poisoneddwarf (1597) - 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 (I’m thinking jam), molasses. Taste starts out sweet, turns tart and finishes savory and bitter; very stout-like. There’s 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 I’ve had) were #4 and #7. Since then, they’ve 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 that’s 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.
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This brew was interesting. Notes of chocolate, rasberry, earth, bread and roast. Sometimes it tasted very odd, but I liked it.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of raspberry, roast and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, raspberry and had notes of coffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
October edition, thought I coulda sworn the October release was supposed to be a sour....
Pours dark brown on black with a confluent thick sheet of tan foam. Smells of chocolate, black olives, some raspberry mash, soil and a bit of coffee grounds. Flavor is sweet and reminds me up front of a black saison with artificial raspberry flavors. Some coffee, cocoa nib, a bit of sweet yeast esters. Medium bodied with small, loosely gathered carbonation. This is one of the lesser apocalyptic productions.
Serving type: bottle
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a tan head. Good lacing. Nose is chocolate malts with raspberry . Medium plus body. Flavor ;is a good blend of chocolate malt and raspberry. Raspberry is under control hare. Very tasty.
Beergeek23322 (1949) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11/17/2013. From bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, dark fruit and raspberries. Good balance with hints of raspberry. Mellow finish.
Bamsen78 (2291) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ The Ginger Man, NYC. Pours murky dark cherry red with small light tan head. Clear aroma of chocolate and malt. Dark flavour of malt, roast and chocolate with notes of coffee. Mild finish. OK. A very nice stout, but the fruity note is absent.
mikedR (865) - 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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pdx77 (928) - 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.
pdx76 (449) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours pitch black with thick tan head. Thick lacing on glass. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and floral. Smooth and frothy mouthfeel. Taste is complex blend of chocolate, smoke, tart berry. Nice dessert beer.
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jeremytoni (2887) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick raspberry finish.