Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub on December 30, 2010. The menu described this as a brown ale fermented with raspberries.
Pours a nice reddish-brown color with a good white head and some lacing as it goes down. The nose had a bit of lightly-sweet roasted malt, fruit, chocolate malt, and a really nice raspberry presence. The taste was quite as integrated, though I really enjoyed what the raspberries brought to the feel with a slight tartness mixed with some sweetness. The drinkability was quite high. The ABV is hidden really well and I could easily knock back a few glasses of this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-05-2011
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Reddish brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty brown ale nose with berries. Raspberry flavor with some bready malt before a semi-dry finish.
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a Growler into a stein. Appearance is a dark brown with a beige head and lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, especially raspberries, chocolates, and malts. In my first few sips, I notice that this tastes like raspberry truffles, delicious raspberry truffles. The aftertaste is primarily chocolate but as that subsides the bitterness of the raspberries makes a comeback. Medium bodied. This is one tasty beverage.
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had notes of grains and hay with a tart raspberry backing. Flavor had a hint of raspberry at the start but the beer was generally dominated by the hay and grain profiles. I feel the beer would have benefitted greatly if the raspberry had been more present.