Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Imperial Stout
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
We all know that drinking beer is a congenital pastime and brewing beer can be just as fraternal. This collaboration between Rob Lovatt of Thornbridge and Jessica Heidrich St. Eriks is testament to the friendship and inspiration that brewing can produce. This Imperial Raspberry Stout pours rich and dark with aromas and tastes of liquorice and chocolate, complimented by the generous infusion of prime Scottish raspberries. Hops: Bramling Cross. For best results serve at 10C.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
An absolute beast of a beer! Perfect imperial stout thickness, with dark chocolate heavy on the palate initially, and the raspberry kicking in quickly, dominating the taste with deep and dark sourness. If you’re after a challenging strong beer, this is the beer for you. It may not be the smoothest beer at 10%, but this is part of its charm. The use of fruit with Imperial Stout here is a match made in beer Heaven, the only question is when can I get hold of another bottle of this?

ElDesmadre (3984) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 27, 2017
Bottle, January 2017. Tart, light sweet, essential raspberry aroma - haven't encountered such a beautiful raspberry aroma in any beer so far. The fruitiness sits atop an elegant chocolate aroma. Well, this is one of the best smelling beers I've had. The flavour is a bit less fruity and more, well, stouty. Dark chocolate, licorice, roast, light ash, a bit astringent finish. Some dry tartness from the raspberries, creamy mouthfeel. A beer dessert - raspberry imperial stout cream. Amazing.

DavidSvinth (377) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 Fra flaske. Sort med brunt skum. Overraskende tydelig hindbær. Lækker, smooth smag. Kompleks og overraskende godt match mellem bær og brændt malt. Positiv oplevelse!

mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Lots of raspberries in aroma and taste, bit acidic, some good stout profile but in overall not that complex. Very drinkable, alcohol hidden.

creppyiceman (1164) - POLAND - OCT 30, 2017
(bottle) Aroma: raspberries, carrot juice. chocolate Appearance: dark brown color, small head. Taste: semi-sweet, flavour of raspberries, chocolate, carrot Palate: medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Good one.

Benters (138) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Pours a deep black with thin tan head. Aromas of raspberries and full roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee. Taste is smooth, rich, a complex blend of fruitiness and slight sourness from the raspberries which feature prominently backed by chocolate and intense roasted malt flavours, plus some liquorice. Full bodied with gentle carbonation. Finish is slightly bitter with raspberry fruitiness lingering. Really enjoyable beer.

Turboninja (936) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2017
[email protected], Tampere, Finland. Batch 2013. Dominating first bite of raspberry, then IS nuances like licorice and a hint of slightly roasted malts. Still, nuances are superbly blended and in balanced order. Wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with licorice and some raspberry. Medium/strong body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, a top notch product with a bit too dominating raspberry.

mabuzzer (956) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2017
500ml bottle. Thick, black beer with a generous tan head. Heavy raspberry and dark chocolate nose, carried through to the flavour. Like a raspberry cream from a box of chocolates. Very tasty indeed

Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a deep black with off white head. Sweet raspberry on the nose with hints of the alcohol lingering. Full body with strong raspberry at the front again fading to chocolates and other malt flavours. No noticible alcohol in the flavour.

gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2017
Neat beige head deep dark red pour mild carbonation aromas raspberries chocolate caramel vanilla licorice rich fruit the flavours dark chocolate raspberries roast malty taste barley cocoa soy a salty taste what a harsh note really not to my liking very sickly or just too bad of a mix seems strongly too over done the main two tastes they have come out very against my palate sorry

Sjohnh (1032) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Dark with a trace of swirly beige head. Body medium to full. I'd prefer the raspberries to be more subtle; they're front and centre with the stout flavours a bit subdued. Dark chocolate comes through and provides lingering bitterness.

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