jandd1983 (2414) - 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 über 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 dak’s 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 (2029) - 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. I’m sure the bitterness that is there each time I drink is a little bit of raspberry and coffee. It’s 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 could’ve been a whole lot worse.
dionysus (1449) - 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.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Live Rate! Bottle opened at Dakine’s house -- thanks! Pours a murky brown color with a ruby tint and a thin tan head. Smells awesome -- spicy chile notes from the coffee and bursting with raspberries. The flavor, however, is a complete let down. Tastes like a watered down flavored coffee, and lacks any body or alcohol. Bummer.
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml).. Pours cola color with tan hean. Aroma of coffee and raspberry. Sweet Thin and oily. Nice flavor and aroma, but could use more body.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby-brown pour with thin head. Light roast, fruit and coffee in the aroma. Fruity flavor with a bit of coffee on the finish. A bit thin, but pretty tasty.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, creamy head. Aroma is lots of raspberry and light coffee. Flavor hits with lots of raspberry, light coffee, bitter finish. Good stuff.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2010 Thanks for Strykzone for sending me this very interesting beer. From the big 750 ml bottle this poured a very dark brown tending toward back with a nice tan head and better than average lacing. The nose is of both the raspberry and coffee in good balance. Medium body and a very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is of malt with lots of the coffee and raspberry and moves to a bitter and raspberry finish. I am a coffee stout fan, and the raspberry add as lot to this nicely concocted beer.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) nice black with tan head. Aroma is coffee with hints of raspberry. Flavor though is dominated by the raspberry. Not as much coffee flavor as the regular coffee stout.