Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft Clear copper, very thin head. Aroma of raspberry, alcohol, toffee, honey. Taste is pretty rough initially, but it gets better when you get past the initial shock of the beer. Still, I think nuance mostly goes out the door with the 18% alcohol. I’d rather drink a Scotch.
wlajwl (5361) - 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 (415) - 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 (1427) - 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 (4337) - 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 (1159) - - 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
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby/brown with a fair off white head. Fruity aroma, berries mostly. Sweet, tongue coating roasted malt, berries, slight tartness, smokey and boozy, yet smooth and well balanced. A very good sipper.
rougeau13 (2416) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pinkish Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, vanilla, and grain. Taste is sweet, boozy, and full of raspberry. Medium-full bodied, boozy.
stevoj (3533) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Usually I expect this kind of wallop from an Imperial Stout or a barleywine. This one come from a jar of jelly, at least that’s what it smells like. Silky pour, aroma of berries, taste comes on full fruit with associated alcohol burn. Really strong, but tasty. It will just take a while to get through....
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is super nice raspberry. Taste is like an amber with sweet raspberry syrup. Hides the ABV incredibly well. Medium to full body, low carbonation, and no foam.
BrettTaylor (725) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a clear copper with thin rapidly fading white head. Aroma - lots of raspberry as expected, but there is some vanilla and alcohol on the nose as well. Taste is pretty hot - could definitely have let this cellar. Raspberry notes prevalent as well, but this tastes like a barleywine without any real hop character then raspberries thrown in. It is certainly not bad, but given its price, I wouldn’t buy again.