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.
j12601 (9050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear dark brown with a faint tanned white head at the edges. Big stone fruit and yeast on the nose, a soft bit of cocoa and some papery oxidization. Medium-bodied, sweet and fruity, berries over warming sweet alcohol, roast and cocoa. Raspberry and chocolate syrup through warm booze, fruity yeast.
Beffrey2 (36) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty Ale. You can really taste the raspberry. Slight bitter but well balanced. Did not notice much lace or head. Would drink again
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. This sounds much better than it is in reality. The chocolate and raspberry flavors seem to be fighting. The creaminess of the malt is interrupted by the tartness of the berries with a boozyness that doesn’t help. I like the idea, but not quite there.
cheap (5071) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
From my future son in law. Smells like alarming volatile fruit. First taste is a big alky whallop. Yes, quite high in alky impact. Alky overcomes the whole personality of this brew. Way over the top, you’d never know its a fruit beer, heheh. Yes, this is black beer but its not stoutish at all.
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from August NC trip. Belgian pale with raspberry and chocolate. Understated flavours. Drinkable but not for everybody.
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bobby’s tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of red wine, roast chocolate, black raspberry, oak, vanilla and coconut. Medium body.
vtafro (5902) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light fruit and other malt aromas. Chocolate, roasted tones, bit of liquor barrel tones.
geologyguy (1214) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little sour and medium bitter good strong flavor, light dark cherry, hint of cough syrup...decent
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium, tan head. The aroma is bitter chocolate, tart raspberries, some earthiness, and a little cinnamon. Mild sweetness, with a significant bitterness and just a hint of tartness. Medium body, lightly acidic, sticky and astringent. Overall, this is a nice attempt, but it is much too bitter. Not really pleasant to drink.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome aroma of decadent chocolate with a pinch of raspberries at the end. So much chocolate. Taste brings the baker's cocoa powder forward, yet cannot assemble itself into an equally impressive flavor profile. Solid nonetheless.