STL_Drew (152) - 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 (1292) - West Bend, 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 isnít 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 (10887) - 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 (2051) - 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 Pickís 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, itís a very good beer. Perfect for drinking hanging out around a bonfire this time of year. Something worth seeking out.
Ughsmash (6926) - 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.. Iíd gladly drink this again!
jandd1983 (1911) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a deep black color with a small bubbly tan head. The aroma was of earthy roasted malt, raspberry and coffee. The flavor was of the same mix of coffee/raspberry/chocolate. Body is lacking.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at dakís 1/2/11.
hazy. porter colored brown.
nice aroma... coffee and its nuttiness, roast, green chilis and loads of raspberry.
the flavor is a big let down... raspberry and roast with a little tartness on the end... watered down and meh.
thin and no fun.8/3/5/2/13
suprchunk (1808) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a very dark opaque brown, bordering on black. Cannot see any light coming through even when holding a light behind it. Nice sized, creamy, tan head up on top of the dark base. Thin layer of lacing left behind when I swirl the glass. Not much was there before swirling though. Huge raspberry aroma. It smells like some type of raspberry tart topping. There is a very distinct coffee aroma underneath it all. Like a very dry smelling coffee. More like sniffing a used coffee filter, but not in a bad way. Got kind of a nutty aroma, maybe seeds from the berries. A little bit of alcohol also peeks in to say hello. Hello.
Big bitter front end on this puppy. After that initial shock I am greeted with a nice chocolate and coffee taste. A creamy mouthfeel with a bit of a powdery back end. Not as much raspberry in the taste as there was in the nose. Iím sure the bitterness that is there each time I drink is a little bit of raspberry and coffee. Itís not a bad thing, just a weird combination that I would not have put together. So, bitter, sweet, chocolatey, and a bit fruity. Overall a decent, albeit weird, beer. It couldíve been a whole lot worse.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours murky brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, roast malt, raspberry preserves and green coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of molasses and a touch of ash. Overall body is thin and just lacking in general. Good concept without followthrough.