weihenweizen (1882) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refrigerated 2010 winter release (three and a half years after bottling, 2007), 6.3 oz. brown bottle with red wax poured into a snifter, big thanks to Drake for trading me this top want. Pours translucent dark brown with crimson highlights and almost no head. Nice raspberry aroma, no carbonation, no lacing, smooth texture, and medium/thick body. Taste is caramel, some chocolate, some raspberry, and long vanilla finish. Expected more raspberry, abv is well covered, pretty easy to drink, but I hope this has more raspberry fresh.
Lectvay (157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012. Dark orange-brown, very little head. Strong aroma, fruit, raspberries. Really sweet and thick. Tastes exactly like those French raspberry hard candies that come in a round tin. A pretty amazing beer, and a great experience to drink it. I guess I couldn’t really get past how much it reminded me of those candies. Was hoping I’d like it more.
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to mcbacus.pours a cloudy brown, no head. For being like 7 years old, still get the raspberry. Tasty beer.
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
187ml bottle shared be mcbackus. 2007 bottle. Aroma is a fruity, vanilla, slightly oxidized. Pours a nearly flat reddish brown. Taste is a vanilla cream fruity pie goodness. Slightly sweet and a touch of alcohol warming. Really fantastic.
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Mcbackus. 2007 vintage. Murky, reddish brown, no head. Raspberry, semisweet, malty aroma, and then more raspberry aroma. Tons of raspberry juice, caramel, vanilla, slightly oxidized papery flavor.
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish light brown like pour no head. Chocolate covered raspberry aroma. All raspberry with chocolate taste in a medium body little carbonation. Little alcohol burn little syrupy.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy brown ruby with no head. The aroma is strong raspberry candy, tomato, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong acidic raspberry, tart, and very sweet finish. Very good.
RussianDragon (517) - - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 A huge thanks to ygtbsm94 for providing both ’04 and ’07 vintages. Pours a nearly still translucent burgundy with no head or lacing. Aroma is chocolate liqueur and dark fruits (raspberries, cherries). Flavor is more chocolate than raspberries, with vanilla notes. Overall very drinkable - alcohol is well-masked. From notes 1/23/10 (Geist Dark Lord Tasting).
biggirlpanties (189) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Nip bottle shared with GT2 thanks to CaptainCougar- an old wedding present that we saved. Celebrating our first home! Bottle opens with no hiss, pour is murky deep brown and flat. Nose is oxidized, tawny port, black cherry, candied dark fruits, bourbon, simple syrup, sherry. Awesome- pretty much perfect. Taste is cranberry, milk chocolate, tootsie roll, diluted sherry. Finishes watery and papery. Over the hill.
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sampled at dark lord day. thank you to the stranger who poured me some. pours a hazy purple reddish with an off white head. raspberry cherry and a slight vanilla finish taste. amazing beer