Gary (1843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottled) The concept of a raisin beer is cool , especially in something like an Imperial stout , this is ok for what it is. butterscotch like malt nose , with earthy hops , but im not getting raisins. Its rich and malty , there are some raisin like notes on the palate , but subtle for a beer that has raisins in the name and bottle pic. Its more like when you get raisin flavours in big dark Belgians or Stouts.
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma is overwhelmingly Californian raisins. Some citrusy-piney hop aroma too. Bubbles line the glass. Off white head that quickly disappears.Clear amber coloured beer. Medium bitterness with sweet notes. Lively carbonation, a bit of a nasty after taste.
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark copper colour with a slightly soapy somewhat lasting white thin head. Smells of bitter malt, grape Crush and hops. Slightly chemically.. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel malt start and a bittersweet fuity finish. Tastes like someone poured grape Crush into by bitter. Lightly toasted with sweet rasin. Smooth but a little heavy.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle; 50cl, Morrison’s supermarket.
Poured into Wandsworth beer festival glass, no head, golden copper appearance, murky. Aroma is very sweet malts. raisins and toffee. Taste is raisins, sweet malts, toffee, some butterscotch, metallic off-taste, bone dry texture, very very malty, caramel and plum. Feel this has been kept badly and is a little shot.
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Beer colour Sherry Medium Dry, aromas of ripe fruits, malt, honey and plum, Sherry-Marsala. The taste is slight, very fruity, grape juice and Marc, hints of Pineau des Charentes. The flavors come together without fusing, dry fruits, almond, aromatic bitterness, earthy and grassy.
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a orange to nutty color. Clear. Forms a small fizzy white head. Small retention and some lacings left
S: Sweet and fruity in the nose. Mainly caramel malts with notes of raisins. Metallic. Notes of leather. Yeasts and some flowery hops in the end
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront. Toffee, caramel, caramel malts, raisins, yeasts and flowery hops. Metallic too. Good hoppy bitterness
M: Light watery body. Medium to low carbonation. Light bitter aftertaste
O: Medium drinkability. Well, not bad since I’ve paid only 1 CHF (around 1 dollar) for the bottle
[ BA Review @ 9/22/2012 ]
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
from Asda, aroma of dark fruits, not sure if raisns. Nice rich copper redish colour clear with no head, medium sweetness, light a bit sharpy bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, not sure about this beer, average ale from my point of view
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy gold with a small white thin head. Lots of scent - obvious raisins, boiled plums, a lovely malt sweetness about it. Some banana. In the mouth, the raisin becomes a bit more clarified. Dried fruits and a light grape. Sweetness on the tongue, followed by a bitter finish and some more banana. Pleasant enough, and surprisingly deep. Finish could be a little longer.
scotty (1137) - SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Slightly hazy head white and fading fast. Nose fruity and spicy, palate is smooth and overwhelmingly bland, only flavour is a hint of bitter fruit on the finish. A poor Cains brew, nice idea but needs some work methinks.
ralphdot (1029) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
5.0% amber colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, taste is surprisingly raisins with some vanilla.