freeofthoughts (646) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours near black with khaki head. Roasted musty aroma of grain and armpit. The taste is rich and almost full bodied. A light tartness that is barely distinguishable as raspberry blends well with a robust earthy coffee brightened by the fruit and a lively carbonation. The moderately roasted grain supports the coffee which seems to carry more of the roasted flavors. As each part of the beer supports the next it creates a nice smooth well rounded marriage of flavors formed into one stout. The berry kind of seems a blend of raspberry and blueberry, as it warms out sits on the palate the fruit becomes more apparent. Nicely done, glad to try it at Schlafly’s tap room.
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival. It poured an opaque dark brown color with tan foam. Three strong, distinct flavors and aromas: raspberry, coffee, and stout, but very nicely balanced. Sweet with just enough hops and grain bitterness, fruity, bready, toasty and roasty with great silky oatmeal mouthfeel. Not exactly my kinda thing, but it was certainly well-crafted.
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good coffee stout, but why raspberry. Why not hazelnut? Dark. More brown than expected.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/11/12. GTMW. Deep brown pour, basically black, with a nice tan head that sticks. Nice smooth roasted coffee and milk chocolate on the aroma with bits of raspberry, though not overwhelming. More coffee and chocolate in the flavor with a more solid dose of the raspberry. All in all, it’s a pretty tasty combination.
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large head, off white, great lacing, mostly diminishing, dark black color. Fruity aroma. Raspberry/chocolate flavor medium to full body. Great desert beer.
arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
GTMW. Black pour. Moderate aroma of grainy coffee and artificial raspberry. Flavor is a bitter, watery coffee flavor with tart, bitter raspberry. Finish is a bitter, lightly fruity roast. Meh.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good stout hints of coffee and a bunch of raspberry. I always go for these fruit infused stouts and usually the fruit isn’t really there. This is not the case with this beer. If anything this is not well balanced and could use a little chocolate or more cofee but a good beer nonetheless especially if you like the fruit characteristics. If this had a thicker, more creamy body this would be much more highly rated. Still worth a shot.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 01, 2010
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: chocolate and raspberry aroma with coffee overtones
Flavor: sweet raspberry flavor, touch of raspberry tartness, only a hint of coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Pick’s poured into an English Pint. Pours a dark black with about 2 fingers of tan head. Stars with a strong aroma of raspberry with a slightly less strong aroma of coffee to finish it out. Taste is light sweet, light sour and medium bitter. Starts with a sweet and sour raspberry but ends huge with strong black coffee. Medium bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, it’s a very good beer. Perfect for drinking hanging out around a bonfire this time of year. Something worth seeking out.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured deep brown with a very nice cap of dark beige head. The aroma was led by enjoyable roasted coffee, with chocolate and nutty complements.. warm and well-balanced, with little raspberry evident on the nose. The flavor found hefty roasted coffee again, with raspberry puree well-integrated throughout.. some meaty character on the middle and tart seeds on the edges.. finished with more delicious raspberries and dry-roasted coffee.. loved it! Medium-bodied, dry, and grainy on the palate.. moderate carbonation.. OK flow.. I’d gladly drink this again!