Scratch Beer 128 - 2013 (Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout) | Tröegs Brewing Company

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33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with decadent dark Belgian chocolate and an abundance of tart raspberry purée, Scratch #128 is an enticing Stout brimming with optimism. Each passing sip reveals its enduring charm and infinite merriment. The addition of Westmalle yeast (a Trappist yeast strain) enhances the flavor and texture of the ale, giving it an authentic Belgian flair. Since chocolate and raspberry complement each other so impeccably, Scratch #128 is sure to put you in a right jovial mood!

Added by orangesol on 01-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Sampled at EBF. Pours a very dark brown.

S-I love raspberries but was unsure as to how I would enjoy this beer as I haven't been very enamored with any Belgian stouts. The nose didn't wow me really. Bitter chocolate, Belgian yeast, roast and a hint of raspberries.

T-Thef labor was a different story. The raspberry really pops. It also goes really well with the chocolate flavor. The best part was that it even worked really well with the Belgian yeast. I felt that the raspberry softened the conflict between the stout flavors and the Belgian yeast. It worked.

M-Medium bodied. High carbonation. I enjoyed that it wasn't very thick.

O/D-I had to try it but was expecting not to like it very much. I ended up really enjoying it.

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Scratch Beer 128 - 2013 (Belgian Chocolate Raspberry Stout) from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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