MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks owed to Normyk for this long time want. What a special little beer to just give away, essentially.
Split with Ryan011235. Poured into two taster mini snifters.
A- This little bottle is quite the spectacle. Little mini 6.3 fl oz clear bottle, dipped in a burgundy wax that matches the beer inside. The tiny presentation is an interesting contradiction to the huge beer that’s inside. The bottle looked like it was going to turn out flat, but thankfully I am presented with a very small head. It fades down to a collar before disappearing completely. The thick, concentrated beer leaves a solid coating on the side of the glass. The color is a lovely, deep sanguine red.
S- This aroma is in your face raspberry puree. Its very juicy and fresh. It calls forth images of raspberry preserves or a slice of raspberry pie. Although raspberries are the main characteristic here, it is possible to pick out a slight notion of the malts below. I can pick out a slight bit of rich chocolate. This is undoubtedly the most raspberry-strong aroma out there.
T- As expected, raspberry preserves are right in your face. It starts sweet and juicy but moves into a more leafy, wild raspberry flavor. There is a suggestion of tartness with a some bitterness at the finish. A little bit of rich chocolate is blended with the raspberries. Naturally, alcohol doesnt let itself be forgotten but it doesnt crash the party either. Its big and spicy but not bigger than those delicious raspberries.
M- Carbonation starts out kinda prickly. It does die down, especially with all the swirling Ive been doing. Once the carbonation has subsided a bit the sheer thickness of this beer can be fully appreciated. Its very syrupy and chewy. The juicy raspberries cling to every surface of the palate.
D- Nursing my little pour is a test. I would have easily been able to drink more than this whole bottle.
Smurf2055 (1255) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy mahogany, minimal light tan head
Smell huge raspberry caramel, sweet
Taste sweet sugary raspberry, creamy
Big and complex, full body, minimal heat
stoutnick (328) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spirit rainbow coloured. Taste is likewise - doesn’t feel like a fruity beer due to sweet fruitiness on finish and booze.
solros (62) - stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly well balanced, vanilla flavor. feels like a liquid dessert. Fits really well for pie pastry.
Enjoyit (3083) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unclear brown of color with an off with head. An aroma of raspberries, blackberries, black berries, sweet chocolate, sweets and and candy. A flavor of candy, raspberries, cherries, blackn currants and dry with weak sweets.
MPA (777) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. 2007 version. Thx Svend/Enjoyit. Dark with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, raspberries, fruiit and dark malts. Tart, very tart. Also sweetness from berries with an alcoholic, yet mellow vinous flavour. This is as complet as it gets. Great, great beer.
beastmaster (188) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour has little too no carbonation. Color of cranberry juice. Smells like rasberry syrup, toffee, malt??? Molasses thickness. Tart, Grapefruit, Tangerines rhines and strong raspberry. Burns going down. Tasty
AdamJackson (2013) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade, enjoyed with a friend which was probably a mistake. 2012 vintage should be shared 3 ways...very boozy.
A - Pours a translucent blood red to purple color. Very little head and fades fast.
S - Nose is loaded with bright fruitiness. Smells like a mix of Serendipity and Raspberry Tart from New Glarus.
T - It’s really hard to get beyond the medicinal qualities of this. Cough syrup, throat drops and goose. But there was a lot of fruit like a salad with a ton of cherry, raspberry and apple.
M - Thin, crisp and tart.
O - This is a very good beer but 2-3 ounces is more than enough.
BMMillsy (1099) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Adam for getting this to me in trade. 2012 bottle with red wax poured in a Firestone Walker Teku on February 13, 2014. Pours bright and dark red with no head at all even with a vigorous pour. Huge sweet raspberry and booze aroma, some caramel or toffee, lots of sweet syrupy sugar smell. So much sweet berry. Flavor is sweet straight raspberry jam, and then some toffee like malts tingling the tongue with plenty of booze in the background. This is very sweet with a thick nearly syrupy mouthfeel but balanced with some light carbonation as to make it more drinkable. Huge flavors in this brew for sure. Made for the raspberry lover. Very nice and a bit hot.
theothermatt (140) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 bottle. Dark red without carbonation. Holy sweet fruit aroma. Like Raspberry jam. Chocolate and caramel covered in raspberry. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. Remarkably drinkable for its ABV. Awesome.
alliance100 (329) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - from memory at MBGF 2013 , reddish pink pour , obviously raspberry aromas . Palate is sticky sweet almost syrupy . Big boozy and sweet . Interesting , couldn't drink a lot if this .
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