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Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.6/5
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393 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
393
pDev:
13.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 393 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Rojada1988
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Braz
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Parkway Tavern. Reddish brown in color with a thin head that fades to a ring around edge of glass. Aromatics of raspberry like fruit and some dark chocolate. Tastes a bit fruity with dark chocolate undertones. Bitter aftertaste. Body is thin for an Imperial Stout. Sounded interesting but didn't really work for me.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Russian Imperial Stout, with raspberries. 9.3% ABV.

Cast in solid ebony, with a lush, creamy, meringue-like dollop of froth capping it off, leaving lace. Looks utterly lovely.

Aroma: fruit greets the nose right off, with cocoa, raisins, and other dark fruit sensations coming right behind. Slightly tart, a little sweet, while still rich and malty in the nose.

Taste: Mmm, there it is, again, gripping the palate, true raspberry flavor, sliding over a coating of chocolate and coffee. More tart, more sweet, more rich and delicious. A little rum in here, some molasses, a trickle of anise.
This works together. They really deliver. This has subtle, wonderful interplay, and, damn it, it really rocks.

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Photo of TheTinDoor
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a CCB snifter

A- pours black with a half finger tan head that quickly fades away to nothingess. Man, disappointing as hell...

S- nice smash of raspberries in the nose, along with a slight bit of chocolate...very nice

T- tart raspberries, chocolate, lots of roast. Pretty nice, very different

M- medium bodied. Not overly thick. Nicely balanced

O- very interesting beer, and I'm a fan of it. The price was a little much, but it's pretty close to being worth it

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Photo of litheum94
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of csustar001
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tdm168
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - black with a thin white head that has little retention

S - coffee, faint roasted malts, faint raspberries

T - big raspberry flavor up front, tart, sweet, chocolate, roasted malts, some alcohol in the finish

M - full bodied, smooth, warm, well carbonated

This is a nice twist to a big stout. The base stout would have been delicious if it had stood alone, but the raspberries came through added a great unique flavor. They were forward, tart, and the fruit blended greatly with the dark malts of the stout. This beer was complex and very flavorful. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of SBoyar1
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of azdback
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BruceBruce
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Cjtytler
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of wakadaka
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber split 2 ways

A: Good and dark, Tannish head, with good lacing to the bottom

S: Raspberries initially, with chocolate

T: Raspberry up front, tart, turning malty sweet with chocoalte, returning to raspberry for a long tart finish.

M: Medium bodied, zippy on the sides of the licker. Nicely carbonated.

O: Very nice. I suppose some age would mute the zippiness and add more caramel or raisin, but a pleasantly enjoyable beer right now. A touch more body would benefit it right now as well.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

A: Pours a very dark reddish brown with a fair amount of dark tan head. The head dissipates to a ring around the edge of the glass with spotty film on the surface.

S: Sweet heavy raspberry with a thick malt base.

T: Strong and sweet, with the raspberry note present but not quite as prominent as the smell suggests. The finish is slightly bitter and the raspberry also comes through a bit more.

M: Full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, good, but not outstanding. The raspberry does add and interesting touch, but it's otherwise an unremarkable imperial stout.

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Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jbaker67
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of YourOnlyMan
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Zorro
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown colored ale with a tall brown colored head.

Smells of raspberry and chocolate with some bitter coffee aroma. Coffee candy malt scent with a little razzles candy to it.

Starts out sweet with a distinct raspberry taste. Chocolate and bitterness appear after the initial taste. Warming in the chest can't really taste the alcohol though. And that is about it, raspberry, chocolate and coffee.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer on the sweet side of stout. Really more of a porter, it is worth a try.

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Photo of theminutemen
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Vancoubeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 393 ratings
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