theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by zharsch at a tasting. The pour is dark brown, touch of ruby almost black with a well formed ¼ inch tan head. The aroma is fully roasted coffee, just short of charred, dark chocolate and the soft raspberry sweet fruit. Nice nose. The taste is shows some tartness from the raspberry right off, then turns to the bitter heavy roast coffee and finishes with a bit of the dark chocolate character. Subsequent tastes reverse the flavors with strong coffee flavor up front, with the raspberry fading to the back. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft creamy carbonation and the roast in the finish. This was interesting, though the coffee flavors didn’t totally “pop” for me. Would have preferred a more straightforward stout with the raspberry. Regardless, was very happy to have tried this - cheers Zach. EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
The aroma of this brew is a indulgent mixture of coffee, raspberry, and chocolate malts, and the appearance fuses a nearly opaque reddish black color with a large light tan head. The taste is very pleasing due to the balance of mild sweetness, slight coffee bitterness, slight umami, and touch of sour tartness. The palate is also blended nicely, especially with how the full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and the finish that is just an extension of the flavor complement the heavenly taste. mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
bottle. thanks keir. pours dark brown with long lasting tan head. big raspberry aroma. taste is lots of roasted coffee and faint tart berry. musinj6 (510) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours an opaque black with one finger tan & ruby head with moderate lacing. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of raspberry. Up front you can taste dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal with a hint of citrus hops. The raspberry taste hits you in the end. Long smooth finish. Full bodied, creamy with soft carbonation. I give a huge thumbs up to Schlafly and culinaria for this one. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with a tiny light beige head. Smells of raspberry and coffee. Taste is tart raspberry and bitter, dark roasted coffee. Medium to full bodied, smooth texture, light mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout finishes with a touch of tartness and bitterness.
Fielding (59) - - OCT 21, 2012
Aroma of raspberry and bitter chocolate, but not even a hint of coffee. Smells reminiscent of german chocolate cake with a raspberry drizzle. My expectations were dashed. Initial flavors of tart raspberries followed by a chocolatey bitterness. Watery coffee flavors from the watery coffee masters. Better coffee beans to start would likely lead to a masterful Raspberry Coffee Stout 2.0. smith4498 (3687) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of raspberries, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Lightly tart raspberry flavor with bitter coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Thanks Peter. freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Tap pours near black with khaki head. Roasted musty aroma of grain and armpit. The taste is rich and almost full bodied. A light tartness that is barely distinguishable as raspberry blends well with a robust earthy coffee brightened by the fruit and a lively carbonation. The moderately roasted grain supports the coffee which seems to carry more of the roasted flavors. As each part of the beer supports the next it creates a nice smooth well rounded marriage of flavors formed into one stout. The berry kind of seems a blend of raspberry and blueberry, as it warms out sits on the palate the fruit becomes more apparent. Nicely done, glad to try it at Schlafly’s tap room. seymour (2121) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured an opaque dark brown color with tan foam. Three strong, distinct flavors and aromas: raspberry, coffee, and stout, but very nicely balanced. Sweet with just enough hops and grain bitterness, fruity, bready, toasty and roasty with great silky oatmeal mouthfeel. Not exactly my kinda thing, but it was certainly well-crafted. gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Good coffee stout, but why raspberry. Why not hazelnut? Dark. More brown than expected.