Westmeister (1830) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at LAB. Big on the raspberry, but in an not so good artifical way. Some of the dark, roastiness of the porter comes through, but is, in the end, overwhelmed by the fruit.
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(US 2012 recollected in tranquility binge). Nitro sample pour@Source, Asheville 20/09/2012. Looks appealing, even in its diminutive cilindre sample glass: near-opaque purple tinged dark brown with a solid mocha head. The rest is dominated by instant aromas: thawed shockfrozen raspberries along with some thaw water diluting most remnants of what feels like a runny, hurried brewpub porter underneath. French press coffee brewed with thaw water + Costco raspberry pie.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at LAB. Lots of raspberry character, tending more toward black raspberry, and quite artificial. Base beer is mostly covered up.
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ LaB. Nitro pour! Dark brown. Steady light brown head. Heavy raspberry nose. Loads of fruit. Tastes of raspberries. Finishes with coffee bitterness from all of the roasted grains. An absolutely amazing pairing of flavors. (3443)