McGuire's Raspberry Imperial Stout | McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin

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McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin
Florida, United States
mcguiresirishpub.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ktrillionaire on 03-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Brewers Ball. I thought McGuire's two BFBC gold medalists (this, and Millenium) were outstanding. This was the stunner of the whole event, for me (along with my various impromptu blendings of Hunahpu.)

A - It pours a deep brown, capped with a medium-brown head, just a good-looking stout. I do not see any pinkish hue, despite the raspberry inclusion.

S - I am surprised by this. There seems to be an English Stout or Irish Dry Stout aspect to the nose, as it is quite peaty and woody, and seems to have a very soft bouquet of berry-fruit, beyond the obvious raspberry contribution. The berries seem to have a hugely natural aroma, like a raspberry bush as much as the fruit itself. Interesting nose, very pleasant.

T - The taste is reminiscent of raspberry jelly on pumpernickel toast, in the best possible incarnation of such a flavor. The deep roasted malt flavor is delivered upon a less-viscous body, allowing for complexity without overwhelming intensity. Hops make a big impact here, contributing a woody toasted cedar impression that is just spicy enough to be the perfect foil to the raspberry fruitiness. And the raspberry, well, it is a delectable and sublime addition, delicately balanced to provide intrigue and nuance without dumbing-down the intracacies in this brew's flavor.

M - The feel is hugely enhancing. The lighter body prevents any cloying sensation from the natural sweetness of raspberry, and the low-soft carbonation gives it a silky, velvety feel.

D - This is one of the most drinkable Double Stouts I've ever had. Top-to-bottom, this is an exquisitely nuanced brew.

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McGuire's Raspberry Imperial Stout from McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin
4.65 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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