Ungstrup (34328) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[At RBSG 2005] A muddy brown beer with a small disappearing off-white head. The aroma is very spicy and with strong notes of raspberries, but also with lesser notes of oranges and caramel. The flavor is pretty much like the aroma with a strong accentuation of the raspberries and the spices, that I can’t pick apart. Lovely. Thanks Mike (eyedrinkale)
JPDIPSO (5604) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy rudy/chestnut colored liquid. Moderate creamy tan head dissipates to a fine lid and ring about the glass. Chocolate covered cherries seem to sum up the aroma. Some toffee and raspberry chews also seem in the mix. Rich in feel, yet the fruit seems to thin it out in the last half of the sip. Lots of caramel and raspberries in the flavors. Smooth and enjoyable. Mild milk chocolate also in the flavors. Not overly complex. This is great for what it is - A dessert brew. The strength shows itself only slightly as the tongue starts to warm. To me this is simply a "Brach’s Raspberry Caramel". A sweet treat, that for it "drinkablity" and strength is awesome.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color,Small head that had a short hang time then faded quickly to leave nothing behind.Aroma of chocolate and raspberries with a semi-sweetness coming through in the nose.The flavor was fantastic with a good raspberry flavor coming through very nicely some chocolate and malt with a nice sweet side.The alcohol is there because i can feel it but it doesn’t seem to be as harsh as one might think it would be at it’s abv.Very nice brew that i might have to pick up a few more for later trials.
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Shared at the "Pitonka mini RB fest" poured a dark murky redish brown witha small off white head that had hints of pink in it and its lacing. Chocolate and raspbery were the aromas. Flavor had mostly the same componants. Cherry/Raspberry and chocolate. Very smooth and quite thick. Very nice but not quite up to the hype. Thanks Matt for sharing
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky brown with some bubbles on the side and a oily finish on the inside of the glass.Nose is heaven.Like some Raspberry dessert at some overpriced restaurant in New York City.Lots of chocolate and fresh berries.Are you sure this is 18%?? The dessert like taste is for sipping just like you would take small bites of the overpriced dessert.Lovely brew.Just a little thin on the palate.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a deep red-brown body with no head or lacing. The aroma is sweet and full of raspberry with a nice malt undertone. The flavor is also sweet and full of raspberry with a nice maltiness and the slight hint of alcohol. Medium to full bodied and remarkably smooth.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Dark burgundy color with a small, light pink head, which quickly disappears. Rich caramel, toffee and chocolate aromas, with a mild hint of tobacco leaf , dough and raspberry puree. Flavor is big and bold, luscious and refined in every way. I thought the raspberry flavor was fairly tame, whereas the malt flavor was monstrous and complex, with a chocolate, cocoa and caramel flavor. Light hints of vinous fruits, mainly raspberries were present as well. A delightful beer, from the very versatile brewers at Kuhnhenn.
suiteddeuces (1) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelieveable beer. It’s amazing this place is 5 miles from where I live. Was not too happy at first about the high price, had one sip, and I would easily pay twice as much for it. Complex chocolate/raspberry taste goes down extremely smooth, changing direction even inch down your throat. 18% and you wouldn’t even think it was %5 from drinking it. I must drink beer
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Finally I gave in and tasted the bottle I received. Pours a cloudy amber hue with no head. Aromas of raspberries, honey, jam, and caramel. Flavors of thick sweet raspberries, caramel and a little coffee and chocolate. Quite decadent indeed.
Ernest (7320) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle. Virtuallly no head. Body is dark reddish-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is heavily malty (caramel, chocolate), with notes of raspberry, cherry pie, sherry. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lighlty acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, soft/flat carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is a far better beer to smell than it is to drink. The nose is like a freshly baked pastry, very caramelly and chocolatey and enticing, but the mouth experience disappoints after that. Kinda watery, with little balance for the sweetness. This is neither rich nor decadent in the mouth experience. I know many will groan when they see this, but what can I say...this had a very nice nose and hid its alcohol well, but otherwise wasn’t remarkable at all.