MrHangover (3139) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage, thnx to lionsandbeer for sending me this! Pours clear pinkish beer without any head on top. Aroma is very fruity, loads of raspberry and booze. Not very complex, but very intense. Flavor has again loads of raspberry, booze but also some sugary notes and even some chocolate in there. Very syrupy and sticky. No carbonation going on here, but very full bodied and great flavors going on here. Aftertaste is very sweet and boozy.
Very heavy stuff, but I love it.
erickok (4248) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loads of raspberry, very sweet. Taste is much, much better, sticky sweet, raspberry, even some chocolate, rye. Ending is best. (Oudejaarsticken. Shared by Julien, many thanks!)
Borresteijn (5318) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5cl Bottle, 2012 edition, generously shared by JulienHuxley. Clear deep reddish/purplish amber colour, thin pink head. Aroma of booze, sticky raspberry candy, candy, sweet cherries. Flavour is very sweet, raspberry candy, syrup, caramel, boozy, hot alcohol, sticky sweet finish. Full-bodied. Nice as a liqueur, but way overrated IMHO. Very one-dimensional and sickly sweet.
chucklemation (733) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark red color, no head. Aroma is lots of raspberry and some booziness. Flavor is tart raspberry and sweet chocolate. Has a wine-like mouthfeel. Warming and soothing as you drink it. Very good.
Ferris (7570) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Fresh - Raspberry and cocoa. Deep Amber hue. Raspberry, chocolate, light boozy and heat on the thought. Big rich and sweet, I would like to try with some age. At this price point, I may be tempted to buy something else in maybe a liquor.
zach8270 (3832) - 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 it’s 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 isn’t a good beer.
Petkus331 (334) - 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 (657) - 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 (488) - 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 (657) - 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.