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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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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 10
Gots: 47 | 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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hickmancase

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-03-2012 19:37:13 | More by hickmancase
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BCross

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-01-2012 16:39:56 | More by BCross
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Tracerboy


2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown with a beautiful amber-orange tint if held to the light. Bit of a creamish tan head with nice lace. A good looking beer.

Smell: A little malty fruit on the nose with hints of bittersweet chocolate.

Taste: Immediate raspberry chocolate cough syrup with a bitter edge flavor.

Feels smooth and wet.

Wouldn't go out of my way to get this beer but my wife brought it home so I can't complain to much.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 04:11:43 | More by Tracerboy
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cestlavie

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2012 03:44:08 | More by cestlavie
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JMBSH

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-27-2012 16:48:47 | More by JMBSH
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin and dense beige head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: Aromas of cocoa nibs and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some hints of raspberries in the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There’s nothing impressive about the smell or taste of this beer—it’s a very average Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 22:56:36 | More by metter98
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours from bomber to tulip an opaque flack, no light escapes, black edges, a smaller 1/2 finger khaki head, little retention but nice lacing. The nose is rather muted with roast being most prominent A backdrop of fruity sweetness is also present. The flavor starts of with the roasted malt and then immediately is dominated by the raspberry, not overpowering but not mellow. Sweet and strong with the warmth. Mold bitterness and the raspberry flavor lingers for a while. Full bodied and adequately carbonated, my favorite aspect of the beer is he mouthfeel. Creamy and smooth. Overall decent but I likely wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 00:40:51 | More by hopfacebrew
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vkv822

Oregon

2.43/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black with foamy, bubbly tan head.

A bit subdued, but definite raspberry, cocoa and roast malts are present.

Light cocoa and roast, followed by a large dose of medicinal raspberry flavor. The medicinal raspberry is really perfected by a light booziness, as one would find in a cough syrup.

Medium, slightly viscous body, low carbonation.

I was really looking forward to this one, but unfortunately the raspberry was much to cough syrup-esque in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 06:16:54 | More by vkv822
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TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint bottle costs $14.99 at Whole Foods.
It's expensive. I think of this beer as a dessert stout.
Tastes like a piece of Godiva chocolate filled with raspberries. After drinking it with food, I thought it tastes like blueberries.
I'm just getting into stouts and I like this one!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 19:53:59 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
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DM1293

California

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-19-2012 05:14:53 | More by DM1293
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SuqMadique

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2012 18:52:42 | More by SuqMadique
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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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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-13-2012 00:02:52 | More by sailorastro
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-09-2012 23:58:21 | More by PEIhop
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kiki3drt292

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-06-2012 00:09:40 | More by Falcone
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TicoCali

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-05-2012 04:37:10 | More by TicoCali
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been enjoying the hell out of the Widmer O'Ryelly the past few months, so figured to give this one a try. A little price tag shock - but oh well. It's just money, right? 22 oz. bomber split with a +4 Axe of Tastiness.

Pour is black. I hate the focus on 'lacing' but if you're into such nonsense, there's plenty. The nose is surprising: massive roast. Nothing else coming through.

Raspberry Imperial Stout follows up the roasty nose with a roasty mouth. More huge roast, bordering on coffeeness, assaults the senses. Once, twice, three times a coffee. The raspberry is buried in the roast, but married up to the bitterness, their offspring are leaning medicinal. Not much else to this.

A pretty one-dimensional beer. Nothing to write home about; I was hoping for a stronger raspberry character, but no dice. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 04:08:17 | More by maximum12
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markasparov

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-03-2012 02:49:06 | More by markasparov
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macrosmatic

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-30-2012 18:52:57 | More by macrosmatic
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Bobheed

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pour a very dark, nearly black color with a big two and a half finger light khaki head

S: Lots of roastiness, tons of chocolate notes, raspberry tartness fairly detectable in there. Also got a citrus hop kick in there

T: Raspberry almost undetectable, but it's there, mostly a very roasty and hoppy RIS a la Old Rasputin. A bit of coffee on the end

M: Highly carbonated and medium bodied

Overall this one was alright, maybe better than my review would indicate, but I tend to grade Imp Stouts a bit harder as that's my favorite style. Worth the try, but I don't think I'll buy another bottle at $12

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:59:59 | More by Bobheed
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a deep dark brown with garnet highlights, with a good coating of tan head. Aroma of sweet dark malt with notes of cocoa and coffee, and an underlying layer of sweet blackberries and a subtle smoky note. Palate is big on roasted dark malt, with notes of mocha and blackberries, along with a good dose of hoppy bitterness. Body is hugely creamy up front but strangely dry on the finish, an odd combo that actually seems to work pretty well here. A big and complex beer that doesn't betray itself as being as strong as 9% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:36:21 | More by ElGordo
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black with a one finger dense light tan head
S: smells of roast malt and chocolate and a whisper of raspberry
T: tart raspberry flavor up front that fades to a solid backbone of roast malt, coffee, some chocolate flavors and some burnt sugar type flavor. whispers of raspberry immediately on the swallow with another dose of roast malt and coffee to slowly fade away.
M: medium bodied with fairly light carbonation, typical for the style
O: pretty decent with a nice twist on the style. well made and the raspberry flavor is not overpowering and complements the flavors of the beer instead of distracting and detracting from them. I don't know if I'd buy another bottle at 12 bucks but it isn't bad at all and it has enough malt presence to age well. I'm sure the flavors will meld together and transition smoother in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 09:42:44 | More by SHODriver
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Pat316

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-21-2012 21:13:09 | More by Pat316
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-21-2012 16:04:53 | More by CoryR
Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.