bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(6.3 oz. bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours a cloudy reddish-brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries, raisins, caramel, and a hint of orange. Flavor of chocolate, honey, and raspberry syrup. Truely a delightful experience!
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Vintage 2004. Ruby colour with a small beige head. Raspberries, vanilla, wood aroma, well balanced. Raspberreis, vanilla, wood, velvet taste. Full body with a long sweet finish. Like a good wine, Great!
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 vintage. This has an aroma consisting of raspberries, chocolate, and a mild hint of sour mash. It is a mahogany colored solution with a glaze of a caramel colored head, but with good lacing. This rich beer introduces itself to the mouth with the sweet taste of raspberries and dates. In the mouth the flavor is a raspberry and chocolate combination. The chocolate taste enters during the finish and lingers well in the throat.
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Special thanks to richlikebeer for sharing this wonderful beer. Pours a deep, dark reddish brown. with no head. Aroma is well-balanced between chocolate, caramel, and raspberries. Taste is crisp with raspberries upfront and chocolate on the back of the palate.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2004 edition. Deep reddish with a small light brown head. Malty aroma with notes of vanilla, a nice balanced raspberry fruityness and hints of wood. malty raspberry sweet flavor with notes of chocolate/ vanilla and wood. Wellbalanced alcohol sweet finish. Thanx to rene (sk8viking) for sharing this very nice beer.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample BI Indy gathering 2/25/06 - Aroma is strong raspberry, chocolate, and malt. Pours thick red-brown with no head or lacing. Flavor is so nice and delicate. I was surprised the chocolate is allowed to be as strong as it is. The raspberry and chocolate blend together to make it a perfect dessert. Palate is tart and creamy. Great stuff. I need to drink more to justify such a high rating. I’m sure it will probably go up though.
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to René for sharing.
Clear ruby coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, wood and vanilla with notes of fruits and berries.
Sweet flavour of berries, wood and vanilla.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very thick and dark brownish-red...Smells fruity, like with figs and cherries, more like a barelywine than a "fruit beer". The rasberries are well-hidden, but it smells like cake/frosting - reminds me of cupcakes or something like that...Very heavy...very rasberry flavor with bits of dark chocolate. It has a pleasant tart finish and is not as sweet as I expected it to be. Very, very good!
notalush (5184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 bottle, huge thanks to Pailhead for getting me this much sought after treat - dark burgundy color with minimal lace - the aroma can best be described as chocolate raspberry cheesecake - VERY inviting - the flavor is similar to this - like a liquid dessert - chocolate takes center stage, but the raspberries, while taking a subordinate role, are what really make the beer shine - only mildly sweet, with a slight raspberry tartness at the end to further cut the sweetness - what can be said that others haven’t said already? - this beer rocks.
GRM (3180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 187 ml, wax caped, bottled in 2004; eye:dark burgundy with golden brown relections, no head per se, good effervescence; nose: cherry, chocolate, alcool, caramel; taste: lot of sensations, a bit of a tart side to it, chocolate, small fruits, slight tickly sensation on the tip of the tongue, alcool warmth