altonbrownd (4312) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with thin, silky head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, berries and fruit. Taste is stout like up front of dark chocolate. Fizzy carbonation. Then the berries kick in. Decent.
hershiser2 (1492) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a large brown frothy head.
Smells of raspberry and chocolate.
Taste is raspberry, chocolate... has a cheap choco-candy finish.
redtechnj (271) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- Thick dark brown with an average beige head, below average lacing.
Aroma- Smoky roasted malts, dark chocolate, some coffee.
Flavor- Mostly a big roasted flavor, some background chocolate with very little of the raspberry.
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light reddish black. Aroma had light cherries and chocolate. The stout was a little sweet and had some of the chocolate but not much to hold on to. I could drink more but would pass of better or new options were given. Tap
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite dry & definitely raspberry. Average dark pour w/ a thin head & little lacing. The aroma has an enticing blend of raspberry & chocolate. The flavor is bitter for a stout w/ the raspberry kicking in at the finish. Different for a stout but Iím not sure Iím a fan!
kramer (5428) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a flat dark brown body with a frothy one inch brown head that left some sparce lacing. The nose is pretty delicious, lots of raspberry, chocolate, roast, and some light coffee. The flavor is not quite as intense as the aroma suggested, which I think is a good thing. Thereís still a decent amount of raspberry, but itís not over the top. This leaves entry of chocolate and roast to show through. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer, wouldnít want to have a six pack in a sitting, but one is pretty good.
chinchill (3215) - South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 12 oz bottle; bottled on 29 Dec. 2014.
Sweet chocolate and raspberry aroma, with faint dark malt and no sign of coffee.
Flavor: Quite a bit of raspberry and some chocolate but not so much as to be objectionable or to entirely mask the dark malts, and not as much raspberry as the aroma suggests. The raspberry builds into the finish, then fades a bit as dark roasted grains with hints of dark chocolate and coffee eventually come to the fore in the aftertaste. Good bitter-sweet mix.
Jesray77 (1) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this last night for the first time. It was on tap at a local bar/grill. I immediately loved it from the 1st sip! It was dark with great aroma. The chocolate flavor is similar to the DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus but it was sweeter and not as much bite. The raspberry was a nice smooth complement. There was no after taste like you sometimes get with a more bitter stout. It was smooth like theShock Top Shockolate. I highly recommend!
Pumpkin87 (159) - - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep and dark with a bit of garnet, and smallish mocha that reduces quickly to skim.
Great aroma, chocolate and raspberries, but on the palate, the ashy taste of coffee grounds is the immediate impression. After five minutes or so, the berries fight back, though not enough to establish sweetness. Finish is bitter, not distressingly so, but more coffee dregs.
As occasionally happens with this brewery, this seems like a good concept haphazardly executed. Iím fine with one, but Iím not going for a second.
raymow (1084) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled - tastes like a chocolate and raspberry flavored stout! Super dark color. Could be a bit sweeter.