anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty chocolate and raspberry aroma. Roasted malty raspberry and bitter chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate and bitter tart raspberry finish.
HighlanderOne (936) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle. Tough to open with the wax seal, but once opened the cocoa, butterscotch and alcohol aroma hit you. Completely black with a dark mahogany head. So far, very intimidating. The flavor that comes to mind is raspberry filled dark chocolate. Oak, smoke and caramel flavors as well. Creamy malt feel offsets the tartness from the raspberries. Not exactly my cup of tea, but an interesting, well done stout.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 03, 2012
Appearance: pours black as night and thick as oil, fine brown head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark chocolate, hint of honey, touch of fruity tartness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, plenty of raspberry well in balance with the roasted malt, just a hint of fruity tartness, as it warms the raspberry grows and pulls out a milk chocolate sweetness, tartness grows as well but stays in the background
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
OldGrowth (2350) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, from Triangle Wine. ok aroma, sweet. fruity. chocolate, raspberry. dark blackish brown color, small head, faded quick. little to no lace. sweet flavor. heavy body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet finish. um, kind of tough to drink, sweet and boozy. not coming together for me. not enjoyable IMO.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, Batch 1. Poured high-viscosity, near black with a short-lived, toasted tan head. The aroma picked up a strong dose of sweet chocolate-covered raspberries and bourbon, with hits of coffee, molasses, and maple as well.. alcohol amplified everything.. this almost smelled cloying (if that’s possible). The flavor was along the same lines.. tangy raspberry seeds and bourbon throughout.. sweet chocolates, vanilla, and lesser raspberry meat at the core.. metallic bourbon and tart seeds on the warm finish, with a very nice kick from sweet bourbon after the swallow. Heavy-bodied with a lot of sugars and a lot of tartness on the palate (those worked well most of the time, but clashed in a few places).. a little too strong and a little too much going on, but I’d gladly drink it again.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours thick jet black with massive long lasting brown head. aroma of bourbon and chocolate. taste is lots of bourbon chocolate and smokey ash some sweet raspberry
Tmoney99 (9641) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jmborggren. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt, fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted malt and sweet fruit flavor with a medium dark malt sweet fruit finish of moderate duration. Sweet complex brew.
jhimstedt (5) - Wacotown, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh 2012 bottle. Super complex, layers and layers. If you don’t like fruit in your stout then pass on this one, raspberries take center stage and backed up perfectly by the roast and chocolate. The hops are pretty nonexistent but the tartness of the fruit balances well with the malts. Good mouthfeel, but not sticky sweet. I like
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is a deep, dark brown shade, nearing black. Atop the beer is a half inch of soapy, beige head that leaves random traces of lacing on the tulip.
The aroma brings raspberries, roasted malt, chocolates. Smells like a gourmet raspberry chocolate candy.
Really enjoyable. Lots of raspberry throughout. Chocolate raspberries. Not too sweet. Well balanced, with a present alcoholic warmth. I love raspberries, and they work beautifully in this stout.
Smooth on the palate. Easy drinking and teeming with flavor. Moderately low carbonation.
Overall, very glad I traded for this. I definitely recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-01-2012
tricyclist (472) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample pour from 22oz... Pours a deep dark, viscous black with no head. Nose is nice malt, smooth but roasted with sweetness of caramel and plenty of raspberries and cherries. Flavor is supremely sweet, too sweet for me personally. Roasted malts and dark chocolate with raspberries and berry-like fruit. No lacing, almost, whatsoever. I wanted more outta this.