poisoneddwarf (1307) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours opaque black with brown edges and a beige head that falls into a ring of big-bubbly foam fairly quick. Aroma consists of doughy bread, baked bread, faint raspberry (Iím thinking jam), molasses. Taste starts out sweet, turns tart and finishes savory and bitter; very stout-like. Thereís only a hint of raspberry in the flavor, making me think this belongs in the stout category rather than fruit beer category. Good beer, but it seems these Apocalypse beers are getting less interesting as we reach the Mayan end of the world date. The best two so far (that Iíve had) were #4 and #7. Since then, theyíve been a little dull. Like a good book, these beers should be rising towards a climax, meaning they should get increasingly more interesting as we get closer to December 21, not get more prosaic! But thatís just the geek in me talking. Addendum: raspberry definitely gets more pronounced as the glass warms up. I still think this belongs in the stout category, though. Or foreign stout, because as someone else already mentioned, this tastes like Dragonstooth with added raspberry.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a chance to try this entry into the apocalypse series last fall. Great take on a fruit stout
hivemind (658) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beer Co. I think I drank it last Friday (3/29) in the apartment, shared with Erica. Pours black. Thin- to medium-body, some roasty/toasty notes and a little bit of fruit. To be honest Iím not 100pc sure I would have noticed the raspberry if I hadnít read the label, but thatís probably my own fault. Anyway, I liked that it was subtle.
RobertDale (1896) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, and raspberrries. Taste is dark chocolate, raspberrries, roast, coffee, and dark fruits. Nice to sip on.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells modestly of dark chocolate and a tinge of raspberry. Tate is basically the same. Meh
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Alphadelic (1630) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really wonderful ripple of raspberry works itís way through this beer, lightly tart, lightly sweet and very, very juicy. It pairs wonderfully with the chocolate of the malt. The finish is dominated by the roasted malts and a dry character that could be the yeast. The bitterness is light but lasting.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with lasting tan head. Nice dark chocolate, raspberry jam, dark roast malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Dark chocolate, fresh raspberry jam flavors with deep roast malt, and pie crust--very tasty stout.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown - almost black- with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate covered raspberries, dusty cocoa, roast chocolate malt, coffee roast and vanilla. Finishes with slightly soured raspberries but still plenty of roast. Body is a little on the lighter side of medium.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Opaque with a quarter inch of creamy foam. Aromas of cocoa and coffee mingle with traces of funk and berry. Flavors are an excellent blend of the same, with the berry staying in the background. Medium-heavy body is well balanced, has medium-high carbonation and is pretty sessionable.
adnielsen (6198) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins I believe. Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin, dark brown head. Dark berry, raspberry, fruity yeasty, a touch spicy, roasty malty, chocolate, light anise aroma. At first, Iím a bit overwhelmed by a charred, anise, símore flavor but some raspberry does follow. The finish kind of reminds me of a Raspberry Hot Cocoa drink or Raspberry Mocha. A bit thin and a bit odd, but itís not overall that bad. Honestly, Iíve never been a big fan of Belgian stouts, but Iíll drink it.
tgncc (2290) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is chocolate, light roast, subtle raspberry. The appearance is jet lack, tan head. The flavor is just like the aroma. The finish is chocolate, roasty, pine. Medium/thick in body. Good overall.