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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

333 Ratings
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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 55 | FT: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smulkowski on 03-25-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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 -0.3%

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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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.