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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 81
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

NMG318, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of RickS95
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%

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.

RickS95, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%

a. Black with reddish huge. 1 finger foamy brown head

s. Malt and sweet raspberry. Alcohol sent is strong.

t. Alcohol is hidden well for 9.3 - surprisingly based on the smell. Do not get hit with the raspberry, more of a mild - easy drinking traditional stout.

m - OK. carbonation seems high for a stout - nothing to wright home about.

o. This is a nice stout - tasty, but not the taste I would have expected - not getting the raspberry. Smooth and easy.

gonzo000, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of ONUMello
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

On tap poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a 1/2-finger head
S: Raspberry with a hint of cocoa and roasted malt
T: Roasted malt, just a hint of raspberry, some burnt sugars, but a bit watery
M: Medium-bodied but thin
O: Not disappointed I tried it but this could be more than just 'okay' if there was more malt to provide structure (though the alcohol didn't come through as is) and somehow the raspberry aromas came more through on the palate

ONUMello, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

DOCRW, Mar 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Hellmeh, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jimsal27, Mar 28, 2014
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4.99/5  rDev +39.4%

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.

jpd026, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

bomber into a snifter.

pours a dark black with a nice inch thick beige head. smell is very raspberry-ie... nice! taste kind of falls short though... not too much raspberries and it ends with a not so pleasant bitter finish. not too drinkable. its definitely no lindley park. however, its still decent. medium to full bodied...mild carbonation.

overall good for the 3 bucks i paid. wouldnt seek it out again though

Axnjxn, Feb 25, 2014
Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.