FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - 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 (1833) - 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 (2452) - 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 (2399) - 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 (3750) - 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!
Travlr (9999) - 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 (3009) - 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 (6481) - 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.