DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beverages and More, Mission Valley, San Diego. Very dark colour, only held up to the light can I see some brown. Very, very nice raspberry aroma. Delicious beer. Tastes like a raspberry and chocolate pie: a superb combination. Fresh and light, but a vivid flavour and a sweet aftertaste. Top notch.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer. I think the rasberry blends very well with the maltiness of this brown. Good balance of flavor between malt and fruit. Low hop profile. This is something I would like to try brewing at home.
mystteria99 (2) - USA - JUL 30, 2001 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
unfortunetly, im not one for fruity drinks, however, if i was, this would be a winner in my book. its easy to drink, and has a delightful rasberry after taste.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with huge tan head. Robust berry aroma ... nicely rounded-out lightly bittered beer with the raspberry topping. Well done in the style that I usually don't dig too much.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like raspberries, looks brown. This beer is really an enigma, in that is both quite fruity and heavy. Finish is rather thick. A good beer, but two at one sitting would probably be more than enough.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a good sized tan head. This stuff tastes like a chocolate covered raspberry. Goes down smooth but fills you up fast. I was surprised of how good this was.
Oscbert (964) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
~Light chocolate malt and caramel with tart raspberry.
~Pours a beautiful garnet with small lasting creamy brownish head.
~Subtle hint of chocolate and caramel in flavor with lots of refreshing tart raspberry..
~Med body, med CO2, refreshing, abrupt sweet finish.
~Not what I was expecting. I was expecting something sweet and syrupy. This has great balance and is very refreshing. This is one I could enjoy on a cold winter night or a hot summer day.
BRASTA (8) - USA - SEP 14, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle....Hutchins Grocery 06’...Dank. So dank. Plus it is got that Razzz-Chocolate thing going on. Striaght up. Buzz.
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.
DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Rastacouere for this one. Raspberry aroma with notes of a weird cleanser and some metallic rust notes. Not particularly pleasing aroma. Dark amber/burgundy color with a frothy light tan head. Start is slightly tart with mild hints of raspberries. In the middle, it turns roasty, toasty and malty with chocolate tones. This is extremely well-balanced flavorwise. The raspberries work well with the chocolate and roasted malts and neither overpowers the other. This should be what brewers strive for flavorwise and balancewise when they make fruited brown ales. Unfortunately, the aroma on this beer sucks.