thorongil2 (3257) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2013
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aromas of raspberry, chocolate; rich, complex flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent Cybercat (5959) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
My two favorite flavors in beer: Imperial Stout and Raspberries. Now to see if it lives up to such a promise.
Strong, smoky aroma has a decided overtone of raspberries. ME LUVZ RAZBURYS! :D It pours an opaque, scrumptious sable with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is - uh, let me savor this for a while, oh, it is just so dee-lish! A sweet but not cloying raspberry core with smoky, malty, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and licorice notes. I get a touch of cherry as well. So lip-smackingly delicious, it’s to die for! Smooth, full-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz. Widmer, y’all kicked a-- once again! That does it - I’m moving to Portland. :Dmaxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Earlier Rating: 12/9/2011 Total Score: 4.3
Pours a luscious clear dark amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, light golden-tan head that sticks around for a while. Rich aroma is malty and rather hoppy with an evergreen note. Strongly hoppy flavor has a decided bitter evergreen undertone and hints of malt and honey. Smooth texture has above-average body and quite a strong tingle, leaving behind a nice hoppy and fizzy finish.
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark and very thick brown color with a fairly small head. Roasting and raspberry flavors are present throughout the nose. Nice and flavorful, with the roasting and fruit flavors in there. Great beer. ALIBALI (2313) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2016
Eine beerig, samtige Wohlfühlangelegenheit. Tolle Aromen von Wein, Rotfrüchten und natürlich die unvermeindlichen Röst/Schokogarnierungen lassen das Herz höher schlagen. Hochklassig und im Mund ein extrem rundes Vergnügen. Die Hopfenbittere während des Ausklangs, harmoniert hervorragend mit der durchaus vorhandenen Espressosäure. Stark und ein echtes Kaminbier. Verköstigung zur späten Stund, während der PELAGIC ZONE Record Release Party 2016 in HH. Bernd spendete das edle Fläschen. Thanx a lot :)..... calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Smokey, coffee-like, subtle raspberry, very filling and delicious. Dark and deep. Not bad, bro.
Beerandhockey8 (415) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pours absolutely black with beige head. Smells like chocolate, raspberries, and oat. Nice thick imperial taste, however sweet berry-chocolate aftertaste, never expect any imperial beers to have any sweet properties. phenomenal beer BREWMUSKCLES (2719) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2012
love raspberry and chocolate paired together and with coffee.... I can’t be expected to be impartial at all. nice malt flavor wafting in and out with a bit of hop pronounced in the carbonation as it rolls in your mouth....majestic! Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - MAY 12, 2012
The Raspberry aroma is immediate, smooth, pleasant, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Chocolate, roasty warmth, balanced nicely with cool raspberry and just the right amount of hoppy bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bpreo (2879) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 One of the better Imperial Stouts I have had in many years honestly. A nice contender for the throne, but I don’t think it can top Old Rasputin.