edgallow (2188) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and fruit. Taste is berries, malts and chocolate.
rdixon77 (783) - Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big black pour with khaki head. Raspberries hit you in nose and taste. Pretty medicinal and artificial. Also lots of ash, cocoa, coffee. Appropriate heavy mouthfeel. okay stuff.
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/16/14. 22oz bottle (I think, possibly 750mL) thanks to Brent during a VORLAUF meeting. Black pour with a nice enough tan head. Big raspberry aroma, a touch artificial, like candy almost, hints of char, chocolate, and soy sauce. Plenty of raspberry in the flavor, sweet again, reminds of candy, with touches of dark chocolate, coffee, mild acidity, and lingering ashy soy sauce. Could be worse.
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At GABF. Black with tan head. Fruity aroma of syrup and raspberries. Light chocolate flavor and more syrupy fruit. Sweet finish is off balance. Medium body. Needs some work.
PhillyCraft (3307) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with simon and Keith. Pours black with off white head, light lacing. Aromas and flavor of blackberry, smoke, raspberry, chalk, and dark chocolate. Light to medium in body. Ok Russian imperial.
RobertDale (3542) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and chocolate. Taste is raspberries, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Hides the alcohol very well. Enjoyed this.
bleeng (1532) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Pours black with little head. Nose is huge raspberries. Taste is really bitter, and tart. I don’t get the stout part of this. OK for a taster.
AmEricanbrew (5856) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black body with lasting tan head. Nice raspberry chocolate, vanilla, dark roast aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice lightly sweet raspberry chocolate flavors with medium roast maltage---simple but well executed fruit stout--very tasty
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle served in a snifter.
A - Pitch black body, 2 fingers of frothy mocha head with nice retention and lots of lacing.
S - Licorice, artificial cherry/raspberry syrup, roasted malts, cocoa powder, toasted bread crust, caramel, earthy grassy hops.
T - Cherry and raspberry fruit bring a sweet but tart tangyness. A cherry cola like sweetness. The malt provides a mild earthy roast, caramel, toasted bread crust, with bakers chocolate growing heavier towards the finish. Some grassy hops are the mix as well. Finishes roasty and tart with a cocoa powder aftertaste.
M - Medium chewy body with adequate carbonation.
Not sure what to think about this one. I find myself liking the fruity tartness and then disliking it on the next sip as it somewhat reminds me of cherry cough syrup. I wish the base beer was a little bolder to support the raspberries better.
Serving type: bottle
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Raising a glass to the brewery as they were damaged in a tornado. Hopefully, everyone is okay. Pours very dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of raspberry jam, sweet chocolate malt, lightly roasted chocolate, vanilla and raspberry filled dark chocolates. Body on the lighter side of medium. Really enjoyed this.