jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m rating this on a 1 oz. sample I had at the brewpub. Cloudy dark gold with a pillowy soft head. Smells of tart rasberries and candied cinnamon. Tastes of fermented rasberies, subtle hints of candy sugar, then a warming spicy candy cinnamon. Some flavors of wheat and honey. I wish I was rich, because you need to be to buy this.
tommann (2900) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours dark reddy orange with a thin head. Aroma is raspberry jam on burnt toast. Taste is sweet and jammy. Touch of toast.
Martinus (3171) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark red colour, off-white head. Aroma of raspberry, cherry, red fruits, raspberry candy, malts, caramel, chocolate and raisins. Sweet flavour, caramel, raspberry candy, concentrated cherry, syrup and chocolate cake. Quite alcoholic, full body. Finish hot alcohol, fruity, sweet. Quite a beer for people with a sweet tooth. Well made and out of the ordinary, still, too sweet for me. Could see this work brilliantly with dessert though.
(from 37.5cL bottle during Oudjaarsticken 2014. vintage 2012. Thanks for bringing and sharing the bottle, JulienHuxley, it’s much appreciated!)
MrHangover (2864) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage, thnx to lionsandbeer for sending me this! Pours clear pinkish beer without any head on top. Aroma is very fruity, loads of raspberry and booze. Not very complex, but very intense. Flavor has again loads of raspberry, booze but also some sugary notes and even some chocolate in there. Very syrupy and sticky. No carbonation going on here, but very full bodied and great flavors going on here. Aftertaste is very sweet and boozy.
Very heavy stuff, but I love it.
erickok (3879) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loads of raspberry, very sweet. Taste is much, much better, sticky sweet, raspberry, even some chocolate, rye. Ending is best. (Oudejaarsticken. Shared by Julien, many thanks!)
Borresteijn (5001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5cl Bottle, 2012 edition, generously shared by JulienHuxley. Clear deep reddish/purplish amber colour, thin pink head. Aroma of booze, sticky raspberry candy, candy, sweet cherries. Flavour is very sweet, raspberry candy, syrup, caramel, boozy, hot alcohol, sticky sweet finish. Full-bodied. Nice as a liqueur, but way overrated IMHO. Very one-dimensional and sickly sweet.
chucklemation (593) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark red color, no head. Aroma is lots of raspberry and some booziness. Flavor is tart raspberry and sweet chocolate. Has a wine-like mouthfeel. Warming and soothing as you drink it. Very good.
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fresh - Raspberry and cocoa. Deep Amber hue. Raspberry, chocolate, light boozy and heat on the thought. Big rich and sweet, I would like to try with some age. At this price point, I may be tempted to buy something else in maybe a liquor.
zach8270 (3625) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren, MI - 2012 vintage) Pink pour with a soapy head. Straight raspberry syrup in the aroma. Flavor is much too sweet. All raspberry with no chocolate that I could detect. Sad to say but it’s way too sweet. Thankfully I have a bottle of 2004 to try at a later date.
Petkus331 (290) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at kuhnhenn. Aroma of raspberry jam, some hay, fig. Appears ruby red, nearly no foam or lace. Tastes of a balanced tart and sweet raspberry jam, followed by a barely unbalanced hayish hop bitterness; the 15.5% ABV is very well hidden, tastes more like a 6.5 to 8.0 % ABV. Palate is light, a little fizzy. Overall, very nice.
firstsip (519) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark ruby black. Slight bubbles. Subtle nose of raspberry jam. Syrupy. Tart raspberry, raspberry jam, mild chocolate. Very complex. ABV doesn?t taste as strong as it is (15.5 in 2014)...but you taste it!