musinj6 (383) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with one finger tan & ruby head with moderate lacing. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate and a hint of raspberry. Up front you can taste dark chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal with a hint of citrus hops. The raspberry taste hits you in the end. Long smooth finish. Full bodied, creamy with soft carbonation. I give a huge thumbs up to Schlafly and culinaria for this one.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Deep brown, not quite black, topped with an off-beige head that wastes no time receding to a thin collar. Aroma has light raspberry purée, just a touch jammy with timid notes of dry cocoa & faint must underneath. Not getting much coffee from the nose. Taste also is more chocolate than coffee, with some mildly milky, sweet chocolate; again, some raspberry purée & jam notes swim throughout, leading into a moderately roasted malt finish with a light, but notable astringency. Where’s the coffee? Kind of mellow all around, still an enjoyable beer (but I’m biased towards raspberries) but my hopes were a touch higher.
umich03jm (1770) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jason for sharing. Pours brown with a reddish hint. Small foamy head that fades to a nice ring. Aroma is huge raspberry with some chocolate milk and light coffee. Taste is dominated by raspberry a little too much but the coffee fights its way through. Thin to medium body. Enjoyable but I’d like to taste the coffee more and a thicker body.
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jason R
Bottle: The aroma consists of raspberries, coffee, and a touch of coffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. The finish has moderate raspberry and light roasted coffee. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by zharsch at a tasting. The pour is dark brown, touch of ruby almost black with a well formed ¼ inch tan head. The aroma is fully roasted coffee, just short of charred, dark chocolate and the soft raspberry sweet fruit. Nice nose. The taste is shows some tartness from the raspberry right off, then turns to the bitter heavy roast coffee and finishes with a bit of the dark chocolate character. Subsequent tastes reverse the flavors with strong coffee flavor up front, with the raspberry fading to the back. The palate is medium to full bodied, soft creamy carbonation and the roast in the finish. This was interesting, though the coffee flavors didn’t totally “pop” for me. Would have preferred a more straightforward stout with the raspberry. Regardless, was very happy to have tried this - cheers Zach.
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of this brew is a indulgent mixture of coffee, raspberry, and chocolate malts, and the appearance fuses a nearly opaque reddish black color with a large light tan head. The taste is very pleasing due to the balance of mild sweetness, slight coffee bitterness, slight umami, and touch of sour tartness. The palate is also blended nicely, especially with how the full body, slick texture, average carbonation, and the finish that is just an extension of the flavor complement the heavenly taste.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thanks keir. pours dark brown with long lasting tan head. big raspberry aroma. taste is lots of roasted coffee and faint tart berry.
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a tiny light beige head. Smells of raspberry and coffee. Taste is tart raspberry and bitter, dark roasted coffee. Medium to full bodied, smooth texture, light mouth-carbonation, Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout finishes with a touch of tartness and bitterness.
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 (2980) - 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.