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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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 23, 2013 Well it certainly looks beautiful. Ends there though. Thin for a stout much like a porter. taste? Everything tastes burnt. Tastes like robitussin. Not a fan.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4826) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $11.98 at Sherlocks in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a black body topped off with a sizable (though, it settles fast), foamy, beige head.

Smell: Heavily roasted malts, giving a noticeable creosote aroma, along with acrid coffee, bitter chocolate, boozy wafts, and raspberries, natch.

Taste: Again, theres the astringent, blackened maltiness. A lightly sweet touch of dark chocolate helps, but its in far too short of supply. Then, theres the raspberries. Sometimes, youre treating to a really great raspberry taste. Other times, its a slightly medicinal, off-putting Smarties flavor. It certainly leans towards the latter here. Burnt, berryesque, warm finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Its definitely not Olde Hickory Lindley Park, thats for damn sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1197) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Black in the glass. Strong raspberry nose with a touch of roasted malt. Strong bitter coffee and dark cocoa flavors with a touch of smoke. Overall, fairly tasty and drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft. Thick, black pour with a tan head. Raspberry is there, but not overpowering, Full body, smooth. Well done stout with added sweetness for a change.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Smokey, coffee-like, subtle raspberry, very filling and delicious. Dark and deep. Not bad, bro.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2695) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours black with some ruby highlights. Aromas of raspberry and dark chocolate. Raspberry and dark chocolate flavours, roasted malts too. Very smooth. Decent stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3328) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Aroma of tomatoes, black coffee. Black body wth brown head. Not too bad, but a bit underwhelming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Tap pour- @ RHP. Pours jet black with minimal tan head. Aromas of coffee, raspberry, chocolate malt, slight hop note. Taste is good and balanced, chocolate and raspberry fruit working well in tandem. Touch of coffee and roasted nuts. Long finish, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15776) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice and raspberries. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from Gator Beverage. Pours dark brown to black with one finger kahki head. Looks thin for the style, but maybe just me eyes playing tricks. Aroma is roasted grains, bit of chocolate, and what smells like rotted fruit. I got a similar aroma from Dark Horse Tres. Pretty thick mouthfeel. Roasted chocolate up front, followed by some radpberry, then finishes with lots of bittersweet chocolate. This is not nearly as offensive as Tres and the raspberry provides a subtle flavor that doesnt linger too much. Medium carbonation and a pretty good beer. Expected this to be very sweet, but it is more bitter than sweet. Maybe feuit is better for a sweet stout. I still dont think the fruit helps anything. This seems like an excellent base stout with no need for it.


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