GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huh, who would have guessed, strong raspberry aroma.Dark brown in color. Thin almost no head. I smell chocoalte and smoked chesnuts. Not to much rasberry in the taste. The finish is a bit week. Overall the beer has a very thin feel. Not to great.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from bottle on July 5th, 2003 - Day 5 of Blake's Beer Month™
Has a nice aroma of raspberry and a good flavoring as well. The beer pours with a dark brown, slightly see-through appearance and a nice sized head. The raspberry flavoring is covered up nicely, but still evident. There's a bit of nuts and chocolate here and was easy to drink and flavorful - overall, pretty darn good.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Does have some raspberry flavor, though muted. A mild, perhaps nutty brown ale with little hops. Easy drinking though if you want a fruit beer, go elsewhere. A very dark base beer, almost porterish. Nice.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a dark reddish brown color. The raspberry flavor is light. Has a chocolaty nut flavor.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003 Great aroma, but like most fruit beer, doesn't quite measure up on taste. To its credit, it is not cloying nor overly sweet. Thinnish mouthfeel, maybe needs a little more brown and a little less raspberry.
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma, good taste. Not too much fruit taste. Nice rich brown color and taste. Not a bad beer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured with a single finger foamy brownish head. The body...a very dark reddish brown when held up to the light. Aroma of chocolate covered raspberries. Kind of like those rasberry "oranges" you smash and eat at christmas time. I personally never cared for them much. The raspberry taste is present but suttle with a nutty chocolate character as well. Not really my kind of flavor. I would love the brown by itself minus the raspberry.
Marc (485) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep chestnut color tan head. Rasberry nose with some malt. Tastes strong of rasberries, light but very present and slightly sweet. Malts come across a bit to bitter and cardboardy. Fruity finish is decent. The Malt really screw the pooch for this one.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 a scent of chocolate covered raspberries floating above a thinly headed ruby gleam..cardboard raspberry day dreams in chocolate drizzles... raspberry bitterness..not too fruity though...above average brown with a raspberry glow..definitely gets better as it warms..so..yeah
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Deep brown with ruby hints. Strong rasberry aroma. Wonderfully smooth raspberry and malt flavors.