tmongoose (1593) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had on draft at dark horse brewery. solid brownish color with tan head. the aroma was of raspberry and chocolate....i picked up on that faster than the raspberry. but as i sipped on it definite push for the berry. for me this would be a great beer on a cool night but in the heat of summer i’d opt for something else...shame i couldnt get a growler of this anyways...the maltiness and the chocolate hold this beer together and it’s very good.
keepersj12 (2878) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty indeed. On tap at Hawthornes in Philly. Pours a very dark brown with a tint of red. The head is thick and dense. The aroma has a lot of raspberry in it. Very wine like. Sweet and inviting. The flavor has a lot of raspberry in it as well along with a malty backbone. Not really a very good summer beer, made more for sipping. Wait until after dark or have it with dessert.
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in Snifter at the Dark Horse brew pub. Pours an opaque black with a big dark brown head. Big raspberry aroma. Tastes like rasbberry also, but don’t want to make it sound too fruity. To me it was definitely like a stout in feel. Plenty of chocolate malts. Good lacing. The bartender told me this was closer to 14% and I won’t doubt it because I could feel the alcohol right away although it was pretty drinkable for something that strong. I continue to be amazed at the great beers that come out of this brewery
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at hopcat. black body with medium beige head. big stout characteristics. seriously is like a chocolate covered raspberry...lots of roasted malt..great stuff
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Everything this guy under me said was pretty much true except the color was way darker.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Deep opaque brown body, thin tan head. Looks like a stout with reddish highlights. Super-sweet nose with raspberry, sugars, and warming alcohol. Intense, fruity body, dominated by raspberry, with unfermented sugars and prickly alcohol. A rich, slow sipper, a tad rough.