White Chocolate Raspberry
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #513
Ranked #18,833
3.84 | pDev: 18.75%
Jul 04, 2022
Jul 03, 2020
Very Good
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I've been sitting on this one for quite a while and finally decided to give it a try. From a twelve ounce brown bottle, it has a pinkish hue with quite a bit of haze. The head is slim, but soapy and white. What is striking is the aroma....it is big with raspberry and sweetness. It smells more like a raspberry confection than a beer....lots of vanilla and berries. The taste is equally intense....thick, sweet (but not cloying), warming, and full of berries and vanilla. It is like drinking a boozy raspberry milkshake. I couldn't have more than one of these, but it is very well done and quite enjoyable.
Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 2.98 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I written it once, I've written it many time, Southern Tier rarely disappoint. In this particular case, it definitely does not...

...Quite possibly the ugliest looking beer I have ever had, the rest of it was supremely special. Sweet smell of chocolate, raspberries, and hops almost perfectly balanced - all of it translating quite well to the taste. You read the name of this beer and you think "dessert beer', but it's far from it. The booze is hidden behind all the sweet smells and balanced flavors, but it does catch up to you. Overall, a great beer - one that is perfect for this time of year...
Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

1.87/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
On nitro tap at Flaherty's Three Flags Inn in Macedon, NY.

This one pours a bright and dark pinkish color, like the color of maraschino cherry juice, with a small foamy head, and lots of lacing.

This smells just horrendously artificial, with raspberry and cherry Icee syrup, melted ice cream, white chocolate, and just pure sugar.

Every so often, Southern Tier surprises me with a decent new beer. This has not happened here. This is honestly disgusting, with a slick, wet, and overly syrupy taste to this one. It just tastes so artificial, like they dumped a bunch of raspberry soda syrup in this one, or like Icee syrup. The white chocolate certainly does not help the sweetness, it just tastes like they melted some Hershey's white chocolate into this and called it a day.

The creaminess from the nitro is absoltely the only redeeming quality of this beer. Even with the creaminess, that fades away and just leaves a saccharine fever dream of a beer behind.

This is one of the worst beers that I've had in a while now. There's essentially nothing to recommend.
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by csheridan from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
If you like the sweeter beers, this is quite nice. Pours a dark orange with a slight red/pink tint, and smells very nice with hints of the raspberry and some vanilla; couldn't really pick up on the white chocolate in the scent, but definitely there on the taste. Fairly rapidly receding head, lacing stays a while. Taste definitely comes through with the white chocolate and raspberry, with some vanilla in the background. Really smooth and creamy, and definitely staying on the list for a cooler-weather beer.
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 3.9 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2021
Rated: 3.94 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 16, 2021
Rated: 4 by heysuz from Indiana

May 16, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2021
Rated: 4.45 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 21, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle, no dating that I noticed on it. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this one! Served in a snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber/pinkish color with not quite an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like white chocolate, raspberry, vanilla and a slightly medicinal berry aroma. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready/grainy malt flavor noticeable too. The medicinal character isn't strong and does ease up somewhat as the brew warms, but there's enough of it to bug me which knocked down my score for this. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. If it wasn't for the medicinal flavor/aroma, this brew would be a winner with me. With that being said it's not bad by any means and I had no problems drinking the bottle, but it could have been better. But still worth a try if you get the chance to since I know the medicinal stuff is hit or miss with different people.
Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - Orange with red and pink hues along with an off-white head that disappears somewhat quickly leaving behind minimal lacing.
S - Definitely white chocolate raspberry. The sugary, vanilla, milkiness of white chocolate along with sweet raspberry is definitely on the nose.
T - Follows the nose: sugar cookie, vanilla, milk all put together make a nice, creamy, white chocolate flavor along with bright and sweet, yet tart raspberry. Some maltiness as well.
F - Medium leaning towards full bodied with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O - Really glad I saved this one for winter. Another great dessert beer from the Blackwater Series.
Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Davedrinkinbeer from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured 12oz bottle into a snifter. Beer is a blood orange color, clear but with small artifacts in it (yeast?), had a 1/4" bubbly head that dissappeared in less than a minute. Smell is a perfect blend of white chocolate and raspberry juice, with a small yeast and malt scent mixed in. Taste is first raspberry juice, then the well blended white chocolate joined in. Malt and then faint hops ended the mouthful. Beer is mildly sticky with low carbonation. A slight aftertaste lingers, kinda like a very tasty cough syrup. Alcohol is well hidden throughout the mouthful, almost totally hidden.

