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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

353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: smulkowski on 03-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of RickS95
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of gonzo000
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of ONUMello
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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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.

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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.