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

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (1021) - - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle bought from greystones pub, Sheffield. Dark brown, with a tan head. Strong raspberry aroma with chocolate and rich dark malts. Similar taste, but with a tartness from the raspberries. Lovely viscous mouthfeel. Unusual, but good.


3.6
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.

3.6
creppyiceman (1047) - 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.

4.7
Benters (76) - 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.

4.2
Turboninja (849) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle@Kerho, 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.

3.9
mabuzzer (909) - 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

4.3
Samtzu (588) - 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.

2.3
gam (4078) - 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

3.6
Sjohnh (1012) - 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.

3.3
rami_pl (4452) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Thornbridge Hall Imperial Raspberry Stout by Thornbridge Brewery Maliny, wrazenie perfumowe jakies takie, fajne cialo dosc, w tle czeko, kwaskowate, slodkawe, jest goryczka... w calosci to srednio to poskl
Rami Rami: Warka do 27.01.18
Rami Rami: Fajnie pasuje do sera z niebieska plesnia

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Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle - Dark chocolate covered raspberries and roast. Jet brown with a nice rich light brown head. Intense raspberry and nice dark chocolate. Intense and really nicely done.


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