McGuire's Raspberry Imperial Stout - McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin
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On-tap at Brewers Ball. I thought McGuire's two BFBC gold medalists (this, and Millenium) were outstanding. This was the stunner of the whole event, for me (along with my various impromptu blendings of Hunahpu.)
A - It pours a deep brown, capped with a medium-brown head, just a good-looking stout. I do not see any pinkish hue, despite the raspberry inclusion.
S - I am surprised by this. There seems to be an English Stout or Irish Dry Stout aspect to the nose, as it is quite peaty and woody, and seems to have a very soft bouquet of berry-fruit, beyond the obvious raspberry contribution. The berries seem to have a hugely natural aroma, like a raspberry bush as much as the fruit itself. Interesting nose, very pleasant.
T - The taste is reminiscent of raspberry jelly on pumpernickel toast, in the best possible incarnation of such a flavor. The deep roasted malt flavor is delivered upon a less-viscous body, allowing for complexity without overwhelming intensity. Hops make a big impact here, contributing a woody toasted cedar impression that is just spicy enough to be the perfect foil to the raspberry fruitiness. And the raspberry, well, it is a delectable and sublime addition, delicately balanced to provide intrigue and nuance without dumbing-down the intracacies in this brew's flavor.
M - The feel is hugely enhancing. The lighter body prevents any cloying sensation from the natural sweetness of raspberry, and the low-soft carbonation gives it a silky, velvety feel.
D - This is one of the most drinkable Double Stouts I've ever had. Top-to-bottom, this is an exquisitely nuanced brew.
03-08-2011 15:43:49 | More by ktrillionaire
McGuire's Raspberry Imperial Stout from McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin
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