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Scratch Beer 128 - 2013 (Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout) - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Scratch Beer 128 - 2013 (Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout)
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with decadent dark Belgian chocolate and an abundance of tart raspberry purée, Scratch #128 is an enticing Stout brimming with optimism. Each passing sip reveals its enduring charm and infinite merriment. The addition of Westmalle yeast (a Trappist yeast strain) enhances the flavor and texture of the ale, giving it an authentic Belgian flair. Since chocolate and raspberry complement each other so impeccably, Scratch #128 is sure to put you in a right jovial mood!

(Beer added by: orangesol on 01-04-2014)
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A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of bakers chocolate, coffee, dulled raspberry tartness, toffee, marshmallow and dark roasted malt. Just needs a bit more of the raspberry to come through.

T - Starts off with the strong bakers chocolate and dark roasted malt component that never really fades away. Hints of toffee, caramel, marshmallow and finally the tart raspberries round things out. Finish is roasty with some tartness from the raspberries, lingering long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Big, roasty feel growing kind of watery as it sits in the glass.

O - Better than the last one, which isn't saying much. Love that they removed the chalky feel but the raspberry is nearly non existent in the nose. Nice to try but one and done.

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A-Sampled at EBF. Pours a very dark brown.

S-I love raspberries but was unsure as to how I would enjoy this beer as I haven't been very enamored with any Belgian stouts. The nose didn't wow me really. Bitter chocolate, Belgian yeast, roast and a hint of raspberries.

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Scratch Beer 128 - 2013 (Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout) from Tröegs Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.