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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Raspberry Russian Imperial StoutRaspberry Russian Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
81
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307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 47 | 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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brandonwnw


5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-03-2014 03:05:54 | More by brandonwnw
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jpd026

New York

4.99/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You will never have another beer like this ever. Never has any beer, of any style, been so smooth and drinkable, let a lone this is a f###ing Russian imperial stout. It flows in your mouth and throat like water, and drinks like a soda. Yet it has such a unique and rich taste, you will never be able to drink enough in one sitting. The raspberry is not by any means overpowering, but in perfect proportion to the rest of the flavors. Easily the best Widmer Bros. I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:24:08 | More by jpd026
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.78/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My two favorite flavors in beer: Imperial Stout and Raspberries. Now to see if it lives up to such a promise. Strong, smoky aroma has a decided overtone of raspberries. ME LUVZ RAZBURYS! :D It pours an opaque, scrumptious sable with a thick and rather persistent light tan head that leaves some generous lacing. Flavor is - uh, let me savor this for a while, oh, it is just so dee-lish! A sweet but not cloying raspberry core with smoky, malty, coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and licorice notes. I get a touch of cherry as well. So lip-smackingly delicious, it’s to die for! Smooth, full-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz. Widmer, y’all kicked a-- once again! That does it - I’m moving to Portland. :D

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 01:41:25 | More by Cyberkedi
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

04-16-2012 03:38:58 | More by Kopfschuss
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ejane

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

02-15-2013 17:39:56 | More by ejane
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NMG318

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-19-2014 18:42:01 | More by NMG318
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LuceScrew

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-27-2013 22:30:12 | More by LuceScrew
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-05-2012 13:44:23 | More by Hopmodium
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-08-2013 22:08:41 | More by CWhite
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tmaestro

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-23-2013 00:51:54 | More by tmaestro
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-10-2013 15:52:56 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Benvarine

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

02-15-2014 22:06:01 | More by Benvarine
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MystikCelt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-14-2012 07:22:17 | More by MystikCelt
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-08-2012 00:05:12 | More by gleemonger
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BCross

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-01-2012 16:39:56 | More by BCross
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tetraflak

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-02-2014 16:54:25 | More by tetraflak
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-17-2012 16:55:12 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-18-2013 02:16:13 | More by capuchinpilates
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - black with a thin white head that has little retention

S - coffee, faint roasted malts, faint raspberries

T - big raspberry flavor up front, tart, sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, some alcohol in the finish

M - full bodied, smooth, warm, well carbonated

This is a nice twist to a big stout. The base stout would have been delicious if it had stood alone, but the raspberries came through added a great unique flavor. They were forward, tart, and the fruit blended greatly with the dark malts of the stout. This beer was complex and very flavorful. It is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 23:54:18 | More by tdm168
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RickS95

Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark. Not quite black, but very dark brown. Faint lighter notes around the edge. A thin head forms, a burnt beige color, but doesn't retain well. Props for the dark color, but deductions for the lame head/retention/lace.

The smell is decadent. Very chocolatey. The addition of raspberries lightens the darkness of the chocolate with a fruitiness. Smells like dessert.

I like chocolate, raspberries and alcohol, so this taste is right up my alley. Think chocolate covered raspberries or chocolate cake with raspberries on top. It's dessert in a bottle.

As you might guess, it's extremely smooth and creamy. There's just enough bitterness to temper the tart and sweet. High ABV provides a warming throughout the finish. Very full bodied and rich. Would be splendid with a chocolatey dessert.

There isn't much for me not to like about this. It's super easy to drink, takes the place of both a dessert and a nightcap after dinner. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:11:02 | More by RickS95
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Russian Imperial Stout, with raspberries. 9.3% ABV.

Cast in solid ebony, with a lush, creamy, meringue-like dollop of froth capping it off, leaving lace. Looks utterly lovely.

Aroma: fruit greets the nose right off, with cocoa, raisins, and other dark fruit sensations coming right behind. Slightly tart, a little sweet, while still rich and malty in the nose.

Taste: Mmm, there it is, again, gripping the palate, true raspberry flavor, sliding over a coating of chocolate and coffee. More tart, more sweet, more rich and delicious. A little rum in here, some molasses, a trickle of anise.
This works together. They really deliver. This has subtle, wonderful interplay, and, damn it, it really rocks.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2013 01:39:56 | More by feloniousmonk
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-06-2014 16:29:17 | More by ThatsThatDude
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sia478

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-05-2014 17:19:45 | More by sia478
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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-04-2014 16:05:25 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-20-2013 13:16:01 | More by velcrogrip
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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.