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RATINGS: 932   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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.
Batch 1 - brewed 2002, bottled same year 10.6%
Batch 2 - brewed late 2004, released 2005
Batch 3 - Brewed 2007, released very end of 2007
Batch 4 - Brewed 2012, released 2013 15.5%
Batch 5 - Brewed 2014, released late 2014

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Long overdue rating here. Can’t tell you how many times I have had this without rating it. 2oz sample at brewery. Pours a deep brown with reddish hue to it, thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma very pleasant of roasted malt, tart raspberries, chocolate, dried fruits, and a bit of wine. Flavor matches well and all of it comes together so nicely. This is a sipper to be enjoyed slowly, just all around wonderful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1407) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
375ml bottle of 2014 release. Pours a reddy brown color without any head. Sticky but not overly sweet. Mellow raspberry without any seed bitterness. Rich maltiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ctipping (549) - Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2015
6 oz. bottle. 2007 bottle. Originally reviewed in March 2013. Thick sludgy pond water. No carbonation. Slight red tinge to the brown. Smell is milk chocolate and raspberry. Strong alcohol. Smells like a raspberry chocolate candy. Much stronger raspberry flavor. Really chocolatey. Straight forward but excellent. Oxidation is present. Slightly bitter earthy flavor. Could be cardboard but it isn’t offensive. Very boozy. Still hot. No carbonation. Heavy. This is incredibly good. Looking forward to the new one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Have had 2004, 2007, little nip bottles along with on tap at GABF a few years back behind the pour stations pour after pour and the most resent batch. Pours out a muddy pinkish amber a little bubble head. Sweet raspberries some chocolate and booze. Taste is amazing rich raspberries chocolate and a nice sweetness. I am a big fan of the older ones over the new one. We did a side by side 2014 and 2007. The 2007 killed it!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (5233) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottled shared at Todd’s. Sticky syrup boozy raspberry stuff. Brown ish in color. 2014 bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Weezel (248) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2015
2012 edition. Pours thick with little head retention and a dark deep purple. Huge aromas of raspberries as they have held up nicely. Faint whiffs of burnt sugar and toasted biscuit. Very fruit forward, very sweet, but in a delicate way. Though it is sweet, the background flavors of chocolate and wafers help to give it depth. Sip slow and let it warm up, this is better room temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Dark ruby with a small pale head. Aroma is raspberry jam, plum, strawberry. Full bodied, sweet and syrupy on the palate, long fruity finish with a warming finish. Taste is raspberries, raspberry jam, plums, caramel. So tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2015
11.7oz bottle shared to snifter. I have been after this delicious offering for some time and it finally came to fruition. the pinkish liquid with no head and soft carbonation was such a delight on the nose so much raspberry and light chocolate notes. the flavor reminded me of raspberry cough syrup in a good way. yes it is a bit cloying in the raspberry sweetness but it was so good with hints of chocolate and caramel. it was so intense and finished with a nice booze warmth. so happy got to share this one finally. hats off kuhnhenn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Red color with pink head. Fruity aroma, raspberry - berries - cherries, malty, caramel and chocolate notes. Heavy sweet taste like aroma. Medium to full oily sticky body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12.7oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep amber with a small head. Aroma of raspberries, some dark chocolate, some caramel and sweet malts, and hints of alcohol. Flavor an incredible blend of everything with strong raspberry, chocolate, and caramel. Smooth texture. A very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krej (185) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Strong smell, very sweet. Kinda think tasting. Can’t taste the alcohol really. Pretty good!

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