Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Raspberry Russian Imperial StoutRaspberry Russian Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 11
Gots: 57 | FT: 6
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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3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a growler in a snifter, this fine RIP with raspberries pours a deep dense black with hints of brown and a moderate layer of tan foam that dies down to a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of raspberries (duh), heavily roasted grains, and dark chocolate. Flavors are sweet malts and heavily roasted malts up front, raspberry flavor is to the back and on the finish with chocolate lightly making itself known. Light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel and coating nature makes this a fine beverage for a finisher. A very nice RIP with fruit that is a nice collaboration of the sum of it's parts.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Widmer Brothers Brewing - Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout '12 [Stout ale brewed with raspberries with raspberries added] (220z ---> Dogfish Head Curved Pint Glass : 9.3% ABV)
With the Olympics having recently ended, I felt comfortable enjoying a new Russian stout without feeling it was overload, and on a windy, snowy day like today it felt appropriate to have myself a winter warmer... A semi-aggressive pour aided in a 3 finger sandy/khaki head with, dare I say, enormous bubbles, which faded at a moderately slow pace, leaving nice lacing on its' departure... A decent retentive cap sits atop this nearly pitch black brew, with the raspberry aromas already presenting themselves... So obviously, raspberry is prominent on the nose, but the alcohol seems to be presenting itself not far behind it, with traces of cocoa shining through from time to time... First taste is much like the aroma in it being extremely fruit forward, but a hop bitterness is also there which pair together quite nicely, but again the alcohol isn't far behind... As the tastes fade, there's some chocolate that becomes more pronounced and adds a touch of bitterness to the lasting raspberry flavors, with some bready notes in there also... The mouthfeel is quite nice, especially for a this style, as I find many stouts tend to be either too thin or far to chewy... The fruit flavors match the fullness in this beer very well, as it goes down smooth while retaining a nice "jammy" mouthfeel similar to a nice full bodied red, but enough carbonation so that it had some softness also... A classy representation of a very straight forward fruit based stout, though not extremely complex, the flavor profile is very pleasant... My only qualm with this beer is that the alcohol warmth was very prevalent, not to the point of displeasure, but it walked the thresholds of annoyance while I tried to enjoy this otherwise tasty ale... Another good brew - Cheers!!

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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

03/10/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not what I expected. Only the slightest hint of raspberry. A gentle taste of stout to say the least. This is a quirky drink that evades my description & I guess that's what lead to the confusing title.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Very enjoyable

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

2012 bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.12/5  rDev -12.6%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.