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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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