Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Raspberry Russian Imperial StoutRaspberry Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smulkowski on 03-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
392
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.85%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
70
For Trade:
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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of wordemupg
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this one at a tasting a ways back…
Jammy as can be, raspberries are massive; I’m impressed by how much fruits shining through all the dark malty notes. 2012 bottles peaked at this point with a touch of oxidization but has held up fairly well

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Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryW
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I remember being unimpressed by this beer when I had it this past spring, as if it was just an ordinary imperial stout (it was a bit thin), with very little raspberry flavoring.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black colour with a two finger thick tan head with great retention. The nose leads with a rich raspberry smell along with the usually stout aromas like roasted coffee, dark chocolate and maybe molasses. Honestly those second aromas are pretty hard to pick out through the sweetness. Now the flavour is a complete switch around with burnt coffee, bakers chocolate and that definite molasses taste almost hiding any raspberry flavour. As the beer warmed up the raspberry sweetness made a bit of an appearance through the otherwise bitter beer. The carbonation is quite mild and the body in the medium to full range. The high alcohol is hidden quite well with minimal burn but a nice warmness. Not as sweet as I expected based on the nose but tasty and pretty complex beer.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate and residual sugar notes is pretty enticing. Taste is a nice mix of fresh raspberry juice with some chocolate notes and some residual sugar. Body is thinner then I was expecting with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix thought a little bit thinner then I was expecting.

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Photo of zotzot
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.31/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(2013 Release) Black with clarity under cap; lite tan foam that faded quickly; spotty lace. Raspberry and chocolate nose. Raspberry and bittersweet dark chocolate. Lite carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Chocolate covered berry linger. Overall a little lite, and sugary.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

RIS'12.
Poured into pint.
Opaque black with solid tan head, god retention.
Smell and taste - classic IS - roasted, coffee, chocolate, subtle raspberry.
Actually niсe beer, medium body, soft carbonation, well-balanced.
Raspberry stout as it has to be, no less.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevindp9
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lighter color than most stouts, this one comes in solidy in brown territory. Aroma of burnt/roasted malt and fruity berry. A little bit of cocao.

Taste was minorly fruity/tart, alcohol too pungent. Coffee malt. Mouthfeel thin. Too much dark fruit bitterness, thought raspberry would sweeten it up, this just tastes bitter, dark etc. . .

Bomber format sucks. Then again, who wants to drink six of this marginal brew. No off flavors. Too much of what I don't want, not enough of what I do.

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Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redliner8
4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of killcore
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAF
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HalfFull
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber into a large wine glass, this pours a deep and dark brown though not quite black in color. Mostly clear, with a touch of blue in the light, and with a thin yet resilient cap of foam.

Nose is sweet and fruity and there is surely some raspberry there. Though more slick malts with a touch of roast and muddled berry present themselves. Taste follows with fruit and sweet malts, along with a touch of grainy texture. Not much as for roasted malts here or anything near 'dry'. But then I think that that's the point. Touch of ethanol on the nose at times after the cap settles.

Finish is lightly viscous and semi-sweet and offers more berry muddled malts and again some supporting texture to balance. Not overly complex in nature but pleasant across the board. I assumed this bottle had a couple years on it and I now see that it was a one-off bottled in Dec. 2012. New to me so not sure how it was stored.

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Photo of Mikestaf
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 392 ratings.
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