sailracer (353) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a light reddish amber with a bit of haze. Has a light raspberry smell and mild flavor. I didnít really taste the alcohol in this like in many other strong beers. It went down very smoothly.
alexsdad06 (3803) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from cletus. Pours a reddish amber color with a medium sized pinkish head. The aroma is raspberries with some sweet caramel and lightly toasted bread. The flavor is heavy on raspberries with a mildly tart component. Alcohol is warming. This is a bit thin for my liking, but the flavors are decent.
rocbyter (1830) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong raspberry aroma with a light amount of malt. Clear reddish color with a medium off white head. Mild beginning with a sweet and tart finish. High carbonation.
bvc (1121) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, thanks Ben. Clear copper orangish amber. Sticky malt sweetness, plenty of raspberry, apple, light smoke and maple as well as vodka. Apple, light raspberry, burnt sugar, vodka, darker malt...thiner body but adequate carbonation. As a fruit beer, itís fine but not mind blowing. As a barelywine, like the label says, it isnít close to style.
Tmoney99 (9581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear reddish amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart raspberry fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart raspberry sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet fruit finish of moderate to long duration. Refreshing drinkable fruit beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber color with a decent white head and a bit of light lacing on the way down. The nose carries quite a bit of raspberry along with some caramel malts and a bit of toasted bread as well. The flavor isnít quite as multi-faceted as the nose, with the raspberries really taking over and everything else taking a back seat. The feel is fairly sweet with a bit of raspberry tartness. Medium body. Overall, a bit heavy on the raspberries. Perhaps a candidate for aging.
AirForceHops (2350) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. used a pint glass. The color is deep clear ruby. Nose is heavy raspberry with a light tart cherry in the background. . Taste is all raspberry, lightly tart in the finish. A bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is slightly tart with a bitter alcohol bite to finish. Over all the raspberry does a great job hiding the high alcohol. Itís an ok brew if you like raspberry, otherwise I would say skip it. Nothing to get anyone excited here. Maybe it would do better aged.
johnnnniee (1820) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I suspect this bottle is from 2008, but I canít be sure.
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a short, tight, bubbly off white head. A constant carb stream rises from the bottom of my glass like bubbles in a fish tank. Smells sweet and malty with layers of caramel, raisins, cherries, toffee, lightly tart raspberries. The flavor starts off sweet with caramel and toffee, but almost immediately is overcome by raspberries. The raisins, cherries and prunes battle to be the dominant flavor half way through and linger with a bit of fusel alcohol in the finish. Sweet sticky mouthfeel, medium body and level of carbonation. Nice sipper if not a little sweet. A little less raspberry and fusel heat would help this one immensely.
deyholla (5374) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at EBF. Poured a clear amber with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a good amount of raspberry with sweet bread and biscuit backing. Flavor started with sweet grains and breads with a nice growing raspberry note that balanced the beer.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is of raspberries - tart and fruity with undertones of caramel, toast, and a touch of iced tea. Pours dark reddish(raspberry color) brown with a thin non lasting head. Tart fresh raspberry flavors on top or some caramel and toast. Raspberries throughout, malt base here and there, some alcohol shows up in the finish. Malty, but fruity with nice fresh characteristics balances the beer. Perhaps a touch thin, but I really liked this one and would drink again.