JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trade extra. Kind of a dingy brown pour, with some brightish tints in there that I presume are from the fruit additions. Mild baker’s chocolate and candied fruit in the nose, along with a muted coffee. Mouthfeel a bit thin, a bit papery. Flavors quite understated, with fruit thankfully just a modest addition to the generally dry stout feel of the brew. Okay, but a bit faded and indistinct.
ryanscourt (534) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong chocolate malt smell. Maybe a hint of fruit on the nose but cocoa dominates the experience. Sharp bitter cocoa flavor with slight lingering raspberry. Pretty quick body with not a ton of complexity. lacks a large punch. Not too bad. Smooth chocolate flavors. Raspberry is nice and not overpowering.
MadRobin (1611) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 5 oz. sampler at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
Clear, very dark mahogany with a small tan head and sparse lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate and raspberries.
Taste of coffee, raspberries, chocolate and roasted malt.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation.
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hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mild raspberry taste. Chocolate helps. Doesn’t immaculate me too much. I’m satisfied and happy. Would drink again
FROTHINGSLOSH (4472) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy dark tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was fairly strong cocoa and coffee with faint vague berries and a light dry roasty presence. The flavor was bitter and a bit roasty with notes of cream, coffee, faint cocoa, an off berry presence - artificial tasting and somewhat dry. Medium length finish of cocoa, coffee and vague berries. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Odd but interesting.
JFGrind (1801) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The coffee raspberry aroma on this stout is top notch. The light bodied beer it is paired with is middle of the road at best. Makes you wonder the potential of this stout has gone unfufilled. Also unsure why a Raspberry Stout gets the name Naked Fish.
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours unclear dark mahogany with a decent white head. The aroma is my favorite part, bringing smooth sweet raspberry and a hint of chocolate, not coffee persay. The body is light and flavors bring hints of chocolate and some bittersweet notes as well.
Huhzubendah (2239) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub in Bowie.
The beer is dark brown, with a thin, tan head that leaves minimal lacing. The aroma consists primarily of chocolate and raspberries, as one would expect. The flavor is nicely balanced and light on the palate. The thin body adversely affects the overall presentation of the beer. I would prefer a fuller body with more malt and support for the more subtle flavors. The raspberry aspect is done well - a nice presence and not too sweet. Overall, a decent brew and worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle, 8/16/12
Aroma: The nose is mostly roasted malts/coffee, with some chocolate and some raspberry
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small, fizzy beige head, and some occasionally spotty lace
Flavor: While the nose leans heavier on the roasted/coffee malts, the chocolate and the raspberry really come though a lot more in the flavor. The coffee is still there, but it moves to the background, as the sweetness comes out. The flavor is fairly sweet, though not cloying, and it actually reminds me quite a bit of those Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Squares, though it isn’t quite to that level of sweetness.
Palate: It is fairly light bodied, a hint watery, it is smooth, and has a decent, though slightly weak mouthfeel
Overall, there were some good things going on here. I mean this one is clearly a 1 (OK, 3) dimensional beer, but those 3 elements (chocolate, raspberry, and coffee) all worked pretty well together. I would have liked a little more substantive body, but overall, the feel is solid. This was a very solid, sweet, "dessert-type" of beer. I enjoyed it more then I expected that I would.
BrotherJason (47) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma dominated by raspberry over dark roasted malt. Medium feel for a stout. A little bitter and savory, a touch sweet. Finishes dry with light bitterness. Easy to drink!