Jow (2501) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap art the Stagshead while trying to procrastinate going grocery shopping. Pours jet black with small purplish head. nose is roasty and of cocoa and light fruit. You get hints of raspberry’s on palate but not overwhelmingly so. You also get roasted malt, cocoa powder, earth, and wood. nice and not too sweet
bpreo (1938) - 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.
zoucrew102 (770) - - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with light hints of raspberry and Belgian yeast. Pours black with one finger of light brown head with excellent retention and decent lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavor and a slight hint of Belgian yeast. Finishes smooth with a bit of raspberry sweetness before the roasted malt takes over again in the end and lingers on the palate. Pretty good, but the other flavors are overwhelmed by the roastiness of the beer.
samsmith33 (512) - - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours jet black. Medium grey head. Lasting.
Aroma is mild yeast, plum, raisin, slight raspberry.
Taste: raspberry is prevalent in taste, even though faint in nose. somewhat astringent.
Aftertaste has some coffee, ash.
Feel: Medium low carbonation.
Interesting, but not stellar.
maxwelldeux (4095) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is roasty with some hints of char and just a little bit of raspberry coming through. Taste is roasty and a bit sweet, but is much fruitier than the nose would suggest. Decent.
NikkTwist (1884) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Good Dog. Black pour (that showed as a clear dark ruby under bright light) with a slight tight beige head. Without knowing any better, feels like an acidic dark stout. Expected coffee, chocolate, liquorice notes up front when cold. Some mild acetic notes off the top as well. Not until it warms do the dark red raspberry notes kick in - and it makes it feel a bit off. The raspberry flavor is not particularly strong to me but not getting the sense of true actual fruit here. Not terrible - but not the real thing. Wished I liked it better - but not, not, not.
Ernesto987 (4394) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer isn’t meant to me analyzed. Or tasted or smelled. Or geeked over. I shouldve taken their advise on their own product. Its rotten fake raspberry juice. BLEH!
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours thick and jet black, with very little light through, and 3-finger khaki head. Nose is intense raspberries, cacao, dark malt. Tastes of dark malt, fresh raspberries, cacao, yeast.
andrewje41 (1094) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Plastic cup. Gotta love owning day Mariners baseball. Clearly as a re-release, independent from the series. I don’t think the beer has changed one bit. Just the name has become a little more abbreviated. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Sweet mild coffee aroma. Raspberry chocolate flavor. Actually really reminds me of a Theo’s brand raspberry chocolate bar. Rich flavor with a sweet raspberry flavor. This beer is growing on me. Pretty good stuff.
tcon25 (177) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Elysian fields. Looks like a re-release, black pour, chocolate some raspberry. You can taste the raspberry in the flavors more nice carb some bit at the end.
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Is this a re-release? Screen printed bottle from Costco. Opaque black body, nice creamy almond colored head, fades quick to a skiff, nice creamy lacing. Aroma smells of the first snow (metal) mostly, with coffee, fruit, and brown sugar. Taste is roasty coffee, sweet metally, and tart berries, with some cocoa and coffee finish. Palate is a bit light for style, but not thin. Carbonation nicely subdued and soft. Finish is almost dry, in spite of slightly sweet mid-palate. I thought the metally taste would be a problem, but it’s not really, though I usually consider that a flaw.