PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First time with this one. Was generally pleasantly surprised.
Aroma was very fresh and fruity with a healthy dose a fruity perfumy alcohol. Often times with these dogfish beers I get a ton of fusel alcohol and it comes off excessive and artificial. Some similar notes to a framboise but mostly from the obvious raspberry connection. You’ll find the ethanol and higher alcohol nose is quite similar to that kicked off by a Samichlaus.
Fort is very bright with some pinkish hues amidst the deep golden body. Very minimal head which is quick to drop, light cream to sandy.
Fort’s flavor is a blend of fruit and a heavy dose of warming alcohol. There is no shortage of bready malt, but the raspberry and alcohol dominate the palate. Some bitterness in apparent in the finish but quickly washed by the alcohol.
The body of Fort is this dense than I imagined. The fruit and hefty alcohol combine to offer a medium light body, deceptively smooth and approachable. A nice supportive carbonation.
This was a November 2011 bottle I received for Xmas from the Misses. We shared it and both genuinely liked it. We don’t often see pint to pint. Fort could in many ways work as a nice red wine substitute. Certainly a nice and somewhat surprisingly refreshing night cap. For its high abv it was easily shared between two people. I believe this one would likely age nicely and retain pleasant raspberry notes especially in the flavor. There is room for the alcohol to mellow some but you won’t be disappointed fresh either, just expect some heat.
books_n_brews (48) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy alcohol batman. Agree with some others that fruit flavors finesse gets lost in the boozing. Smells good. After taste is a bit harsh. But after buzz makes it all better.
egg (255) - USA - JUL 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap 7/13/16. Pours a deep ruby amber with a lasting white head. Nose is red licorice and nail polish and plenty booze. Taste is the same but follows the red licorice line. Hot, fruity, nice.
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ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 4, 2016 - bottle shared at end of night at start of fireworks show. Not much head if any and not quite sure on exact color as this was poured into a red solo cup. Aroma and taste of raspberries, sweetness and alcohol.
tmongoose (2146) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from 2008 shared poured a darkish reddish brown color with no head. was hoping it was still good and I wasn’t disappointed. nice boozy raspberry nose. medium body and the flavor was a nice raspberry with still lots of booze. really mellow and easy to drink. just happy it survived this long.
thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) clear, bright reddish orange colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of raspberry juice, candy; balanced, muted flavour, well hidden alcohol considering the ABV
wlajwl (5545) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is raspberries and a really strong alcohol/whatnot. The flavor is raspberries, mild sweetness, malts and a slightly sour/increasingly alcoholic finish.
jsporrer (569) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ HO1K beers. Pours a dark amber with a white head of foam. Aroma of tart cherry and other fruits. Taste is semi-sweet and tart fruity flavors with a warm alcohol finish. Somewhat medicinal and the alcohol overpowers the fruit flavors. Not as good as I had hoped for.
bth122 (1458) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HOTB. Raspberries and malt backbone with a strong warming alcohol sensation. Smooth for such a strong beer. Pretty. Good. Will knock u on your arse.
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oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of raspberry, chocolate, and a touch of barrel funk. Flavors of raspberry,malts and finishes boozy.
BeerdedDave (1273) - - MAR 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
right red color; fruity aroma; tart raspberry flavor with a nice alcoholic kick