brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Home. Thanks, Jake. Mahogany colored beer with some thick khaki foam. Smells like BBQ potato chips. Tons of roast, vinous dark fruits, and oak. Quite a strong balsamic character to it. Lots of lemon, tangy fruit, and sweet raspberry jam. Not as good as the regular raspberry origins.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged ~2 years. Deep plummy brown, thin fading light beige head. Big tart earthy raspberry aroma with dark malts and earthy tart sour acidity. Surprisingly smooth and really great flavor with earthy dark acidic tartness, loads of cherry and raspberry, and dark sweet malts. Tart but fleshy fruity sweet and sumptuously dark.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, dark malt, raspberry, and light chocolate. Very acidic, but nice. Would have again.
kraddel (5201) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to Geoff. Pours dark, brown with a red glow. Huge white head. Smell is fresh, nicely sour, big grainprofile. Taste is sharp , sour, dry, oak. Not much raspberries tbh.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, 2013 vintage. pours cloudy reddish brown with a steady medium beige head. Aroma black forest fruits, fresh BlackBerry, cassis, and some liquirice. Just a hint of lacto. Medium sour start, roastiness in the middle, together with the sweet notes, acidic finish. Taste is a kind of malt roastiness, mixed with cranberries. Nice.
bursprak (1711) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Pour is burgundy with a huge frothy tan head. Nose is lightly acidic, raspberries, cranberries and leather. Taste is acidic, lots of balsamico, vanilla, tart raspberries, cranberries, leather with some oaky notes.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish black tan head. Nose/taste of raspberry, oak, whiskey, cocoa and sour dark fruit. Medium body.
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red brown pour with tan head. Sweet raspberry and tart aromas, hints of sweet dark tones. Very tart raspberry, jam and sweet flavors.
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Kays tasting, big thanks to Paul, 30/12/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering.
Nose is wooded, tarte bery fruit, ladies tights with sweat, popcorn, nutty, red berry linger, varnish, vanilla.
Taste comprises tangy raspberry, light wood, tarte red berry must.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic rise in the close with tarte red berry puckering.
Decent dark sour.
wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 10/27/13 from a waxed and capped 375mL bottle, big thanks to Curtis for sharing. Pours dark cola brown with a thick tan head that that slowly recedes to sticky, messy lace. The nose is just like a chocolate covered raspberry with a very sour red wine vinegar note, and plenty of dark roast. The flavor is very sour up front and again in the finish, with chocolate covered raspberries, and much less roast than in the nose. The body is medium and tannic with very lively carbonation and a long very sour chocolate covered raspberry finish.