Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting - thanks Ryan! Dark black pour. Malty and slight raspberry nose. Really nice taste, chocolate and raspberry taste - really nice. Just a tad of cough syrup in the finish. Still really well done.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark oily pour. Almost no head. Raspberry and bourbon aroma and taste. Very nice.
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with low head. Aroma is roast with light berry sweetness, taste is similar with a light watery finish.
Johnsense (1122) - - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, virtually no head. Chocolate and raspberry most prominent in the aroma. Cocolate covered dark red fruit, red wine, fudge, molasses, heavy body. Nice cold weather sipper
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark colour, almost no head. Tart, big raspberry flavour. Also some barrel, bourbon character. Wine aroma. Somewhat a sipper.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via NC trade- thanks again, John! Pours a deep, opaque midnight brown with a finger of brown head that fades quickly. Aroma of raspberry, chocolate, oak, roast, vanilla, molasses, fudge, and syrup. Flavor of raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, fudge, charred oak, roast, and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Raspberry in the start and finish. Wasn’t sure what to expect but this is tasty.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter. Pours a reddish black (is that a color?). Smells of raspberry jam on burnt toast. Tastes of chocolate, raspberry, light coffee, and is very sweet! I prefer The Event Horizon from these guys!
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine, shared with Parksy and Ian. Thick near black body with a finely bubbled brown head. Lovely aroma of hearty dark malts with a subtle undertone of raspeberry fruit and soft barrel sweetness. The palate is rich and malt heavy, brothy and fudgey, with a tart, real-fruit raspberry note in the finish. The barrel provides a silky sweet roundness to the overall profile, but the malts and the fruit really run the show. Surprised this doesn’t score higher in the percentile rankings-- really fantastic brew!
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a small mocha colored lacing. Aroma is on the sweet side with notes of caramel, raspberries, oak, and licorice. Flavor is roughly the same but the fruit stands out more. Medium bodied and the ABV is hidden well.
GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at First Sunday. Pours black, with a thin, beige head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and light, unripe raspberries. Very sweet flavor, with a nice tart undertone. Heavy body, with a slick, somewhat thin feel. This is a nice, flavorful stout.