This beer is pretty good to me, however some beers of this brand are not quite as good-- almost like the beer is not properly blended. I had one that wasn't blended and it was not good. However my experience has been to wait 3-4 weeks and retry the other beers in the 4 pack-- every beer after this one was blended well and tasted good. This could be a Christmas beer, or winter beer seasonal.
Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours amber in color with a pink hue, one-finger foamy white head has short retention

S- aroma is spot on; creamy white chocolate and vanilla, with a blast of fresh pressed raspberries, reminiscent of a raspberry cordial candy

T- whipped marshmallow and creamy vanilla up front is immediately followed by a hit of tart raspberry. Mid-palate gives some white chocolate notes as the raspberry turns slightly medicinal. The finish gives a cough syrupy raspberry with more vanilla on the linger

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- the white chocolate and raspberry come through on both flavor and aroma, only downside is that the raspberry has a bit of a cough syrup flavor on the finish
Nov 17, 2020
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
From a bottle. Poured out with a quickly fizzling white foam head (a trace lingers behind) with a surprisingly light looking reddish-orange-rasberry body. Scent comes across as quite sweet (unsurprising) with the raspberry coming across first but quickly mixing with the white chocolate to produce a pretty enjoyable (if touch too sweet) scent. Taste has a solid flavor of raspberry and white chocolate with a solid presence of alcohol (it is 10% ABV, so this is not surprising). The feel is lighter bodied, a bit of effervescence on the tongue, and a slightly sweet aftertaste that fights a bit more of the alcohol. This is a nice change of pace but is a bit outside of my baliwick for more dessert oriented beers (which I would prefer a touch heavier in the feel department).
Oct 29, 2020
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Southern Tier makes a line called the Blackwater Series that feature higher octane and flavors. The White Chocolate Raspberry certainly fits that model. It's a stout with an exceptionally sweet and fruity nose. I don't know if pink is the right color but it is definitely a little more red. It tastes just like chocolate raspberry candy and has a very smooth mouthfeel. I would like a little more non-sweetened chocolate notes to contrast the overly sweet raspberry flavor. Like many others of the Blackwater Series, I would definitely drink this again, but it's definitely something to sip and savor.
Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a single 12oz bottle from Kings Beer & Wine 7-22-20 for $4.19. No bottle date visible; consumed 10-13-20.

Beer poured a raspberry red with a pretty good white head with the initial pour.

Nose is chocolate and raspberry forward.

Taste follows the nose with a huge but light malt base displays the adjuncts very well. Finishes warming and sweet. Would make a better winter time dessert beer.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall another good dessert beer from Southern Tier which are always fun to try!
Oct 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This fine brew pours a
luminous ruby tinged amber with a nice head of white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin clumping layer, and shows faint
lacing. Nose of herbal elements with raspberry and
confectioners chocolate (white) with vanilla touches.
Flavors lightly exceed the nose with white chocolate
and raspberry notes with a persistent herbal element
I can not put my finger on. Touches of cola come through
as well on the finish. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium
effervescent carbonation, and a sweet finish that is lightly
dry with a little cloying going on there.

Overall, a unique desert brew.

Split this one.

Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Dum3z from Missouri

Sep 23, 2020
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

2.49/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12oz bottle into a globular glass. No freshness dating could be foud.

Looks good enough In the glass. Slightly hazy amber with pinkish highlights body. Small white head shrinks to a thick ring leaving a little lacing.

Aroma, of chalky raspberry..........

.....and then the taste. Bloody awful. Tastes only of raspberry cough syrup. Slightly metallic. Very medicinal. No chocolate, no abv presence.

