dmac (5159) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Rt 166. Poured a medium density light black body with a smaller beige foamy head. Aroma is all over the place, chocolate to start followed but overly sweet raspberry, dark toast and for some reason canned dog food. Medium to slightly thinner mouthfeel with average to stronger carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of artificial raspberry, well done toast, some dark chocolate, burnt malts. Okay but seems artificial.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh bottle. Pours brown/black, no head. Aroma is very light...some raspberry, some chocolate. Hard to discern. Taste was a bit of a let down. I’m not sure what "gourmet chocolate raspberry coffee" is...that sounds like a bit of a misnomer. The raspberry flavor was faint, in the background, and too indistinct to be a pleasant accent. Not much in the way of coffee flavor either. In all, a bit too light for me.
SamP01 (650) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is very mild with dark roasted malt and fruity notes. Taste is sweet dark malt, mild coffee and chocolate with a bit of artificial raspberry flavor. Palate is medium body with good carbonation, slightly dry astringent. The finish is same as taste with some lingering roasted malt coffee and mild raspberry flavor mild bitterness. Was expecting a bit more substance from this brew, improves as it warms up a bit. Overall an ok brew nothing stand out.
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin light brown head of fine bubbles. Nice chocolatey aroma with some mild coffee, raspberries and dark roasted malts. Color is a very dark brown. Rather dry palate with some more mild coffee, some chocolate covered raspberries and burnt toast. Lingering coffee and dark bitter chocolate. A decent stout. Not really enough fruit in here to call this a fruit beer.
samsmith33 (772) - - FEB 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee chocolate raspberries all prominent in nose and taste. All good flavors, though not quite right. It seems forced. On tap at blend.
johnnnniee (3399) - 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 (5902) - 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 (2818) - 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 (5426) - 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 (1016) - 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.