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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An extremely rich and complex beer. The addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an almost purplish opaque color with a beautiful brown head. Warm chocolate and roasty notes compliment the hop bitterness.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1570) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Aroma is rich dark malts, caramel, chocolate, cereal, molasses and a slight bit of raspberry. Taste is a deep rich maltiness with caramel, toffee, fig, espresso and dark chocolate. Very faint raspberry on the finish. Very nice and complex. Appearance is black with a fine beige head that retains fairly well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (1073) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Visual: Pours very dark brown with just a hint of purple, barely any head, micro-fine half layer of retention with minor lacing, surfacing bubbles at the center along with super tight clustered streams along the side of the glass.

Nose: jammy raspberry syrup mixed with brown sugar barley malt (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: slick-thicker, tingly bite

Mid-palate: background raspberry jam, (lvl-7-sweetness), roasted barley, molasses, dark chocolate

Finish: alcohol tangy-zingy mixed with SHARP burnt wood bittersweet roast

Summary: Big thick roasted barley malts as you would expect from Imp stouts but the added raspberry twist adds a pleasant brightness that counterbalances well. The sharp burnt bitterness at the finish is a tad harsh and prevents this from being truly epic. Still, this is a delightful beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Speko (234) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle 22 Oz. Pours black with medium creamy beige head, nice lacing. Sweet raspberry aroma, like raspberry jam, with roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Taste is quite dominated by coffee and roasted malts, while the raspberries fades in the background. Medium sweet taste with some bitterness in the aftertaste - which balances well. Medium to full body with some carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (1366) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2016 650 bomber from Canada Craft club. Aroma: intense raspberry jams (raspberries with sugar) mixed with molasses and light roasted malt but really far behind the raspberry aroma. Not unpleasant. I could even say its quite pleasant. App: almost pitch black with brown / purple tint, minimal brown head, good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad oily, slightly creamy, but more liquoreux, lots of raspberries with lots of ashes with a dry bitter finish. Overall: hum...since Im not a big fan of raspberry stouts, my expectations were pretty low. I did enjoy the aroma, didnt enjoy that much the taste and the mouthfeel. Feels a bit light. On the other side, Im glad this isnt too sweet. That was probably my biggest fear and Im glad this beer proved me wrong that my all raspberry stouts are sweet. That kind of dessert beer to share with friends.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1175) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a small beige head. Aroma is very roasty chocolate and coffee with some raspberry notes. Taste is roasty and bitter with nice berry notes. Lighter bodied than expected but tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Myonlyvice (183) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 Interesting bottle with the cap waxed on. Almost black with a hint of red. Huge brown head. The first aroma is full of rasberry, but after the pour this fades a bit in favor of coffee, burnt malt and toffee. Taste follows with a long aftertaste of burnt coffee. Alcohol clearly present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4276) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
90% opaque black pour, with a medium beige head. Big, boozy roast, with a solid amount of raspberry sweetness and jam. Mouthfeel is silky, carb is soft. Finish has a big raspberry kick, some raspberry jam flavour, some big coffee roastiness with some light chocolate. Pretty nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate and residual sugar notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a nice mix of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate notes and some residual sugar. Body is thinner then I was expecting with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix thought a little bit thinner then I was expecting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1330) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Si cest rellement une 2013, bue aprs 3 ans. Robe noire opaque sans col de mousse. Armes de malt rti, coulis de framboises, chocolat au lait. Bref, a sent le gteau au chocolat et framboise (Doigt de dame). En bouche, malt grill, chocolat noir, framboise. Le fruit est bien dos, pas trop sucr et le profil de la noire saffirme bien. Finale plus chocolate, un peu amre. Texture huileuse et corps moyen rond. Trs bien.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (3005) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
Clear, nearly black, small light tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and notes of raspberry jam. Similar flavour, bitter, some sweetness and booze.


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