elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at the "ratebeer" table at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival, thanks to beeryum for providing. Wow, this was a standout with a unique array of rasberry tartness balanced with caramel and vanilla notes. Smooth with alcohol well hidden. Excellent!
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you Beeryum for bringing this to pizza port’s strong ale fest. I’ve been wanting to try this beauty for a while and I was not disappointed. Hands down the best fruit beer I’ve had -- raspberry notes are present but not in your face and play nicely against the vanilla and malty tones in the beer. Body is lush and silky. More more more!
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great beer. I want to thank beeryum for bringing this to the 2005 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. Dark brown color, tart raspberry flavor that ’s well balanced. Loved it.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 nice black cherry body with no head...aroma of sweet raspberry, sugary malts, raison, prune, and candied yam....flavor is quite similar with an added emphasis on a chocolate finish....add a touch of smokiness, toffee, coffee, and nutmeg....nice palate, and a great beer....thank you silphium
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2004 6.3 oz bottle. Aroma is dead nuts for hot cross buns on easter morning, complete with the frosting (special recipe--with almond extract) Sweetness and fruitiness. Cardamom note as well. Flavor is quite nice and mellow. Alcohol is amazingly hidden. Thick, with a sweet finish, but never cloying. Rasberry character is present and attractive, but never dominating, long smooth rich luxurious malty finish, with only traces of balancing hops. This is utterly fantastic. Thanks a ton for sharing.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 500th rating on RB. Pours a light red-pink with a dirty pink head, quickly dissapearing over a purple body. The aroma is quite unique. Fruity raspberry and a bit of cherry. Sweet malts, definately noticable as both carmel and chocolate, and a faint alcohol. Sweet syrup and chocolate as well. The flavor is a homemade raspberry jelly followed closely by a toasted malt that is very clean, cleaned up by a finishing alcohol character. Chocolate makes an appearance at times as well. This is a very plesant beer. Not overly fruity like lots of fruit beers. It’s has great definition of flavors in it’s recipe. A shining example of a well assembeled beer not relying on alcohol or overpowering hops to provide a great experience. Thanks to Sully for this one.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle with illini08 on Thanksgiving. wonderful aroma heavy with raspberries. a reddish brown pour with virtually no head. flavor was like a raspberry white chocolate syrup with plenty of alcohol noted. more of a sipping liquor than a lager beer.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tanks JCW. 2004 bottling. Pours with a scant head and a cloudy, muddy, dark brown body with only the faintest hint of red. Aroma of a chocolate covered cherry that has been melted, covered with warm, simple syrup, then baked in an over for three hours, then poured warm into my glass. If you missed the subtleties of that statement, just think that I believe the aroma to be "satisfactory." Flavor is unbelievable. It is the cooled, liquid form of the aroma (Refer to above). This is quite sick. Truely one of the best, most expressive fruit beers I have ever tasted.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After all the hype, this baby has held up. Raspberries abound in the aroma as it sits murkily in the glass. Virtually no head. Intense berries and hot chocolate overtones. Rich and viscious on the tongue. Wonderful lingering fruit. An extraordinary dessert beer.