ContemplateBeer (1744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle split with my mom. Aroma: Moderate dark chocolate; light roast; light raspberry. Appearance: Dark garnet/ruby pour with a foamy tan head that fades into a thin, patchy skin. Flavor: Light raspberry lingers on throughout; up front, chocolate shows up more underneath; roasty malts come in more towards the finish, which is dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A likeable fruited porter; worth a shot though not exceptional.
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is a luscious porter with a nice big dallop of sweetness sitting amidst the roasted malts.
BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice head retention. Aroma is of raspberries, chocolate, and malt. Some slight notes of coffee in the aroma as well. Taste is very chocolately, with a strong raspberry flavor to it as well. Has a toasty malt backbone. Strong, underlying coffee character. Lingering raspberry taste. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Body is sticky and heavily carbonated. Tastes good, but if you don’t like raspberries, you wont like this one.
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tulip at HopCat on State Street in Madison. Very dark and rich -- like chocolate covered raspberries. Was smooth and supple, but a little cloying by the end.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate and raspberries. Not overly sweet.
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours extremely deep brown with a light tan head. Cocoa and raspberry aroma, appropriately, with touches of roasty coffee and vanilla. Chocolate and some raspberry flavor, not overly sweet. Very well done.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home while watching the Home Run Derby. Appearance is a dark cola brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of light chocolate and raspberries. Taste is pretty good, moderate carbonation, raspberry undertone, lightly rich, light chocolate. Good stuff.
jsporrer (54) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smelled the chocolate and raspberry right away. Tasted like it smelled however it is very thin and doesn’t last. The taste rolls over the tongue then disappears quickly. It has some carbonation which is still way too much. I’d prefer a little thicker more flavorful beer that I could savor the flavor. I don’t like the carbonation much. It felt more like I was drinking a soda than a beer. It feels light and somewhat refreshing but not what I had hoped for.
mikesaum (642) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours darkest brown with a two finger cappuccino head, fades pretty fast to a collar, not much lacing. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roasty malt, not getting any of the raspberries. Taste is more towards milk chocolate, some herbal notes, roasted malts, and I can slightly taste the raspberry, but the only reason I think I notice it is because I’m looking hard for it due to seeing it on the label, if I wouldn’t have known it was there to begin with, I’m sure I wouldn’t notice it. Isn’t too heavy, drinks easy with a nice finish. Meh.
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Roland’s in Pittsburgh. Smooth and creamy, nothing overwhelms the senses. Perfect in every sense of the word.