johnnnniee (2559) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bruce, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel chocolate, coffee, and a hint of berries. The flavor is a wow out of this world. Creamy chocolate covered raspberries with a hint of caramel and earth. This is like drinking a valentines day fruited chocolate. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy silky mouthfeel. This beer wowed me! Great fruited stout that I enjoyed the hell out of.
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and distinct raspberry aroma. Roasted malts, some hints of chocolate and fruit.
merc7186 (2334) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Mildly Burnt Coffee, Chocolate, Mild Raspberry
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Chocolate, Straight Mildly Tart Raspberry, Mild Coffee
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Watery
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 12/26/13. Nose of good coffee and gourmet chocolate, raspberry there as well and well-integrated. Pours pitch with a tan head. Razz much stronger in the mouth, cuts right through the middle like a drill, melds well with the chocolate but ultimately is more of an accent. Coffee is reduced, but brings the nice low-lying bitterness and very mildly astringent note. Medium body, crisp; the whole thing is bright and fresh, perhaps too sweet for me/volume drinking, but well crafted. I just like this kind of thing to be much drier and more restrained.
It’s been a while since I had one, but I’d say the comparable is Dark Horse’s Tres, if blueberries were switched for raspberries. The coffee is that low here.
jflopsu (705) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark black which is very deceiving. Has a sweet raspberry aroma. Taste has some stout (chocolate/coffee) flavor, but is overwhelming with it’s fruity taste.
r464 (1956) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, hints of cocoa, coffee, and berry. Fruit flavor is not too strong or artificial. Roasted malt, dark and charred. Long smooth finish.
Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Manahawkin Spirits. Pours a dark brown/almost black color with a tiny creamy khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate covered raspberries. I'm liking it! Taste reminds me of those chocolate raspberry jelly rings you get around christmas time. Roasted malt and dark chocolate up front, followed by some sweet raspberry purée in the finish. Good stuff.
Beergeek23322 (2570) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/13/2013. Sampled at the brewpub at Arundel Mills. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with dark fruit, chocolate and hints of raspberries. Coffee, chocolate and raspberry flavors. Good after dinner beer.
boxofrane (2294) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mari’s. I was surprised that this adds chocolate, raspberry coffee rather than chocolate, raspberries, and coffee. Pours black, a bit thin, and has minimal head kicking up. The aroma has a nice milk chocolate, light raspberry, and a good bit of coffee. The taste has tart raspberry at the forefront, some roasty notes behind, and only a touch of coffee, chocolate, and almost a smoke. Palate is on the thin side. This isn’t a killer brew to me but I can enjoy this 8 ounces.
artmcd8 (1927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate and raspberry. Pours black with a slight tan head. Tastes a bit sweet with a bitter dry finish. Very thin.