Raspberry Imperial Stout

Thanks to Matt, BA SilentSabre for the opportunity to try this.

At first glance this appears to pour jet black with a small coffee colored head with some garnet hues, but a closer look reveals a dark raspberry red/brownish color. This color is especially vivid when there is only a very small amount in the glass.

Aroma is a milk chocolate sweetness and a hint of fruit but nothing close to the strong smells that some others have reported.

Thin in the mouth, and that respect this is barely stout-like at all, so I think the Fruit Beer moniker is correct. The raspberries are muted to me. They cut in right at the finish, but do not linger. What does linger is the acidic tartness which could be from a number of different fruits. Some milk chocolate cooking chocolate bitterness too.

Interesting beer, but I would certainly NOT call this a stout, more like a fruit infused Schwarzbier.

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03/10/2007
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.58
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