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

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (1005) - - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (2237) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle share at The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of molasses, raspberry, some dark fruits, slight liquorice, a hint of smoke, a little chocolate and subtle brown sugar. Taste of molasses, treacle, some dark fruits, slight raspberry, chocolate, a little roasted malts, a hint of coffee, maybe brown sugar and subtle spicy, earthy hops. Full bodied and a slick texture. A slick and smooth, treacly finish with a soft roasted bitterness in the aftertaste. Complex and well made and the raspberry adds a subtle sharpness to the rich and smooth malts. No hint of alcohol either. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2615) - PORTUGAL - FEB 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Black with a nice tan head. Raspberry, dark chocolate and coffee. Light aroma of olives. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenL8 (117) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Pours pitch black with a fine cappuccino coloured head. Aroma is very very dark, the dark malts are very straightforward. Coffee is quite apparent, raspberry is more in the background but there. Some treacle and plums. Thick and oily mouthfeel, medium to heavy body. Flavour is complex, loads of dark malts, honey, treacle, raspberries, rather earthy and even some hops noticeable. Finish is rather long with some wood and smoke and also the raspberries! Great beer!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bestbeerbuddies (1) - - JAN 24, 2017 does not count
Great beer I got in a bottle. It was great tasting - really enjoyed the flavor and aroma that came off of the glass when poured ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (974) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle of 2013. Deep dark brown colour with beige head on top leaving small lacing as it dissolves. Aroma has intense raspberries, dark chocolate and some roasted malts. Taste has lots of raspberries but some dark chocolate too, roasted malts and more berries. Full body and low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Villyzzz (300) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized long lasting tan head. Aroma is raspberry, cocoa, licorice and a hint of strawberry. Taste has bitter raspberry, roasted coffee and cocoa. Medium carbonation. Quite bitter for a stout. Overall great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (878) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2016 Aroma: raspberry, chocolate, roastyTaste: light sweet, light sour, raspberry, roasty, chocolate, alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16155) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle, 10%. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, raspberries, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, raspberries, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (3205) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle. Black with a medium sized light brown head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Lots of raspberry in the nose with some chalk, chocolate and sugar too. Also plenty of strawberry in the flavour with sugar, mild chocolate, chalk and light roasted malt. Full body, oily texture, fine carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Finishes with chocolate and raspberry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Some raspberry present. Heavy bitter flavor. Strong chocolate, roast and raspberry notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. A Little unbalanced but nice.


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