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Raspberry Imperial Stout - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Raspberry Imperial StoutRaspberry Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

284 Reviews
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Reviews: 284
Hads: 308
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 24
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 10-01-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 284 | Hads: 308
Photo of yen157
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was another tasty brew from the folks ar Weyerbacher.

Black body that flashed some ruby red when the light caught it just right. Dark brown head quickly dissipated. Toasty, rich beer featuring flavors of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, charcoal, and even peanut shells. Raspberry was evident only slightly in the form of a brief acidic bite and a touch of true raspberry flavor instead of the fake, syrupy flavor that Pete's Winterbrew has. Those expecting a fruity beer will be disappointed in this one, but IMO it was well done. It was an average imperial stout with a thin mouthfeel made exciting with some fruit. (625 characters)

Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very intriguing stout from Weyerbacher. The consistency is a tad shy of what I had hoped for as it is a little thinner than many stouts. The aroma or raspberries is present, yet not as overpowering as some - and that is a good thing. All in all, a really good beer if you are looking to try something different the next time you are out. Bottoms Up! (351 characters)

Photo of John
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This black brew refuses to allow any light penetration whatsoever...even when held to light. The head is a respectable milk chocolate color. The aroma is a bit tentative, merely suggesting the roasted goodness an Imperial Stout should be shouting out. The flavor is also somewhat restrained, but contributes to the overall excellent drinkability. The alcohol is well masked. The raspberries are barely detectable. Mild roastedness and reserved coffee bitterness accentuate this fine brew. (488 characters)

Photo of Gusler
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pour is as dark as they get, Black, the head prodigious, deep chocolate brown color, frothy, and the lace in fine sheets coating the glass. . Nose is expresso, malt, light toasted grains, with the raspberry tones to top it off. Start is malt, the top thick and creamy, the beer has a unpresuming hop spicy bite, timidly acidic, and a malt dry aftertaste, a quite decent stout, and a pleasure to "Quaff". (410 characters)

Photo of jreitman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black and opaque in color with lots of creamy brown head. Raspberry smell is evident from the start, but not overly strong. Tastes like raspberries with some chocolate and coffee underneath. Flavors blend very well together, with the raspberry balancing better as the beer warms. Sweetness is minimal but is there hiding underneath the berries and malts. Slightly bitter finish which gets more bitter as it warms. (422 characters)

Photo of Suds
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had mixed results with the beers from this brewery. This beer, however, was terrific. It's a dark, nearly black color. The head is thin, tan, and short lived. What an aroma! Smell is of raspberries and hints of sweet spices. The raspberry flows through the taste, but is well balanced with roasted malts. Almost chewy, heavy body. Finish is subtly malty with a dark, bitter chocolate attribute. This is a great brew. (429 characters)

Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is black hole black, as it should be. Nice creamy brown head disintigrates into an edging that laces nicely. This beer has a really nice cherry-chocolate aroma. This is truly a desert beer. Great little subdued tartness coming from the raspberries. In perfect balance. Nice little burnt malt bitterness is perceived. Chocolate covered cherries is what I think of when drinking this one. A little light on the body. Maybe medium tops. I thoroughly enjoyed this brew.

(I would not rate this as high as a straight Imperial Stout. But I have taken into consideration the experimental nature of this brew and rated accordingly. It is really good.)

Thanks to Davo for the sample. (702 characters)

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice black color with some hints of ruby red when the light hits it. The head is a tan brown color, which fairly quickly dissipates. On the palate the flavors are toasty, rich bittersweet chocolate, charcoal and espresso. The light raspberry flavor was nice and not over done at all. This is a great brew.... (316 characters)

Photo of QXSTER1
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful raspberry, chocolate aroma is followed by a rich roasted malt character with a hint of fruit. Not overly sweet or complex but a nice after dinner brew. (161 characters)

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Raspberry Imperial Stout from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.