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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
good

322 Ratings
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 80
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%
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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

zestar, 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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DaftPatrick, Jun 17, 2014
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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.