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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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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.
Original: 10.6% ABV
2012: 15.5% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (263) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2626) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1371) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theothermatt (182) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (679) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Draft - from memory at MBGF 2013 , reddish pink pour , obviously raspberry aromas . Palate is sticky sweet almost syrupy . Big boozy and sweet . Interesting , couldn't drink a lot if this . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Massive jammy berries and light chocolate nose. Dark tea color with ruby highlights. Big range of explosive berry flavors right off / mid palate mellow into smooth sweet fruitiness / very lightly bitter in finish. Medium body with just a touch of astringency. Wonderful stuff. Such a collection of subtle fruit flavors. Doesn’t overwhelm or bomb the tongue. Hides the alcohol very well. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 2012 Bottle. Huge raspberry nose, chocolate, pop tarts. Very impressive. Deep crimson, head immediately goes to lace. Big, sweet, raspberry, smooth and lovely. No alcohol presence, really. A bit tingly. Bitter finish. Very smooth and silky body with tight, prickly carbonation. Lovely. Delicious stuff. Lovely flavors last forever. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (577) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. This is the beer of my dreams! Enticing chocolate raspberry aroma and a taste to match. A bit booze, but very agreeable. Sweet and tart and rich. Yum!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Thanks, Tim, for this one! Maroon colour, very little head. Fabulous aroma of milk chocolate, raspberries, malt, vanilla, hard sweet candies. Taste is sweet raspberries but has a dark chocolate roast backbone to it. Considering this is 15.5 percent there’s very little alcohol present. A lovely dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle in Vail. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a dark red color with white head. Raspberry jam, slight alcohol aromas. Raspberry jam, pretty strong flavor. Definitely a sipper.

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