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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 56 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

a77cj7, Tuesday at 06:04 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Wiz99, Nov 21, 2014
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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!!

NSXAG, Nov 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

Syracuse12, Nov 16, 2014
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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.

seedyone, Nov 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Very enjoyable

andreayoung75, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

BrahptimusPrime, Nov 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

FriedSlug, Nov 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

2012 bottle.

oberon, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tourdot, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Soterios, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jpd7374, Oct 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

fleurdelou, Oct 16, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -12.6%

bevoduz, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

jstout26, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

joemetric, Oct 13, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

JamesStreet, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

robertjskelton, Oct 03, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

SadMachine, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

MaxPowers, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

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

SD-Alefan, Sep 07, 2014
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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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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.