XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bryce, Dark cola pour with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, cherry. Taste is lots of chocolate malt, very sweet and tart cherries.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 June 23, 2013 - bottle at Bryce’s. Black pour with limited head. Roasted malt, bourbon and raspberry aroma. Taste was consistent with aroma but a tart raspberry. Medium body and smooth.
February 21, 2014 - this bottle had some veggies in the taste so dropped overall by 1 to 15.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my friend Ed Roberts, thanks a ton brotha! Wow! Tons of raspberries in this one. Good hints of chocolate and cream as well. Super well balanced and easy to drink. Not a whole lot of bourbon character but that didn’t stop me from pouring a 2nd glass.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, sweet berries, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, honey, raspberries, roasted malt, and light bourbon.
PhillyCraft (2764) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Vt. Black pour with light caramel head. Notes of raspberry, chocolate, jam, smooth and tart fruits and bourbon. Smaller notes of vanilla, wood, and coffee. Body is on the fuller side with light carbonation.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle share at BW - pre-hill farmstead 3rd anniversary. pours black with a low beige head, some retention. intense raspberry truffles, dark cocoa and red fruit jam, gently and subtlely dipped and coated in vanilla bourbon, roastiness and woody notes. sweet, and i guess cloying, but raspberry and chocolate are so much present that it feels like a dessert.. average to soft carbonation, full body. a nice sipper.
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to the guy who brought this at Hill Farmstead pre-3rd anniversary bottle share. Black with a small beige/red head and barely no lacing. Aroma of raspberries, dark chocolate, light bourbon, caramel and some sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet and reminds me of raspberry truffles... raspberries, dark chocolate, light bourbon, malt, honey(?) or at least something sweet and sugary and light coffee notes. Medium body (maybe thin for the style). Soft to moderate carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. Very interesting RIS. Not easily drinkable, but quite complex. I would love to have this again.
thirdeye11 (5379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to JJFoodie) near espresso black, dark tan fine bubbles. Nose of raspberry, dark chocolate, raspberry puree/seeds. Taste of rich dark chocolate, raspberry and seeds, burnt marshmallow, cream, thick body, nice linger.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Big raspberry, chocolate, and roast malt aromas. Notes of peanut butter, coffee, some alcohol, burnt sugar, and vanilla. A nice sweetness to the flavor of chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla. Mild licorice, alcohol, coffee, and burnt sugar.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch dark , smooth light brown head.
aroma is faint red berries, chocolate, likle red berries chocolate
flavor is roasted malts, berries, complex, powerfull, great