Strykzone (6048) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Huge Gusher! Seemed like it would never stop. Very dark beer with a tan head. Seemingly eternal retention. Huge raspberry aroma with a little chocolate. The flavor begins with more chocolate than berry. Later a little zest is noticed and the finish is almost like a raspberry sherbert ice cream. Really easy to drink and nicely balanced. Better than others of its genre. I would LOVE this except for that gushing foam.
hayduke (4294) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. This was a gusher upon opening. So iI started out with a glass of foam. The head retention was amazing so I had a glass of foam for about 10 minutes. When I finally got some beer to look at it was pretty much dark brown, almost black. The head it tan. Light to medium body and a very smooth mouth feel. Nose is raspberry and candy chocolate. Flavor is first the raspberry and then the chocolate. Good balance though. Finished with raspberry zest if there is such a thing. Drink easily and is enjoyable. .
JohnGalt1 (1219) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
the brew is dark dark brown, but a little bit of ruby appears near the stem-end of my glass... light brown head doesn’t stick around for too long, but decent lacing persists.
The nose delivers on both the chocolate and raspberry front.... Plenty of both. I would guess the base beer is a lighter flavored porter or even a brown ale. Most malt character is blown out by the raspberry flavors... the fruit seems artificial and one dimensional.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a lingering fake raspberry/chocolate cordial essence on the finish.
Body is a bit heavier than medium and carbonation is a touch light.
jake65 (3126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ CF Barrelhouse. Pours a deep brown color, topped with a thin beige head. Nose is mild... Roast, coco, and faint raspberries. More ’umph’ in the taste and more emphasis on chocolate covered raspberries. Really a nice surprise, but I realized the base beer is Augustus and that’s been my favorite CF brew so far. I’d certainly drink this again.
maxwelldeux (4271) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown color with a fairly thick tan head on there. Nose has some slight chocolate to it, but is overwhelmed by raspberry notes to it. Taste is remarkably light and awfully fruity, with just a hint of roasting and chocolate to it. Not bad, but not my style.
jtclockwork (12139) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Pours very dark brown/black with tan head. Nose and taste of raspberry, dark chocolate, roast chocolate, roast coffee and earth. Medium body. Great balance with the chocolate upfront developing into a raspberry cordial finish.
IndianaRed (3223) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Dark brown and a thin fleeting head. Warm malty arom of dark chocolate malts and cherries. Nice cherry flavor late, but not sour. Cherry cordial, dare I say? Not bad.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a tan ring head. Malty choco aroma with nuts, mild molasses and unbuttered popcorn. Tangy bitter chocolate flavor and you can taste the cherries in the aftertaste. Fairly thin body and feel. Not bad.
stevoj (3309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and smoky, roast grains with a sweet aroma of berries. Hard to discern if it’s real juice or concentrate. Berries dominate the aroma, but taste has nice blend of the dark grains and fruit. Finish concentrates on the smoky malt. For a fruit beer, this is not light. Different.
BuckeyeBoy (4437) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at crooked fence barrel house. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is pretty good chocolate sweetness raspberry and some cocoa. Taste is as the nose with a good balance of roast malts berries and dark chocolate. The best of the day.