RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1167) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Deep roasted malt aroma with hint berries. Pure black appearance with a thin foam rim. Intense flavors of cocoa, molasses, black patent malt and smooth raspberry notes. Full bodied and thick with strong alcohol presence. Id give this an A rating. This is a unique Imperial Stout. I was initially put off by the "raspberry" in the name of the bear but it works extremely well as an undertone note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6320) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, raspberries, caramel, and coffee. Great is small doses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. Fruity, sweet nose of raspberry. Chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Hints of licorice, honey, and molasses. Lots of raspberry sweetness to the flavor, too. Roast, chocolate, and coffee. Molasses sweetness, some honey, licorice, and a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3755) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
Nose is a substantial amount of raspberries, along with chocolate, coffee, liqourice and honey. Some vanilla tones as well. Taste is raspberries, honey, cloves, vanilla, hints of liqourice. Quite the dessert! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1950) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2013
An interesting imperial stout. Was expecting something more unique however. Pours a thick black with a hint of purple. Smell is of chocolate covered fruit and caramel. Taste however is very coffee, like espresso. Once it opens up there is a very subtle raspberry hint, some sweetness, and some bitter finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25809) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma with weak hints of raspberry. Roasted malty spicy bitter chocolate flavor with hints of raspberry. Has a roasted malty bitter raspberry chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (6612) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is a pretty nice mix of raspberry notes and rich dark roasted malts with some chocolate and light burnt coffee. The flavor is rather sweet with a heavily roasted thick maltiness. The raspberry remains in the background for the most part, coming out on the finish a little, mixing with a heavy and thick sweetness. It comes across as a little too burnt and slightly acrid though, making it not the most easily drinkable of beers. The alcohol is on the hotter side, especially for this ABV. I think the heavily burnt malt somehow enhances the alcohol flavors adding to the lack of drinkability. Thick and sticky with soft fizzy carbonation. It coats the mouth so heavily that the finish just lingers on forever. This one would be OK in a small dose, but a bomber of this is a bit of a chore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with almost no head. Terrible fake raspberry flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3709) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma smells of shellfish and raspberry. Flavor is dark bitter chocolate, burnt notes, and mild raspberry. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a very dark chocolate/burnt raspberry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bomber poured aclear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, raspberry, bakers cocoa and a hint of coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of raspberry, roasted malt, bakers cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty raspberry finish.

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