Fielding (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of raspberry and bitter chocolate, but not even a hint of coffee. Smells reminiscent of german chocolate cake with a raspberry drizzle. My expectations were dashed. Initial flavors of tart raspberries followed by a chocolatey bitterness. Watery coffee flavors from the watery coffee masters. Better coffee beans to start would likely lead to a masterful Raspberry Coffee Stout 2.0.
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of raspberries, chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Lightly tart raspberry flavor with bitter coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Medium body with soft carbonation. Thanks Peter.
freeofthoughts (680) - 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 (1561) - 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 (1228) - 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 (6580) - 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 (1656) - 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 (134) - 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 (10884) - 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