vjohans (421) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee, herbs, raspberries, hazy black, tanned/Brown head,
Light body. Medium sweet, medium sour
scirtes (126) - POLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 31.01.16. Pours almost black, with beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by raspberry, notes of roasted malts and hints of sweetness. Something like dark chocolate pralines with raspberries. Taste is again full of berries, with nice roasted, medium bitter background. Raspberries added some sourness to the beer what made it relatively drinkable. Seems to be medium bodied. Worth trying.
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske delt med Rune på rbhd-treff etter bokpresentasjon på Cardinal juni-15: nesten helt svart med tett lysebrunt skum, så den intense bringebæraromaen kommer nesten som en overraskelse. Deilig og fyldig smak, og på ingen måte så søt som aromaen kunnne få en til forvente. Syrligfrisk, og med laang ettersmak.
Rune (9239) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Cardinal kindly shared by Holmen1. Nice crocheted lacing from a tan-coloured head. More or less jet black in body colour. Prominent smell of raspberry and black malts, semi-dry. Similar mixed taste of berry skins and earthy, dark malts with hints of coffee. Tart and sweet ending. Smooth on the swallow. Fine bodied. Good drinking (Stavanger 18.06.2015).
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 (style 13F, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: initial predominant raspberry aroma with a background of sweet coffee, cocoa and a slight note of black liquorice. no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark brown color and opaque. medium brown head with average retention. TASTE: mild sweet raspberry flavour dominates with a background of roasted notes (coffee and dark chocolate). medium-low bitterness with a roasty finish and aftertaste. PALATE: medium-full to full body with a velvety texture. slight and smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a nice combination of an imperial stout and raspberries which dominate the aroma and taste giving the impression that its a bit unbalanced.
WaW (17) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got to try the beer that lies at the basis, because the mouthfeel, aroma and look of this beer is fantastic. Never had this much of a raspberry flavor in a beer also. It is definitely not bad, adds a fruity and sweet sourness, but it dominates just a little too much. Nonetheless a very interesting and tasty beer!
Arve_Christian (3866) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Sandar Bryghus. Very dark, slightly ruby color- some foam. High aroma intensity; raspberry- some malt and light chocolate in the finish. Medium/ full body & complexity. Very enjoyable
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domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black beer with a big beige head.
Smells of fresh raspberry, some vanilla, some coffee.
Tastes sour and bitter.
Leaves a gentle sour bitter palate with the raspberry coming trough.
Bit tangy in the aftertaste.
This beer is well balanced.
Really cool and interesting. I love it!
Idiosynkrasie (4815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Full-blown raspberry aroma, fruity, sweet-ish and tart-ish, minimally herbal "shrubby"; largely disguised dark malty background is minimally roasty, hints of chocolate and liquorice. Taste is raspberry-dominated tart-sweet-fruity-herbal-bitter, underlying liquorice and chocolate; cautious hints of warming alcohol reveal the oesophagus’ whereabouts. Very drinkable, illusory light. Excellent transfer of broad raspberry flavours into aroma and taste without a single hint of artificiality. And obviously with low-key though strength-welded, well matching, chocolate framework. Well done composition.
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8.8.2014. Almost black in colour, thick brown head. Aroma is mostly raspberry, sth roasted trying to get from behind. Palate is medium bodied, lowish carbonation. Taste is interesting, and not only in good way. Raspberry, sth roasted and very sour aftertaste. This is not sweet. Raspberry dominates too much in everything. Disappointment.