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 (23500) - 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 (5351) - 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 (3303) - 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
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Bottle (187ml - dated 2004). Courtesy of Boutip - BIG thank you to him!. MY 1,000th RATING!! Nine months and two days (I started from scratch, too, nothing from notes) after joining RateBeer I have hit it - like a slightly overdue birth. Poured deep murky ruby-brown with a small creamy tan head. Rich aroma of roast nuts, pumpernickel, belgian chocolate, yeast, cream, raspberries, fruitcake and alcohol - God that’s lovely. Taste - oh, man, where do you start? Tiramasu, tart chocolate mousse with raspberry compote, there’s port, sherry, kirsch - this is incredible - thick, syrupy, yeasty, alcoholic, long bitter tart fruit and malt finish - one of the highlights of my nine month rating here on RB. I must get more of this!!!!
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled in 2004, courtesy of Silphium (sorry J). This is the best lager I have ever had. Very complex. Raspberries, chocolate fudge, and alcohol dominate. This is an awesome beer.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[ Bottled ; chilled ; 6.3oz ]
Deepest thanks to Rastacouere for sharing this gem! This is simply astonishing.
A fully diminushing small fizzy off-white head that tops up a clear very dark mahogany body. No lacing. No particules. Few small bubbles Aroma presents heavy full sherry, raspberries, chocolate... very naughty nose. I couldn’t isolate hops. Also, there are . Initial flavor is heavily bitter raspberries and heavy cholocate/fudge/brownies.. development is warming alcohol and little acidity. Finish is medium.. medium to full body... creamy texture... Fizzy carbonatation. A cake in a bottle.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - FEB 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A HUGE thanks to Degarth for this beauty. Pours a clear reddish brown with fizzy orange-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves virtually no lacing -- looks almost like a glass of Dr. Pepper. Great big fruity aroma of grapes, raspberries, chocolate and soothing alcohol. Flavor is big-time sweet bready malt, well-integrated raspberries, chocolate, a tiny hint of alcohol (even at the "revised" figure of 10.6% the alcohol is very well concealed) and the barest hint of licorice. Excellent subsantialyl thick, smooth & bubbly palate. Yep, worth the hype. Thanks again to my man Degarth.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 18,7 cl) Pours a clear, dark amber with a tiny, beige head. Fantastic and complex nose of chocolate, toffee and some sherry-like accents. Extremely full body with some distinct, warming alcohol. The raspberries add a pleasant - yet discreet - fruitiness throughout, but the chocolate clearly dominates. Somewhat sugary finish. Extremely complex and a very unique experience. Thanks to madsberg for sharing. 120206