Panzuriel (1373) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mistletoe pours a very dark brown black with a nice head of small firm mocha bubbles. Nose is dark chocolate and candied raspberries. Taste is a medium malt roasted goodness with some red fruit. Slight bitters. Nice silky body with very minor carbonation. Finish is a minor amount of rich earthy bitters.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. very deep brown with small head. strange beer. just a hint of what you’d expect from a sour. some mild fruitiness, which doesn’t really identify as raspberry. chocolate and a very dry finish. there’s a lot of flavors here without really being flavorful if that makes any sense.
Lutz2jm (160) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminds me of chocolate with raspberry filling. Really flavorful and great as a holiday drink. I was really pleased with this beer.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear dark amber with no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, bread, ginger, spice, vanilla. The taste is tart fruit, citrus, spice. Medium bodied.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from jay. Pours a thin dark brown with tan foam. Smells lightly sweet of vanilla, butterscotch, and a touch of dark fruit. Tastes thin with coffee, a touch of raspberries, chocolate and a mike sour.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger, I think. Pours a porter brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, coal, ash, vegetal, and earth. Flavor is similar with vegetal notes, coal, ash, and earth along with hints of berry. A weird fish; light to medium in body.
mverity (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a watery black with thin tan head. Medium collar. Head faded fast, some wisps remained. Aroma is hugely raspberry, some roasted malt depth. Thin body, medium carbonation; sticky mouthfeel. Taste is faintly tart, earthy malt, and a touch of berry at the end.
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bestway brought back over Christmas. Sounded interesting for sure but it falls a little flat on complexity. Totally drinkable just could be so much more. Raspberry aroma and a bit of a tart flavor from the raspberries again. Little bit of the brandy barrel but very faint. Base beer gets lost. You need something a little more full bodied so all this other stuff can stick. Unfortunately you get a bit of a thin base beer here.
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours jet black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate and raspberry. Taste is charred, vegetal, peaty. This is really bad.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pops with a good bit of carbonation. Dark black pour with some color on the edges. Fizzy tan head of about two fingers. Nose shows a light berry sweetness and some barrel notes with coffee roast and a touch of acidity. Flavor shows the berry upfront with the acidity showing on the finish. Light woody notes and a slightly watery feel. Acidity seems to be cutting the mouthfeel a bit. Tannic bite on the finish.