Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Raspberry Export Stout

Category: Flavored Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Raspberry Export Stout

Category: Flavored Stout

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7.5%
Dark walnut color. Aromas of chocolate covered raspberries, cedar shavings, and mint tea with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and an even, intriguing, medium-length fruit punch, grape soda, chocolate covered espresso bean, and acai finish. A sweet, berry inflected stout to serve well-chilled.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered raspberries, cedar shavings, and mint tea
Taste Flavor: fruit punch, grape soda, chocolate covered espresso bean, and acai
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, berry inflected stout to serve well-chilled.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

Their Portfolio

84 Vancouver Island Brewing Gladstone Brewing Collaboration Burton Ale 7.5% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator 30th Anniversary Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Ukidama Lychee Yuzu Saison 4.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose 5.0% (Canada)
86 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.8% (Canada)
95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 4.8% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Dortmunder Lager 4.8% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA 6.2% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA 6.0% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Faller Northwest Pale Ale 5.4% (Canada)
90 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.6% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose 2.4% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Castles in the Sand Saison 6.7% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)

Flavored Stout

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored stouts are brown to dark brown and average between 6.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Rogue Double Chocolate Stout, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and New Glarus Coffee Stout.