KyotoLefty (5791) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 2012 Bottle. Huge raspberry nose, chocolate, pop tarts. Very impressive. Deep crimson, head immediately goes to lace. Big, sweet, raspberry, smooth and lovely. No alcohol presence, really. A bit tingly. Bitter finish. Very smooth and silky body with tight, prickly carbonation. Lovely. Delicious stuff. Lovely flavors last forever. Wonderful.
dreamflower (471) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This is the beer of my dreams! Enticing chocolate raspberry aroma and a taste to match. A bit booze, but very agreeable. Sweet and tart and rich. Yum!
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Thanks, Tim, for this one! Maroon colour, very little head. Fabulous aroma of milk chocolate, raspberries, malt, vanilla, hard sweet candies. Taste is sweet raspberries but has a dark chocolate roast backbone to it. Considering this is 15.5 percent there’s very little alcohol present. A lovely dessert beer.
jcnielsen (1641) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a dark red color with white head. Raspberry jam, slight alcohol aromas. Raspberry jam, pretty strong flavor. Definitely a sipper.
RobertDale (2846) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle. Thanks Ryan! Pours a dark clear red with a small pink head. Aroma of fruit, malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is raspberries, malt, chocolate, vanilla, and alcohol. Finish is dry, tart, and warming. Very nice to sip on.
blomster (222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle at home. Clear, reddish brown. Awesome boozy raspberry aroma. Same raspberry taste. Sweet. Kind of feels like a boozed up New Glarus fruit beer. Great!
rxeight (976) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from blacknyellow (BA), thanks man. Dark ruby red semi transparent. Completly flat no carbonation. Aroma is raspberry puree and tootsie roll chocolate. Taste is chocolate raspberry and quite a bit of booze, although doesnt taste anywhere near as strong as 15.5%. More like 10%. Good stuff for sure but not for the price.
pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours unclear red with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is raspberries, booze, toasted malt, chocolate notes and toffee. Taste is intense, cloyingly sweet, near moderate bitter and light tart. Body is full, texture is thick and sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes very sweet, boozy and burning with lingering raspberries and malt.
Staffan47 (766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hallontårta, choklad och maltig.
Mäktig kropp tydliga hallon. Spritig mot slutet men inte så det stör
Varm, tung och riktigt fin. Söt. Hemma hos Micke som hjälpte till att fixa denna trade. (Thanks biggsbowler!)
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger’s VSK night although been popping up all over city as of late. Pours bloody chocolate color. Nose is thick raspberry syrup and dark chocolate. If you have ever had a Godiva raspberry chocolate bar this tastes exactly like this blended up and mixed with cherry cough syrup and grain alcohol but all in a nice way. Its a bit too sweet and thick on palate for me but overall very tasty