jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blind tiger with Andrew and Brendan after the wintersun/eluveitie show. Pours a deep black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, toasted malts and light fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roasted malts, tobacco, and light tart raspberries. Overall very balanced.
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brew. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate and raspberry. Taste is primarily raspberry with a hint of chocolate. Finishes sticky chocolate and raspberry. Nicely done.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours almost black with a one finger tan head that is reducing leaving a collar. Aroma is very subdued, raspberries are the one thing that really does come through, some malt. The taste is again strong in raspberries, chocolate malt, this is actually really tasty, it tastes like a chocolate covered raspberry, only not overly sickly sweet, it’s surprisingly balanced! Body is medium, carbonation is medium low. Overall impressed with this one, I haven’t tried all the apocalypse beers, but this is one of the better ones that I have had.
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer. Loved the series. The Fruit was light and tart lots of Belgian yeast and Brett flavors.
Jesterdeal (1882) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, tart yeast, and slight cherry. Pours black with a messy brown head. Taste is weird with bitter yeast, slight raspberry, and a slight clove. Finishes with a fruity chocolate taste. All in all, not as pleasant as it sounds.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from World Beers. Dark black pour with a medium tan head leaving moderate lace. The head fades quickly to a thin rim and turns much lighter. Nose is roasty and somewhat smoky. Medium-heavy body with light carbonation. Raspberry, baking chocolate, charcoal and some citrus hops. Finish is nicely balanced: not sweet, but not overly bitter. Nicely done and another ‘Apocalypse’ hit.
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. This beer is kind of a mess and needs to warm to about room temperature to get any sort of desireable flavors. Aroma is muted raspberries and tar. Flavor is burnt coffee, plastic, and raspberries somewhere in the distance. Tangy. Leaves my mouth tasting like i smoked a cigarette.
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite stouts, like whoa. Perfectly balanced beer with raspberry chocolate notes forward through the body with a roasted malt to well balance. Not sacchrine at all
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/13/12, Rating #2650!
Aroma: The nose is a little roasty, some bread/dough, raspberry, Belgian yeast, and chocolate
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and some drippy lace spots
Flavor: The taste is pretty clean and malty, with a little fruity sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it is fairly creamy, has a soft carbonation, and a smooth finish
Interesting stuff, but ultimately, not a favorite for me. Still though, I don’t have many complaints. I found it solid all-around, but the creaminess of the feel was the stand-out component of the beer.
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tangle Town, pours black with a small tan head and a reddish tinge. Aroma of roasted malt, light raspberries and some sweetness. Flavour is much more pronounced on the raspberries, blended well with the roasted malt. Syrupy palate, without being too sweet. Solid stuff.