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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.18   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real raspberries abound in this chocolate caramel after dinner treat. Aged for a smooth texture and drinkability. This lager beer will handle additional age very well.
Original: 10.6% ABV
2012: 15.5% ABV


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2004 bottle. Huge thanks to SuIIy for this one. Not much head on this deep copper pour. Aromas of rasperry and dark chocolate. Flavors of more raspberry swirled in vanilla and caramel. Sweet and fruity, but not over done. Alcohol was there, but not overpowering and not much heat. Delicious stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Thanks to Beeryum for sharing this one. This eisbock/fruit beer poured a muddy brown color form a 6.3 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is raspberry and fruity touch of chocolate. A full bodied eisbock. Lots of raspberry notes. Some chocolate as well. Interesting and complex. No sign of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet and raspberries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle from Styles
Pours a rich brown with an aroma of vinegarized raspberry, with a bit of chocolate cake thrown in for good measure. Flavor is a raspberry cake with raspberry icing. A nice, sweet beer; very refreshing and surpisingly light for such a thick brown appearance. Alcohol is almost nonexistent in the flavor, which only adds to the mystique of this brew. A very good beer; number 5 all-time? Not in my opinion. But it definitely makes the top 50.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
Amazingly deep dark brown beer with ruby accents. Aroma is of sweet chewy malts, strong aroma of raspberry tartness, toasty sweet malts, chocolate, raspberry aroma. Peppery aroma, toast, sweet chocolate and caramel maltiness wrapped in a delicious robe of ripe raspberry. I can’t believe that a beer can taste this good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
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!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2005
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.


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