yespr (40876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG07. From 32 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is almost spiced with a strange off note I cannot make out (might be the raspberry). Strong notes of liqourice. Flavour is dark, dry and annis. Thick mouthfeel. Finish is dry annis.
joergen (26223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Monks Café, Wallingatan.
Black coloured with a samll beige head.
Fruity aroma of raspberries with roasted notes and notes of chocolate.
Roasted flavour of raspberries, chocolate and cocoa powder.
Roasted and berryish finish.
The raspberries are too dominating.
omhper (23735) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Black, small beige head. Lightly roasty. Thecocoa and raspberry shows up early. Medium bodied withclean, rounded mouthfeel. Juicy raspberry meets coffee. Dry, slightly citric notes of berries. Fairly low bitterness. A well balanced yet unusual beer staying wel outside of the mainstream (no bourbon barel in sight here!). After the initial confusion I start to really like this!
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours opaque brown/black. Half-finger tan head that left quickly. Aroma of ancient raspberries. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is very raspberry, accompanied by chocolate. As time goes by, it actually tastes much like a raspberry chocolate truffle - though bitter, not sweet. Finishes in a good way that I can’t begin to describe. Sort of vinous, a bit sour. Ok. I can begin. Wow, if this is 4 years old. Or if it isn’t! Buy one before they go away.
Tmoney99 (13625) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Keg Liquor.
Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate raspberry, coffee and chocolate malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocolate fruity flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid complex beer.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep dark porter with reddish hues and a thick moka head. Aroma of raspberry jam, and chocolate spread, and fresh black roasted coffee. In mouth, a lightly sour porter, due to the fruits, with light bitter chocolate, an interesting marriage. Tasted Jan 2007, with probstk.
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown with red tints at the edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and raspberries. Tastes of tart raspberries with some chocolate in the background. Semi-sweet balance to the tartness. Lighter body. Lots of lacing left on the glass.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz twist off bottle.
It pours a deep, dark brown/black. The head is tall and foamy and light tan. It recedes moderately quickly with some decent lacing.
The smell is pure cocoa. It has that powdered cocoa scent with a hint of plastic and soap which is odd. There is a little bit of raspberry.
The flavor is a classic american porter with a subtle tangy raspberry flavor. It is pretty good, and an upgrade form the smell. It is smooth and velvety.
A nice effort.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010 04:46:53
Sammy (11253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark like a porter should, moderate white head. Good aroma of coffee and chocolate, and something else in the background. Above average carbonation. Medium or less mouthfeel with mollasses and chocolate, raspberry hint.
500 ml bottle.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour. Big fluffy tan head. Aroma of lactose, raspberry jam and chocolate. Flavor is much the same. Nice lactose flavor some light roast.