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.
dinkle50 (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with an espresso head that fades quick. Aroma of raspberries. Big thick mouth. Chocolate covered Raspberry flavor with a tartness at the very end. Very satisfying. Chocolate is sweet, raspberry is tart, which play very well. Fresh fruit notes. Raspberry is slightly medicinal, but not overwhelming. Drinks real easy for 10.5%.
brystmar (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice appearance: beady head and lace, solid retention. Razzy aroma, roasty, chocolatey, a touch of booze. Works better than expected; pretty good but it's no Lindley Park.
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. New batch. Deep brown with a small head. Very strong raspberry coulis. Raspberry jam. Very bright and aggressive raspberry character. Some dark chocolate and nutella. Frankly, the flavor’s verysimilar. Slight earthy roast malt. Some acid, coffee. Plenty of raspberry, fruit by the foot. Medium body, soft carb. Drinks pretty well for the chunky ABV. Tasty.
charule (1106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured black with tan head that lingers. Aroma strong in sweet dark choc raspberry. Light carb med thick bod. Drying dark choc bitter raspberry taste. Good stuff for a raspberry lover.
tmoreau (2426) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared 750 ml. bottle, shared and poured to snifters showing a dark, mahogany color, with a decent layer of tan head foam, and clingy spots of lacing. The nose was moderately roasted, cocoa, treacle, dark fruit, and some raspberry jam. Medium+ bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was similar notes, with some syrupy stickiness, nicely melded alcohol, plus a distinct and lingering tartness. A tasty, cordial-like Stout.
HonkeyBra (3382) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
New batch, batch numbers 487-490. 22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberry, dark roasted malt notes. Flavor of raspberry, chocolate, cocoa and chocolate syrup notes. Mild bitterness and some twang from the raspberries. Full bodied with a slick palate, below average carbonation. Finishes with chocolate and raspberry.
JBPortland (780) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours dark brown black with 2 finger offwhite head. Nose is earthy roast cocoa, stale coffee, soil, compost, some fruity raspberry and vinous notes. Taste is nice creamy hershey chocolate, chocolate syrup, some coffee bean, composty fruit, berry. Finish is creamy semi sweet cocoa, earthy bitter chocolate, berry syrup. Just a touch of weirdness I can’t put my finger on but tastes pretty good.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Phil at weekly tasting. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of raspberry, earth, chocolate cordial and roasty earthy chocolate. Medium body.
vtafro (3437) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with no real head. Chocolate and raspberry aromas. Chocolate, raspberry pie flavors.
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of raspberry syrup, cherries, chocolate, and slight coffee grounds. Finish is of tart raspberries and roasted malts. Medium bodied.