DYCSoccer17 (3309) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
10 ounce sample at the brewpub. Aroma has over the top artificial raspberry notes. It’s pleasant enough, but I do not detect any stout qualities in the aroma. Mildly transparent deep mahogany body with a small off-white head. Wow--just vile. VILE. Sour astringent pukey raspberry flavor dominates this liquid concoction. Finishes with a little chocolate, but goddamn. This is terrible. How can they sleep at night knowing they charge people money for this shit? DISASTEROUS!
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours near black with a thin off white head. Sweet raspberry jammy aroma with hints of roast and chocolate. The flavor is similar with sweet raspberries and jam, sweet malt and a hint of roast. Nice.