Stallhagen Raspberry Stout is a rich and boldly tasty “graduation beer” by brewmaster Jonas Backlund. Aficionado of dark chocolate, Backlund was enjoying a raspberry-chocolate dessert and was inspired to try his hand on a matching beer. The result of his exciting combination of seven malts and fresh raspberries is a pleasurably smooth beer with intriguing complexity.
Raspberry Stout is licorice-black with a rather modest head of toffee color. Aroma has roasted tones and rich maltiness, hints of chocolate and piquant berries. Full-bodied mouthfeel. The generous, complex and memorable taste is well structured with flavor elements of the malt combination in harmonious balance. A touch of sweetness rounds the tartness and acidity of fresh berries. The Tradition-hop brings a touch of flowery bitterness; the finish is long and elegant.