maslupulos (39) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking beer from Big Boss. Deep dark pour with a little bit of tan head. Smells of toasted malts, caramel, cherries, and, of course, raspberries. Silky smooth taste, with dark chocolate and just the right amount of fruit, subtle and not overwhelming. This beer definitely surprised me.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Near black brew with some tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, raspberry, some chocolate. Lots of raspberry flavor, smooth and chocolaty.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at thirsty monk. This is the bourbon barrel version but even without that influence it just doesn’t work. Pours ruby tinged dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells like raspberries and chocolate which dont go well together and then they add bourbon. No! Tastes like it smells muddled. It just doesn’t work for me.
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as night with a deep head. Aroma was lightly roasted, raspberry- but not overpowering, dark fruits, light sourness. Full bodied. Flavor starts stout like, moving to sour raspberry, dark fruits, roasted malts, cocoa. Finish was long and lightly sour. Very well done.
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to Geoff. Black stout like pour. Chocolate and slight raspberry throughout. Tartness to finish. Almost a Black IPA mixed with raspberry.
bubbleflubber (1743) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewgrass 2012 - pours black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby-mahogany fringes. The nose is of cigar tobacco, dark esters, and sours. Favors are derivative of raspberries, sour and estery, with slight notes of cocoa, smoke, tobacco leaves, and finishing with a sour close. The finish is again sour and medium-lingering. The mouthfeel is lightly active for a medium bodied estery brew; substantial on the palate. Nice fruit offering here, with many smoked complexities rearing their heads after the pull has commenced.
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patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found in old notes before I tossed them, RBSG 2010 - Berry smell, the flavor is big on the fruit with plenty of berries, a little roasted character, a medium body, and it has a sour character to it. Okay.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. MUCH better on tap. Raspberry aroma but of an unpleasant sour aroma too. Strong chocolate malt flavor pairs well with raspberries. Head retention needs improvement.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a really interesting beer. Not what I expected at all. Has the aroma and palate of a raspberry port wine; a little harsh in smell and on the palate, but in an intriguing way. I’m not a fan of fruit beers, but I’m glad I tried that one...
jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Pours dark brown. Spicy yeast and a little bit of the berries stood out. A pretty good beer.