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RATINGS: 925   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real raspberries abound in this chocolate caramel after dinner treat. Aged for a smooth texture and drinkability. This lager beer will handle additional age very well.
Batch 1 - brewed 2002, bottled same year 10.6%
Batch 2 - brewed late 2004, released 2005
Batch 3 - Brewed 2007, released very end of 2007
Batch 4 - Brewed 2012, released 2013 15.5%
Batch 5 - Brewed 2014, released late 2014


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Sweet. Smooth. Rich, and boozy. Raspberry jam. Some relief by way of some light tartness. Overall, too sweet for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy light red/copper pour with a thin bubbly white head, raspberry aroma, taste has ripe fruit, jammy, some cherries, very sweet and sticky but nice, great blended with Armand 4 Lente for some sweet and sour action.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers Theydon!
fruity raspberry, warming,hot, raspberry ham, Victoria sponge, full bodied, light in mouth, dark crimson with white lacing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
375ml bottle. Pours dark reddy orange with a thin head. Aroma is raspberry jam on burnt toast. Taste is sweet and jammy. Touch of toast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3712) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Clear dark red colour, off-white head. Aroma of raspberry, cherry, red fruits, raspberry candy, malts, caramel, chocolate and raisins. Sweet flavour, caramel, raspberry candy, concentrated cherry, syrup and chocolate cake. Quite alcoholic, full body. Finish hot alcohol, fruity, sweet. Quite a beer for people with a sweet tooth. Well made and out of the ordinary, still, too sweet for me. Could see this work brilliantly with dessert though.
(from 37.5cL bottle during Oudjaarsticken 2014. vintage 2012. Thanks for bringing and sharing the bottle, JulienHuxley, it’s much appreciated!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3237) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 30, 2014
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!)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5418) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (800) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7692) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
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.


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