Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared inDrammen. Dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered fruit, very nice. Taste is similar, but very light body not bad.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fair black with a bubbly cocoa head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts and raspberry. Pretty much the same taste, fairly carbonated. Surprisingly just the right amount of raspberry.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a murky brown. The nose is all raspberries. The flavor is more dark mild or porter than stout. The raspberry is very forward with slight earth notes and a bit of cocoa powder. The finish is dry and chalky. Lighter in body than I was expecting, but very drinkable. A nice dessert beer.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours a a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate with some faint raspberry and backing roast and dark grain. Flavor starts with a good amount of chocolate with some raspberry and backing dark grain.
mnoud (230) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012.03.01 - On tap at Always Ron's in tulip glass. Pours dark. Pretty much what it says on the box, chocolate raspberry stout. The raspberry is dialed in pretty well, not too much and not too little. Mouthfeel is not too heavy, a bit of alcohol bite. Not bad.
SpringsLicker (2932) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, almost opaque but not quite; just a hint of garnet coming through the edges under strong light. Thin scum of foam for a head that quickly reserves itself to the glass edges.
The aroma is like berry scented bath soap. Berry-like, yet artificial in some way.
The flavor is a weak chocolate cherry kind of affair. It doesn’t deliver what was hinted at in the aroma.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is cherry, chocolate, and coffee with light prune notes, and faint licorice. Flavor is heavy malt, dark chocolate and cherry, coffee and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a very dark brown color with a medium thin off-white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is berry-forward with a bit of chocolate in the background. Light body with a raspberry character and chocolate malt backbone, as well as a bit of mild coffee. The finish is tart with a raspberry aftertaste. Decent overall.
obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark chocolate and raspberry nose, moderate strength. Clear mahogany, medium tan head, good lacing. Thin mouthfeel, too thin for a stout. Heavy on the raspberry with bark underneath and in the finish. While any fruit additions would make this a fruit beer instead of a stout, this would still be a fruit beer as it bears little resemblance to a stout. Was hoping for a greater chocolate presence and more body. I like Duclaw, but not this beer so much.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark dark brown, small tan head, light lacing... lots of raspberry, with some chocolate notes in the aroma... some mild coffee flavor under notes of choc and rasp... medium to almost medium thin body, light liveliness...