Imperial Raspberry Truffle
Lupulin Brewing

Imperial Raspberry TruffleImperial Raspberry Truffle
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Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #243
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,687
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.27%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
23
From:
Lupulin Brewing
 
Minnesota, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
90
Outstanding
Imperial Raspberry TruffleImperial Raspberry Truffle
Notes: Imperial chocolate porter aged with over 15 lbs per barrel of raspberries.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lupulin Imperial Raspberry Truffle Porter, 9% ABV. Pours black and moderately thick with a 2+ finger light brown head that left foamy lacing. Nose is light raspberry, taste follows, a bit sweet a bit tart, almost no bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. Not tasting any truffles, but who would want mushrooms in a beer (other than Snörkel).

Mar 08, 2020
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown (near black) with a thick mocha colored head that has decent retention and leaves great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, raspberry and chocolate. Flavor follows the nose with raspberry being the more pronounced flavor, sweet but not cloying. Feel is medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall a very nice dessert beer.

Feb 21, 2020
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feloniousmonk from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, slim brown ring of foam, reddish tint.

In the nose: Raspberry on top, dark malts and chocolate just below. Sweet 'n' tart. Highly likable.

In the mouth: Big fruity, chocolate and raspberry. Deeply decadent. Lush and lovely. Rich and delicious. I am enjoying this. Raspberry flavor bumps up against bittersweet chocolate, again and again. Just about wonderful.

Go out and get you some. You won't be sorry.

Feb 04, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. One of a special 4-pack of Lupulin truffle beers. Stamped can date is '11/05/18'.
Dark cola colored body. Skiff of head upon pouring quickly disappears. Dots of lacing slide back down into body.
Aroma of raspberry and chocolate. Roasted malts underneath.
Taste is a melding of tart raspberry and chalky chocolate. Roasted malt body. No bitterness. The taste is a teetering between the fruit and the bean.
Mouth feel is medium. Lower carbonation.
Good solid porter base allows the raspberry and the chocolate to balance against each other to create a taste profile that is sweet and tart. Neither wins against the other but the enjoyment is how the two add on tastes resonate within the tasting experience.

Feb 14, 2019
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Imperial Raspberry Truffle pours an almost black color, with no head. Looks like soda. Big sweet aroma, with lots of raspberries. Flavor is big and sweet, lots of raspberry, with chocolate mixed in, tastes like a fruit filled candy bar. Good body and feel. Overall, very sweet, like a candy bar, save it for desert.

Jan 13, 2019
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morimech from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the imperial truffle porter 4-pack of 12 oz cans. Not much in the way of head but otherwise looks nice. Timid aroma with just a hint of raspberry. Flavor is much better than the chocolate version of this beer. More complex flavor and not as much alcohol heat. The raspberry is not overbearing but complimenting the porter base. Nice body and carbonation.

Nov 25, 2018
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ThomasHall from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Lupulin. Dark dark pour. Some raspberry on the nose. Comes through much more on the taste. Well balanced with the chocolate. Really delicious.

Mar 16, 2016
Imperial Raspberry Truffle from Lupulin Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 23 ratings