Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish-brown color with a sweet, mild aroma of fruit. Flavor was a mix of chocolate and raspberry, not too sweet or too fruity. Looked heavier than it tasted-thin body was not expected. Being a fan of sweeter beers, I really enjoyed this.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deep ruby color with a large off white head. The aroma is sweet and malty. The raspberry notes are very evident. The flavor is sweet and choclately. Not much else. The aftertaste was similiar to cherry cough drops. Just ok.
mribm (445) - Hurley, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown, almost black. It had a nice firm tan head which quickly dissipated and left moderate lacing on the glass. The nose was a slight scent of raspberries. The flavor consisted of more raspberries surrounded by chocolate. The finish was more raspberries and a nice long lasting hoppiness. I really liked this beer, because of the added chocolate flavor. A lot of fruit beers are one dimensional. This beer was like a gourmet dessert. Definitely worth trying again!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2004 Dark brown color (transparent) with a generous off-white thick creamy head. The aroma was pure raspberries...strong, sweet, and tart. The flavor was a delightful mix of tart raspberries, chocolate, and roasted nuts. Crisp, refreshing feel (not expected in such a heavy looking brew.) Wonderful fruit beer. The whole thing comes off very well.
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 (4734) - 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.