axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2004. Complements of SuIIy. Poured a deep mahogany color body with a small tan head. An incredible nose of sweet chocolate and syrupy rasberries. The flavor was bitter dark chocolate up front with a perfect blend of meduim tart and sweet rasberries coming through in the finish. Just an all around incredible creation!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks to axilla for sharing this one! 2004 nip bottle. Clear mahogany body with a thin, ephemeral beige head. Unparalleled aroma conjures up notions of raspberry-chocolate syrup, fudge, molasses, black cherries, pecan pie, and amazing earthy notes. Flavor has decadent medium-high sweetness and nice tartness. Continually brings up new notes such as bitter cranberry chocolate sauce, fresh raspberries, prunes, and peach wine. Extraordinarilly complex and delicious.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, with a deep reddishness when held up to light, and a small tan head. Aroma is really great; smells like chocolate covered raspberries. I pick up a little of that candy corn nose that others have noted, but I wouldnít have noticed it otherwise. The flavor is sweet and chocolately, followed by some tart raspberry flavor. The alcohol content is pretty much completely hidden. Very smooth texture, somewhat full bodied, and a nice long finish that reminds me of rich chocolate cake covered in raspberry syrup. Though this beer is excellent, itís definitely a "dessert beer", and not something I would go for as an everyday drink.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big thanks to Walt for sharing this beer. The pour is a murky red purple with a thin pink that dissipates quickly. It has that candy corn nose that Walt mentioned with some caramel and chocolate malt. The taste is sweet with some chocolate and some acidic tartness in the finish. The raspberry is pretty subtle. I liked the beer and would like some more. Although I donít think Iíd want it eveyday!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004: Pour is pinkish brown with an almost nonexistant head...smelled sweet and syrupy and exactly like CANDY CORN? Some chocolate as it warmed, but definately just candy corn...maybe caramel too...taste was sweet with some bittersweet cocoa...some tartness toward the fniish, but I didnít get a whole lot of raspberry...alcohol sort of came out more in the finish...very good, but overrated indeed...
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
What are they trying to accomplish? I have had chocolate and either raspberry or strawberry filling..in fruit wine and liquors naturally or more than naturally sweet. Thatís dessert. Yes in this beer there is distinct flavours from the eisbock, the chocolate, the tart raspberry. Yes, very much like an American filled chocolate. To me, this is a fruit beer. I have had good beers with chocolate. I have had Unibroue and other fruit beers. This, the whole thing is an experiment that more or less worked. I know its against the grain, but I have to call the shot..itís overated.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Blood Red coloring with Tan Head. Deep Raspberry and Chocolate Aroma. Heavy Mouthfeel...Alcohol is Well Hidden. Taste is Almost as Good as Aroma. Nice Heavy Chocolate and Rich Raspberry Flavor...Gives it a Sweet but Richly Light Dry Aftertaste For a Wonderful After Dinner Drink. The Caramel Notes I Would Rather Do Without, But Overall an Nice Brew. Would Love to Age This Stuff.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dirty red/brown color. No real head, some small light-brown ringing around the edge. Vinous, buttery raspberry aroma. Kind of simple actually. But yeah... it is quite good tasting. Sweet raspberry with a bitter edge, chocolate toffee malts, very clean and quick raspberry finish that leaves you longing for more. Its very delicious...
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavenly raspberry/chocolate aroma, murky burgundy, tiniest off-white head, some pretty lace, seeds are floating here! Flavour is real raspberry and chocolate, a true marriage! The most full bodied beer Iíve had with fruit, sweet, tart, complex and dangerously drinkable, alcohol is barely noticed. Incredible!! Thank You So Much wohlfs!
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, blood red color with a head that vanishes immediately. Chocolate and maple aroma with a very deep raspberry hit. The chocolate and caramel stick through on the taste, now coupled with strong caramel. The caramel and raspberry did not mix in a way I found particularly appealing and left some sort of strange twang on the aftertaste. I could get by it. Think of the densest chocolate cake drizzled with caramel and filled with raspberries. Thatís what this is.