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%
 
 
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11
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70
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Widmer Brothers Brewing - Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout '12 [Stout ale brewed with raspberries with raspberries added] (220z ---> Dogfish Head Curved Pint Glass : 9.3% ABV)
With the Olympics having recently ended, I felt comfortable enjoying a new Russian stout without feeling it was overload, and on a windy, snowy day like today it felt appropriate to have myself a winter warmer... A semi-aggressive pour aided in a 3 finger sandy/khaki head with, dare I say, enormous bubbles, which faded at a moderately slow pace, leaving nice lacing on its' departure... A decent retentive cap sits atop this nearly pitch black brew, with the raspberry aromas already presenting themselves... So obviously, raspberry is prominent on the nose, but the alcohol seems to be presenting itself not far behind it, with traces of cocoa shining through from time to time... First taste is much like the aroma in it being extremely fruit forward, but a hop bitterness is also there which pair together quite nicely, but again the alcohol isn't far behind... As the tastes fade, there's some chocolate that becomes more pronounced and adds a touch of bitterness to the lasting raspberry flavors, with some bready notes in there also... The mouthfeel is quite nice, especially for a this style, as I find many stouts tend to be either too thin or far to chewy... The fruit flavors match the fullness in this beer very well, as it goes down smooth while retaining a nice "jammy" mouthfeel similar to a nice full bodied red, but enough carbonation so that it had some softness also... A classy representation of a very straight forward fruit based stout, though not extremely complex, the flavor profile is very pleasant... My only qualm with this beer is that the alcohol warmth was very prevalent, not to the point of displeasure, but it walked the thresholds of annoyance while I tried to enjoy this otherwise tasty ale... Another good brew - Cheers!!

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

03/10/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Not what I expected. Only the slightest hint of raspberry. A gentle taste of stout to say the least. This is a quirky drink that evades my description & I guess that's what lead to the confusing title.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Very enjoyable

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

2012 bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.12/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

I've been aging this Russian Imperial Stout since last year. It has held up quite well, I get a lot of raspberry in the smell, nice chocolate and oak flavors in the taste. The carbonation is light and appropriate for a robust stout. There is some astringency as it warms and that takes away from the beer, but that comes with the territory.

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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, roast malt, fairly harshly bitter, coffee aroma, with a touch of raspberry sweetness. Flavor is just too overly harsh to be enjoyable. Needs more specialty malt character to give it depth.

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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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