Mouth a little about medium. Finish the aforementioned raspberry cough syrup.

Overall, one of the worse beers I've ever had. Down there with Sam Adams cranberry and cherry beers. Drain pour.
Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 3.02 by GracelandII from Virginia

Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 1 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Sep 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Danzifer from Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Doesn't look like a stout at all. Has the viscosity however. Quite interesting. I think this would make an great dessert. Don't even wanna think about the nutrition facts on it :)
Sep 08, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Sep 07, 2020
Rated: 3.51 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

1.72/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
Southern Tier always has some interesting concepts for beers, and this is one that I couldn’t pass up on

Pours a cloudy amber with red glow around the edge and just a finger of white head that quickly fades to a ring of bubbles and leaves minimal lacing

Good lord, this smells fucking awful. The only way I can describe it is cherry cough syrup with sweet vanilla and milk chocolate. This is the most offensive beer I’ve ever smelled

The taste is thankfully not as bad, but still utter garbage. While it starts off with mild vanilla and lightly tart raspberry, this quickly fades to another round of cough syrup, which is slightly (only slightly) less objectionable here. It offers nothing else past this, making it essentially undrinkable

Objectively speaking, the feel on this beer isn’t too bad, actually quite light for 10%, but the awful components can not be ignored. It is smooth and finishes dry, but even that can’t save it

This is supposed to be a milk stout? Where the fuck is the sweet creaminess? Where the fuck is the mild roast? How on earth does this thing call itself a stout?!?! I love most of what Southern Tier puts out, but this was a huge miss. The absolute worst beer I’ve ever had, drainpour immediately after finishing the review. I deserve an apology for having to drink this
Aug 28, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 4.81 by chiefz1 from New York

Aug 08, 2020
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Rated by rmargeson from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer, although great tasting, is more like a raspberry soda. It will be good for an ice cream float. Not the best offering from Southern Iter.
Aug 05, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by DaveCash from New York

Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I don't see a date listed on the bottle.

Appearance: The body of the beer is transparent with a ruby-orange and tea-brown color. It has a short white head that is very short lived. No lacing. There is a thin white ring that remains around the surface when the head is gone.

Aroma: Approaching the glass there is an immediate aroma of chocolate, then a strong vanilla scent. It punches out a raspberry aroma shortly after.The strongest aroma here is vanilla.

Taste: Up front there is a very strong vanilla flavor. This is followed by raspberry and a medicinal flavor in the middle. It tastes a bit like a bitter aspirin. Towards the finish there is a light bit of alcohol, more of that odd aspirin, and a ton of vanilla. The aftertaste is strongly vanilla but as the beer drinking experience goes on, that bitter aspirin flavor starts to build up even more in the aftertaste and fights for competition with the vanilla.

Mouthfeel: It is lighter bodied and there is a hint of alcohol heat. There is an odd bitterness to the beer but it doesn't impact drinkability too much. The beer is surprisingly drinkable.

Overall: It's an odd beer. The label states that this is an "ALE WITH NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS ADDED" but it doesn't state what these are. Fortunately it has a ton of vanilla flavor which is great, but it also has this odd bitter aspirin taste. The label calls this a "White Chocolate Raspberry IMPERIAL WHITE MILK STOUT." There was some obvious raspberry flavor and aroma to the beer, and it came across as chocolate on the nose. As a whole the beer is a very odd combination of flavors that didn't quite work well together. It's worth drinking for the vanilla character, but the rest of it is either lost in the background or tastes strange. I can't say I'd recommend it unless you want to try something new or different. I doubt I would buy it again.

It's a miss for Southern Tier and a miss for the Blackwater Series in my book. I bought a four-pack thinking it would be another great beer and I wish I had bought a single.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle from the Packie served at room temp.
Pink red in color with a huge amount of carbonation and head. Initial nose is cough syrup fruitiness. Flavor is kind of the same. Bits of white chocolate with a syrupy fruit that feels artificial. Light coffee, alcohol and little else. Interesting but I couldn't drink more than one.
Jul 31, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Jul 30, 2020
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