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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
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Celebrating 20 years of remarkably good taste! Characterized by a medium-body & dry well-balanced finish, this deep brown porter brewed with Dutch cocoa and pure raspberry extract evokes chocolate, caramel and fresh tart raspberries. Keeping our specialty product cool, still & dark pays rewards in flavor changes over the next year or more.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
I did not enjoy this brew at first, it has a raspberry flavor added to it, and that was not expected, or appreciated. I drank a few more glasses since that initial taste, and I have quickly grown to enjoy it. My new favorite beer from Sprecher, but only until the Irish Stout is released I presume.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Sampled at the SLC Holiday Tasting. Near black pour with a ring of head. Aroma of roasted malt, ripe fruit and chocolate. Flavor is the same, but less. Still, a pretty nice brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2530) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2011
This kind of caught me by surprise since I did not read the dark fine print. I was expecting a regular Porter, but this seemed kind of sour at 1st until I read it was flavored with Raspberries. Aroma of chocolate and light berries. Hazy dark brown with a medium glass-lacing tan head. Flavor has lots of tart raspberries and chocolate. Kind of a chocolate/raspberry fruit/herb (cocoa) beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Chocolate and light sour raspberry. Chocolate raspberry, sour malt with no bitter.Thin watery but very nice drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Purchased at Breeze-Thru in Milwaukee, WI; consumed on a Monday night after a terrible Bears NFC Championship loss. This is OK, kinda weird with the raspberries. Appearance is a very very dark brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, cocoa, and a hint of raspberries. Taste of raspberries and chocolate, somewhat smooth, definitely decadent. Its good but wouldnt go out of my way to enjoy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Im surprised at how my scores are so at odds with the Ratebeer scores. Sweet smoky malt, sweet and sour, quite weird. Its hard to wrap my tongue around, but its a nice interesting marriage between roasted malt and sour ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared at Nashville Beer Summit 1.0. Pours brown black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark malts and berry. Lighter side of medium bodied, with average carbonation. Flavor of dark roasted malts, berry, and smoke. Green apple notes on the finish. Somewhat odd, and sort of misses the delicate balance between dark roast and fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2011
16 oz. bottle from grownfool- thanks again, Brian! Pours a deep, dark, basically opaque brown color with a finger-thick tan head that settles into an uneven film. Says 1985-2005 with a big 20 in between on the label- is this really from 2005? I guess I believe it, as the nose is a little oxidized, along with notes of roasted malts, smoke, raspberries, chocolate, light coffee, and toast. Flavor of raspberries, roasted malts, smoke, pepper, mustard, and barbecued meats. Really odd, mixed up flavor. It sure is pretty interesting, though. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty, muddled mouthfeel. Interesting porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Deep mahogany - almost, but not quite black. Smells like a raspberry truffle with a cup of coffee sitting next to it. Flavor is chocolate covered raspberry, again, with a coffee in the background. A bit of tartness, as well. Pretty good stuff overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
The appearance on this is a black color with a beige head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and licorice. The flavor has some odd annoying sour citrus tone to it along with more chocolate and coffee. The finish is bitter and sour as well. Overall this beer would be ok minus the sourness from the raspberries, but with it not good!


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