Panzuriel (1309) - 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.
Nikiel (877) - 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 (4467) - 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 (265) - 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 (2561) - 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 (1987) - 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 (4025) - 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.
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour, light tan head. Quite a lot of raspberries in this, chocolate, wood, light brandy, and sweet raspberry flavored candy. Too much sweet raspberry stuff for my liking.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @ Oakquinox. Black pour with a tan head. Nose of raspberry, brandy, and roasted malt. Some cocoa, very earthy, and quite watery. Some wood, a bit of chalk, and a bit of acidity. The flavor has some decent raspberry and brandy notes. Earth, light vanilla, wood, and quite a bit of cocoa. Roasted malt, some chalk, and a light bitterness.