Rubus Vigoratus | Iron Fist Brewing Company

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Rubus VigoratusRubus Vigoratus

Brewed by:
Iron Fist Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with cardamom and raspberries.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 10-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Brown, thin head, under .5cm. Spice rack aroma, overpowering, distracting, uncool. Raspberries, nowhere.

Taste was all ginger and cardamom, already got me ready to fight. Fuck this beer. Raspberry finally comes out but its like the party's already been busted, someone shit in the sink, the drapes have blood on them.

Needs MOAR chocolate.

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
2.69/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a large shared bottle.
Poured essentially black with a decent head.

Medicinal aroma and, to a lesser extent, flavor.
Raspberries evident but diminished by a vague, fruity sweetness.
Overly sweet with poorly hidden alcohol.

O: Rich but lacks balance.

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Photo of MickeyHops
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rothobinide
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brewmastercat
4/5  rDev +16.6%

$2.99 for a craft stout
Can't go wrong with that price.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ezperkins2
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from holiday cellars, Escondido Ca
Poured in oversized wine glass (expecting fruit essence)

A: dark, opaque cola blackness. Little to no head, what little there is dissipates fairly fast leaving the slightest foam at the very edge of the glass. When opened, the scent of raspberries filled the room.

N: see above. Raspberries heavy, with an earthiness base of toasted malt and since you read it on the label... I suppose that's a little cardamom in there?

T/F: very interesting raspberry soda on initial sip, earthy spice finishing on tongue and staying there until next sip. I pick up a flavor of a milk stout through all that fruit. A little heat on the aftertaste, that's pleasant. This really is a unique flavor and it flows like a cola and has the mouthfeel of one, thin and a little bubbly.

O: trying to be open about the flavor, but I must say that a thicker, syrupy mouthfeel might have made this a better stout. Instead it comes across like something that is "almost there", still enjoyable, worth trying once. I would serve close to room temp, might be fun with a BBQ grilled pork chop.

- really tasted great with some salted cashews I opened after reviewing.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Joshmistake
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of CoolEthan
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dknight75
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of sgoro
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a very deep brown almost black pour with 2 fingers of creme colored head which gave off great amounts of lacing. scents of roasted grains, slight oxidation, and a hint of berries. the berries are very faint in the flavor.. mostly a smokey licorice-coffee overall feel with a light hint of raspberry towards the finish. nice chocolate and dark roast flavors. creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and moderate amount of carbonation.

this is a nice offering, and i am pretty glad i get to enjoy it on a nice quiet night with fireworks from a few towns over in the background.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of goatas4
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

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Rubus Vigoratus from Iron Fist Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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