Hanuta06 (381) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: strong raspberry and lightly dark-chocolate--the raspberry aroma was strong until the last drop of beer.
Appearance: large, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and good lacing. Black-hued body with lots of bubbles.
Taste: lightly bitter initial taste with moderately bitter/sour finish and long duration.
Palate: light to medium-bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Complex. Amazing aroma, interesting palate and taste.
stchloe (832) - 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
Getbetter (952) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap, dark dark brown, real raspberries, chocolate, medium body, no head,sweet and a little bitter.Great example of raspberry stout.
mikedR (1527) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Very raspberry forward. Belgian zing is there, as is the stout foundation. However, I'd personally dial down the raspberries; as it is, they're a little overpowering and prevent any complexity from shining through. B
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bpreo (1981) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wild variety of styles combine in this beer. Stout, Belgian, and fruit beer.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Draught poured at Stag’s Head in NYC. Pours pitch black without much head. Aromas of intense raspberries and chocolate. Taste is incredibly smooth and balanced, just lovely. The raspberry comes throughout is not overpowering. Really really like this beer.
pdx77 (1468) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle purchased October 2012. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is raspberry jam, prune juice, chocolate, and light yeast. Taste is of a raspberry dark chocolate candy with some nice yeast notes. Finishes with the jam note and a little alcohol kick.
ACHops (921) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky black with medium mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malts with some sweet undertones. Taste is thick chocolatey smooth stout with substantial sweet berry raspberry undertones. Melds nicely. I have to say, this is not a combo I would have thought of but done well here. Widmer tried this with an imperial stout and just didn’t get the raspberry right. Elysian had to use a bunch of raspberry here.
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Nose roasty with nice chicory accents and fainter chocolate, seems very smooth and rounded, raspberries alluded to rather than sledged. Pours cola-to-pitch with a frothy tanned head. Watery body, light roast and faint bitterness (but both meld beautifully and last long into the afterlife), lightly crisp with subtle smoke and ahhh, there are the raspberries! Very pleasant mineral character reminds of a diluted Foreign Stout and plays off the razz quite well, again beautiful synergy. Supple malt with a speck of moo-hoo, er, Yoo-hoo. Natural and very, very mellow. Alcohol deftly threaded in from the bottom. This one’s all about the excellent overall balance, which it has in spades; would love to have this again.
Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Completely black, large beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is very roasty coffee grounds, cocoa, berries. The fruit is subtle but present, with a nice coarse roastiness and powdery cocoa coffee. Normally fruit stouts are not my thing, but somehow this one works.