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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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303 Ratings
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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 45 | 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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archero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-04-2014 07:46:42 | More by archero
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of the 2012 edition of this beer today- bottle says "MAR 12 12" on it. Only had it in the fridge for a few hours before I opened it up, seemed like it was just about the perfect temperature, not too cold.

A: Pours very dark, with an inch of foam on top. About 1/8" of foam lasted throughout.

S: Aroma is strong with raspberry puree or jam

T: Notes of bittersweet chocolate and hops are in each sip. Strong, artificial tasting raspberry flavor is also impossible to miss

M: A mix of hoppy carbonation hits me and dries my mouth out a little

O: I had much higher hopes for this beer. I think I got it confused with another Widmer Bros beer I was looking for when I picked this up. Overall, this reminds me of one of those truffles that comes in the Whitman Samplers chocolates- dark chocolate w/ raspberry filling.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 00:43:30 | More by FrankShirley
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-06-2013 05:29:23 | More by montrealbcr89
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - It looked black enough to be a Russian Imperial Stout. Let's allow the comparison to end there.

Smell - This Russian Imperial Stout smelled like a raspberry candle or air freshener. The smell certainly did not make me want to drink the beer.

Taste - At the front, I detected burnt chocolate malt. The raspberry notes very faint and seemed very artificial. It tasted more like raspberry flavoring than raspberries. If there was an intention to make an imperial stout with a sweet fruitiness, this beer has a serious lack of sweetness.

Mouthfeel - There was a degree of thickness, but I would certainly not qualify it as motor oil thickness.

Overall - I told my brother not to buy this one. He did not listen. Now you can listen to me: You need not buy this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 17:40:01 | More by JohnnyHopps
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 15:14:01 | More by billhelm
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-30-2013 19:42:25 | More by jmathis
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dbc5

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

07-18-2013 02:30:10 | More by dbc5
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-15-2013 16:37:33 | More by ajtorres311
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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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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-17-2012 23:53:07 | More by adkieffer
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kiki3drt292

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-08-2012 22:15:02 | More by kiki3drt292
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mitch3114

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-13-2013 22:45:45 | More by mitch3114
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Raziel313

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-09-2014 02:43:20 | More by Raziel313
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-13-2012 01:04:52 | More by Joshgonzales79
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Screper

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-23-2013 14:18:44 | More by Screper
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-08-2013 12:31:14 | More by MightiestBeard
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-10-2014 20:38:13 | More by -NESTO-
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Goobastic

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-10-2013 20:02:37 | More by Goobastic
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BRD14

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-27-2013 03:14:09 | More by BRD14
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-22-2014 00:43:29 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-12-2014 23:08:05 | More by TriageStat
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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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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-22-2012 17:15:44 | More by 3Hops
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 07:34:19 | More by Zach122
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pretty much jet black with a light brown head and decent lacing

S - some sweet raspberry caramel notes that make me think of Brachs candy; light roasted malts; a subtle bit of coffee

T - a shot of stouty booze in to those raspberry Brachs chewy candied; again, the malts are subtle and the nutty coffee undertones are present but muted

M - this beer is generally pretty solid here: nice, creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish; solid carbonation and medium-heavy bodied with no sugary aftertaste given the raspberry elements

O - I think this is a pretty solid offering overall with the sweet infusion of raspberry goodness; the abv is there but the beer is balanced with the tasty flavor nuances and clean stout finish; solid shelf offering for $11.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:43:46 | More by SkeeterBoganski
Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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