zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 (draft @ Kuhnhenn Brewing Company - Warren, MI - 2012 vintage) Pink pour with a soapy head. Straight raspberry syrup in the aroma. Flavor is much too sweet. All raspberry with no chocolate that I could detect. Sad to say but itís way too sweet. Thankfully I have a bottle of 2004 to try at a later date.
The 2004 bottle was no better. Sad to say but this just isnít a good beer.
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at kuhnhenn. Aroma of raspberry jam, some hay, fig. Appears ruby red, nearly no foam or lace. Tastes of a balanced tart and sweet raspberry jam, followed by a barely unbalanced hayish hop bitterness; the 15.5% ABV is very well hidden, tastes more like a 6.5 to 8.0 % ABV. Palate is light, a little fizzy. Overall, very nice.
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2015 Tap. Dark ruby black. Slight bubbles. Subtle nose of raspberry jam. Syrupy. Tart raspberry, raspberry jam, mild chocolate. Very complex. ABV doesn?t taste as strong as it is (15.5 in 2014)...but you taste it!
Karstenborg (446) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #300 :-) Thanks to Plovmand. Dark red with no head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry and dark chocolate. Taste is raspberry and chocolate. Almost no carbonation.
demmbonz (633) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle to teku. Deep reddish brown. Low carb. Tootsie pop in a glass. Cherry, raspberry, chocolate. Sweet delicious nectar.
Bacterial (1982) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark reddish brown pour from a 2012 bottle (15.5%). Very little off white head. Massive raspberry fruit nose - wow. So much yum. Chocolate and caramel in the taste with some excellent raspberry fruit, like an expensive, boozy truffle. Wonderfull.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Darkness Day. Rich sweet raspberry element to this. Super good. So glad I got to try it!
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #800. Bottle sent by Chris. Thanks!
A: So red it has nearly turned black. No head, almost looks flat - though there was a rise before the fall there. Leggy.
N: Enormous raspberry, and a hint of fruit-rollup. Cherry undertones. Port wine, leather, tobacco, and sugar laden grapes. Tootsie rolls show up in force. Complex and inviting. At least, I think so.
T: Big tootsie roll sweetness. Gigantic raspberry tartness.
M: Treacly body. Big alcohol that still manages to feel light. Carb is prickly.
O: My wife is not a fan. I had to drink all of hers, and I was very happy to do so. I liked the 2007 version of this, and I like the 2012. I would prefer the 2007, though, but thatís neither here nor there.
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn. The pour is a beautiful deep ruby. Crystal clear with a light pink head that quickly dissipates to a small collar. The aroma is ALL raspberry. Delicious. You get the sweetness of a chocolate malt, and a light caramel that just blends so beautifully. There isn't strong booziness on the back end that is nice for a strong fruit beer. The flavor is pretty intense. There is a lot of booze. The raspberry and malts mesh well for a nice fruity complexion with just a hint of malt and then a blast of booze. That's the only thing I can really knock it on. The mouth feel is great. Viscousy and delicious. There is a minimal amount of carbonation, but it's good. The aftertaste is lingeringly fruity and malty. Just awesome
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ebone1988 (307) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is raspberry, caramel, candy, delicious, wonderful. Appearance is red, maybe a tinge of brown, absolutely no head to speak of. Taste is raspberry, caramel, chocolate, complex, booze. Mouthfeel is boozy, great carbonation, but itís hard to get past the booze. Overall, a stunning beer, but somewhat disappointing for the hype.