MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: fig and raspberry preserves, you can sniff the booze right into your throat, merlot wine cork, maybe some rose, very complex; Appareance: nondescript, hazy autumn orange; Taste: I expected tart, but none whatsoever, instead, very sweet, a lot of fig, truly, exactly like a port but with a little carbonation, some walnut maybe, of course raspberry (black, not red), I expected something like New Glarusís offerings, but this was nothing like those, quite unique, and, again, quite complex; Palate: warm feel in the gut, very drinkable, but Iíd sip it, just a general fruity aftertaste; Overall: my wife and I just had our 2nd child, another girl (now Iím outnumbered 3 to 1), anyhow, Iíve been saving this one for about a year now, waiting for my wife to enjoy it with me, she loved it too, weíll buy another if we can find it at our FLW&SS, highly recommend it
Capa (2770) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy orange pour with a tall head. Fruity and fusel alcohol aroma with light caramel malt. Fire nose. Thick body. Very raspberry syrup from beginning to end. The fiery booze is surprisingly well hidden but the fruit. The heat of the booze shows itself by the burning sensation on the tongue much like a shot of something. I was a bit worried about this initially, and itís gonna put me on my two-pack for sure, but itís surprisingly "easy" for the abv.
books_n_brews (148) - 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 (287) - 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 (2410) - 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 (2229) - 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 wasnít 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 (2442) - , 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 (5838) - 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 (744) - 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 (1499) - 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 (5003) - 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.