DesertDevil (496) - Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle with daknole and Ibrew2or3. Nice earthy raspberry nose with milk chocolate and a weird Dr. Pepper tone. Pours a clear ruby-copper. A tart and sharp taste of dark berries grabs hold early, with chocolate-covered cherries, wet oak, and a hint of cognac emerging late. The alcohol is quite hidden; I never would have guessed the 15.5% ABV from the taste. A nice beer, but it falls short of the massive hype.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy mahogany, minimal light tan head
Smell huge raspberry caramel, sweet
Taste sweet sugary raspberry, creamy
Big and complex, full body, minimal heat
stoutnick (492) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spirit rainbow coloured. Taste is likewise - doesn’t feel like a fruity beer due to sweet fruitiness on finish and booze.
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly well balanced, vanilla flavor. feels like a liquid dessert. Fits really well for pie pastry.
Enjoyit (3455) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unclear brown of color with an off with head. An aroma of raspberries, blackberries, black berries, sweet chocolate, sweets and and candy. A flavor of candy, raspberries, cherries, blackn currants and dry with weak sweets.
MPA (788) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. 2007 version. Thx Svend/Enjoyit. Dark with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, raspberries, fruiit and dark malts. Tart, very tart. Also sweetness from berries with an alcoholic, yet mellow vinous flavour. This is as complet as it gets. Great, great beer.
beastmaster (240) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour has little too no carbonation. Color of cranberry juice. Smells like rasberry syrup, toffee, malt??? Molasses thickness. Tart, Grapefruit, Tangerines rhines and strong raspberry. Burns going down. Tasty
AdamJackson (2524) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade, enjoyed with a friend which was probably a mistake. 2012 vintage should be shared 3 ways...very boozy.
A - Pours a translucent blood red to purple color. Very little head and fades fast.
S - Nose is loaded with bright fruitiness. Smells like a mix of Serendipity and Raspberry Tart from New Glarus.
T - It’s really hard to get beyond the medicinal qualities of this. Cough syrup, throat drops and goose. But there was a lot of fruit like a salad with a ton of cherry, raspberry and apple.
M - Thin, crisp and tart.
O - This is a very good beer but 2-3 ounces is more than enough.
BMMillsy (1320) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Adam for getting this to me in trade. 2012 bottle with red wax poured in a Firestone Walker Teku on February 13, 2014. Pours bright and dark red with no head at all even with a vigorous pour. Huge sweet raspberry and booze aroma, some caramel or toffee, lots of sweet syrupy sugar smell. So much sweet berry. Flavor is sweet straight raspberry jam, and then some toffee like malts tingling the tongue with plenty of booze in the background. This is very sweet with a thick nearly syrupy mouthfeel but balanced with some light carbonation as to make it more drinkable. Huge flavors in this brew for sure. Made for the raspberry lover. Very nice and a bit hot.
theothermatt (165) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Dark red without carbonation. Holy sweet fruit aroma. Like Raspberry jam. Chocolate and caramel covered in raspberry. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. Remarkably drinkable for its ABV. Awesome.