5 Seasons Raspberry TruffAle
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With the permission (and blessing) of Avery Brewing Company, Boulder Colorado, we are pleased to introduce the Raspberry TruffAle. Brewed with 25 pounds of unsweet Swiss chocolate and 150 pounds of fresh raspberries, the TruffAle is dark, rich, perfect to savor or enjoy as a dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3727) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Pours a deep opaque chocolaty brown with a fairly thick tan head. Tempting aroma is strongly of chocolate, with hints of raspberries, roast coffee and sweetness. Flavor is chocolaty and malty with a hint of raspberry and hops, and a sweet touch. Texture is smooth, edgy, and just a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Draft. Dark, blackish-ruby color. A bit opaque. Thin, tan head. Aroma of raspberry and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor is really nice. The raspberries provide a nice tartness that is balanced by the hints of cocoa. Finish is clean and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Appearance: Deep, dark brown body with some ruby-hued tones and a thin, off-white head. Smell: Sharply tart scent of raspberries overlaying a subdued dark maltiness. The chocolate component, even upon warming, doesn’t develop beyond a mild note of chocolate powder. Taste: Lightly sweet dark malts with a touch of roasted grains. Tart raspberry juice. Mild chocolate taste that arises somewhat upon warming. Very mild bitterness. Very minute tastes of roast and fruit on the dry, relatively clean finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A decent fruit beer, but it does leave you wanting for more raspberries and more chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Tart raspberry and chocolate on the nose. Deep mahogany with a creamy tan head and lace. Sweet malt chocolate and light raspberry. A bit aggressive carbonation on a medium bodied beer. Very nice clinging even bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is caramel, roast, some crystal malt, dark chocolate, and sweet raspberries. Flavor is caramel, raspberries, roast, chocolate, and a bitter grassy finish. Ar 6 ap 3 f 6 p 3 o 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3179) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2008
This was a bit of a disappointment. The color was rich and dark and the aroma was fresh raspberries. The flavor was unfortunately thinner than expected. Not a bad beer, just not the one I expected from the description.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Poured a nut brown with a foamy head. Big aroma of raspberry. Musty flavor with bitter chocolate and indeterminate fruit. Slightly weird salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2009
This is one of my least favorite beers at 5 seasons. It’s very tart and acidic in the nose, but than follows through into a lackluster malt background, that has some sweet chocolate notes along with some dried raspberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Dark raspberry juice burgundy color. Small head in the sample glass. Lots of fruit balanced by a mild malty backbone. Is juicy, fruity, and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Dark brown with a pinkish accent. The aroma and palate are remarkably similar - raspberry and chocolate. Pretty good, given the concept.

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