creamy chocolatey malt bittersweetness, lingering honey sweetness, warming bourbon and a subtle hint of woodiness. Very attractive, complicated and fascinating stout, really.

77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
Thank you (?)! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG VI (2017). Black, creamy tanned head. Nose is bit thin, herbal, grain, mocha, ice cream, boozy,.... Taste is finer, herbal licorice bourbon sugar syrup, boozy, mocha, chocolate, touch licorice, unlike others I didn’t get the raspberries, boozy & sugary finish. Body is basic boozy, malty, licorice. Pretty decent, nice.

BuckeyeBoy (8501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 25, 2017
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is heavy roast malts chocolate sweetness bourbon vanilla and some fruit. Taste is more of the chocolate sweetness bourbon barrel and berries.

jrob21 (3812) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2017
2014. Saving some money. Drinking the random shit in my cellar. Raspberry actually still there. Beer has soy sauced out a little but that’s ok. Still a creamy mouthfeel. Nice drink a little sweet.

Darwenus (1159) - 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 don’t 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.

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