fletchfighters (1275) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with ruby highlights. Light tan head that falls to a thick collar. Spotty lacing.
Nose is raspberries, fairly tart nose with subtle brown ale components. Grain, roast, coffee, chocolate, and toffee.
Taste is chocolate, roast, coffee, toffee and subtle raspberry. Fruit does get bigger as it sits in mouth. Finishes chocolate and tart. Light bodied, good carbonation and pretty mellow really. Its approachable. Its not bad at all really. Needs a bit more body.
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, aroma of raspberries and other fruits. Flavour of mild raspberry and brown ale.
Satyroneto (222) - BRAZIL - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor marrom escuro com tons acobreados; espuma levemente bege de média formação e média persistência com lacing razoável;
Aroma pronunciado de framboesa e um segundo plano de malte torrado e chocolate amargo;
Sabor de início torrado (café) e leve toque de framboesa, evoluindo para um final rico em chocolate amargo e o sempre presente toque da fruta; retrogosto de leve dulçor das framboesas e leve amargor do chocolate;
Corpo médio e carbonatação baixa; drinkability nas alturas.
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"being that this is a pretty nice, nutty brown underneath the raspberries, this is a pretty enjoyable beer. One to get light beer drinkers to switch to the dark side. "
andrewje41 (1456) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 Oz bottle poured. Pours a dark reddish brown with a sweet, fresh r ed raspberry aroma. Hint of chocolate there too. Lasting cream like tan head. Sweet, lighter bodied beer with caramel like malt flavor. Raspberry flavor all throughout as expected. Fruity finish. Not a bad beer here. Had to try it, and enjoyed it.
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, chocolate, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity finish. Decent.
mkel07 (4343) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2014. Brown with red flecks throughout. Big hit of sweet raspberries in the aroma carries into the flavour but not as strong.
fluffy (1957) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
smelled like sweet tarts, tasted like it too. pretty fake and artificial, like dextrose and citric acid. drain pour.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose has plenty of ripe raspberry, but only carries into the taste in great subtlety, and without a hint of additional sweetness. The ideal construction of a fruit beer that is embedded within another style, in my opinion (brown ale, in this case). The flavor of the brew is all easy-drinking nutty malt, just like Downtown Brown, but with a hint of raspberry. Very well done. Not a complicated or exciting profile, but tasty and easy to quaff.
lightbias (313) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This pours a medium, flat brown with an off-white head, and an unsubstantial lace. A faint aroma of artificial cherries and bad easter chocolate wafts from the glass. The first swallow allows those sweet, tootsie roll pop flavors to drift over my tongue but then burns it with bitter and offers no compensation for it. The body is flat but buzzy, only adding to the wrongness of this beer. I am very disappointed in yet another "fruit" brew.