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 (8631) - 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 (4400) - 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.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
RATING #500! 2004 bottle thanks to styles. Murky burnt orange pour with only a ring of beige head remaining. There was a cool shimmery copper reflection off the top. An explosion of freshly-pressed raspberries escaped almost before the cap was lifted. Rich, toasty chocolate and caramel were not far behind... along with sweet alcohol esters and darker spices. Aroma opened up more and more as the brew approached room temperature. This was absolutely decadent from the first touch on the lips through the long satisfying finish. Fresh raspberries imbued both sweet and tart notes, both intricately laced throughout the flavor... complemented by dark, Swiss chocolates, chewy caramel, spices (nutmeg and vanilla), and a hint of floral. No flavor dominated, and I canít think of a flavor aspect that wouldíve made this better. So very smooth across the palate... with some mild graininess distributing the multitude of flavors to the proper taste buds. Finish was long and remniscent of freshly-picked raspberries dipped in warm caramel-laced chocolate. This was absolutely brilliant!
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this certainly met my expectations. Never before have I gasped "oh my god" when a beer first hit my tongue. An explosion of raspberry and chocolate in the mouth, with subtle caramel. Creamy and soft, with no alcohol showing at all... I wish the bottle wasnít so tiny! Iím almost done with it already and feel like Iíve hardly started. A wonderful treat, well worth every penny. My new #1. Thanks, SuIIy!
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2007 Tasty and sweet. Smells like a chocolatey barleywine, with some raspberry. Color is dark red with a small head. Flavor is tart raspberry, dark chocolate and sweet malt. Lingering bite from the alcohol is nice.