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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Petkus331 (325) - Redford, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karstenborg (446) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (633) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2012 bottle to teku. Deep reddish brown. Low carb. Tootsie pop in a glass. Cherry, raspberry, chocolate. Sweet delicious nectar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1979) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7470) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle at Darkness Day. Rich sweet raspberry element to this. Super good. So glad I got to try it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
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 that’s neither here nor there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (874) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (306) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
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 it’s hard to get past the booze. Overall, a stunning beer, but somewhat disappointing for the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Pour is deep red/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, raspberry syrup, and milk chocolate. Flavor is much heavier on the chocolate with notes of raspberry, dark chocolate, oak, roast malt, dark honey, and warming booze in the finish. Lingering taste of licorice and tart raspberry.

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