OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Poured from 12oz bottle a dark reddish brown. Smells of malt, raspberries, and dark chocolate. Tastes of tart raspberries, cereal, toffee, and dark chocolate.
keith0718 (287) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not my thing, but this is a great beer. Delicious fruity flavor with aftertaste hinting of chocolate.
ellolovey (289) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Taco Mac Cumming. Pours a dark amber with a purplish white foamy head. Aroma of raspberries and sweet malts. Nice tartness to balance out all the sweetness. Caramel and raspberries with some citrus rinds. Bitter finish.
DMLINAZ (191) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty smooth; the brown ale and raspberry flavors are reasonably subtle and complement one another. More flavor as it warms.
VikingAngel (1) - Omaha, USA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pleasant aroma, a bit too fruity-smelling for my taste but not too fruity on the taste.
bubbleflubber (1465) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear amber pour, with a thin cap that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of raspberries, light sourdough and candied raspberry essence. Flavors are similar, raspberry citrus, light malt notes (nondescript), and finishing with a tart berry citrus. The mouthfeel is very active with carbonation and the palate is somewhat light and refreshing, just this side of watery or thin. This goes down very well, and whereas it doesn’t feel as complex as I wished it would have, I can certainly see myself singing its praises on a hot dog day of summer.
DuffMan (5247) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, aged for about a year, not on purpose. Brown pour with ruby highlights and a thick beige head that retains beautifully. Aroma certainly showcases natural stemmy raspberry with an underlying sweetness and earthiness. Palate is wonderfully balanced between chocolate and seedy raspberry, sweet and malty first, with natural raspberry rounding out the palate. I enjoyed this far more than I expected. So delicious!
Cybercat (2519) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a barely translucent mahogany with a thick, fine-bubbled, light tan head that leaves generous lacing. Strong aroma is mainly fruity, almost like a cider but with a malty and subtly spicy (mainly cloves) undertone. Fruity, powdery flavor has malty and yeasty notes plus earthy and spicy hints, the latter being cloves and cinnamon. The fruit component is mainly sour apple with an undertone of cherry. Firm texture has a rather subtle and not persistent fizz. Pucker up for this one!
Steasy66 (544) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pinkish brown with light pink head. Aroma is all tart raspberry with a bit of funk. Flavor is pretty bland with some raspberry in the finish. Overly carbed with thin body.
bluemooner (556) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light brown with a small tan head. Aroma is light caramel malts and some berry. Flavor is nice, lightly roasted malt, caramel, milk chocolate, sweet fruit and raspberry notes though the fruit is not overpowering, simply present in the background. Light body with medium carbonation. Pretty good.