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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 11
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smulkowski on 03-25-2012)
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

TwelveOunces, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SD-Alefan, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

I've been aging this Russian Imperial Stout since last year. It has held up quite well, I get a lot of raspberry in the smell, nice chocolate and oak flavors in the taste. The carbonation is light and appropriate for a robust stout. There is some astringency as it warms and that takes away from the beer, but that comes with the territory.

DPJ3322, Sep 05, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -0.6%

Dark, roast malt, fairly harshly bitter, coffee, with a touch of raspberry sweetness. Just to overly harsh to be enjoyable.

barczar, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Deathwray3927, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Sammy, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Bolivian22, Aug 13, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -5.6%

Pours an effervescent black with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Nice vicscious look to this, above average head retention & lacing

S: Raspberry juice, faint roasty notes

T: Raspberry, a little cola, roastyness & Baker's chocolate, plus faint smokeyness & a little boozeyness. Boozeyness, dryness, raspberry, roastyness & a little more carob. Finishes dry, a little roasty & with woody hop notes

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, thins out a bit once warm

Okay, not one I would buy again. I doubt aging this longer is really going to improve this much. Widmer used to make some beers I really liked, not sure about that any more

russpowell, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Gr8ful4Beer, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of BKRMKR
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

A 2012 bottle. I picked this up in late 2013 from Bottle Revolution in Raleigh.

First, I think this beer was too expensive for what it is. I remember paying somewhere around $11 for it. That said, it's not necessarily a bad beverage. It smells like raspberries, a little dark chocolate with some hop aromas. It was a little thin I thought, which made it easy to drink for its higher ABV. The raspberry was extremely light to taste and was much more prominent in the smell, but overall there's not much else to this one from Widmer. Just an OK stout.

Final Thoughts: I'd probably grab it again if it were half the price, but there's no way I'd pay more than $6 for a bomber. Maybe the other variants/flavors are good, and I'd be open to trying them for the right price.

BKRMKR, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Averwo, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

OsoDelgadoGuerrero, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Timvon, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +39.7%

brandonwnw, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 26, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -15.4%

A - Nice appearance. Dark, smoky, little bit of froth, but inviting and pleasant.

S - Good smell. Hoppy and bitter, but no scents of Raspberries.

T - Disappointing. Was expecting a raspberry taste, but there was none. It tasted like any other run of the mill stout.

M - Smooth going down with a hint of bitterness. Easy to drink.

O - A bit pricey. The raspberry advertised never came through, thus it loses its uniqueness.

avwrite, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.