CorneliusBunkr (10) - Oakwood Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a bit too sweet for me. As with the orange truffle this has a lot of chocolate in the nose and taste. Although where the orange triumphed this faultered. The raspberry is just too much. Its too tart and sweet. If they had toned down the raspberry just a touch this would be unbelievable. Pretty good brew but not great.
Pailhead (6142) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of molasses, raspberry, light roast, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and light molasses. The finish has light-moderate raspberry and a touch of roast. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Nickls (2166) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Jet black, dark khaki head. Rich dark chocolate, some figs, dark fruit, very berry and sweet malted milk aromas. Huge chocolate in the flavor, slight dark berry, roasty coffee notes toward the end, with berries rounding it out. Thicker, velvety body.
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet raspberry and dark grains with a decent amount of chocolate supporting. Flavor is sweet from the combination of dark grains, chocolate and raspberry with a slight bitterness backing.
arnold931 (1108) - Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with some tan head. Nose and taste is delicious raspberry and chocolate. Good.
cgarvieuk (19005) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet chocolate.. Light raspberry fruits.. Soft chocolate roast nose.. Dark sweet chocolate roast dark fruits.. Soft raspberry chocolate
Stuu666 (8341) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is huge raspberry, light funk, little chocolate, taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, raspberry.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared by Dean. Poured a deep dark blackish body under a smaller beige tight foamy head. Aroma is solid chocolate, chocolate coated raspberry, sugar, toast. Flavor is the same as the aroma but less sugary, lots of chocolate covered raspberry, dry sugar cubes, burnt toast. Full body, lingering burnt sweet aftertaste. Real nice.
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out black with a slight reddish hue and small off white to tan head. Aroma is lots of raspberries, chocolate, some mild roast, Hershey syrup. Taste is solid, lots of chocolate, Raspberry puree, light roast, some borderline cloying jam like sweetness, dark chocolate. Definitely tasty.
AWISLguy (2081) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber from Beer Bazaar. A bit bummed PDub stopped putting batch numbers on the bottle. Doesn’t need to be handwritten, as they move into the batch/week mode, could just be identified on the label. Cola-colored pour with a bit of a tan head. Nose has raspberry and
caramel. Later some chocolate showed through. Taste is of sweet
raspberries, sweet caramel, and a solid kick of bakers chocolate for
balance. And that works. Medium to full bodied with a slight alcohol
presence. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet, but never got
cloying. Solid version of the base, as most have been. Personally
would have played up the chocolate a bunch more, but the raspberries
were hit well. 13.9
Rasmus40 (15195) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and raspberries. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 110915