nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle thanks to orangesol. Clear deep reddish amber in color with an off-white head that fades to a thick ring. The aroma is dominated by red berries, with Belgian yeast and spice. The flavor has huge raspberry and cherry notes, very fruity, with sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeast, vanilla, and spices. I can see how some people wouldn’t like this, but personally I think it’s great. Dry mouthfeel with medium level of carbonation. Overall I like this one. It’s unique if nothing else.
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a brilliantly clear deep ruby amber with 20 second tan head. The aroma is full with esters such as sweet cherries, raspberries and sugar sweetened cranberries. I get a touch of maybe malt in the background. The flavor delivers ripe red apple, ripe cherries and a moderate level of tart raspberries all rolling slowly into brief moments of almost candy like rauch malts. Cool! Some rauch? Into the finish it picks up a mild chalky yeasty sense as well as dry roasted malts to go along with everything else. Interesting brew.
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle -pours a disappearing light tan head and amber color. Aroma is raspberry, sweet light/medium malt. Taste is raspberry, sweet light/medium malt, secondary spice hops.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Capone’s, Norristown. All I knew on purchasing this was that it was a dubbel, so I was little prepared for the experience. Slightly murky brown pour with a very lively carbonation. Nose was softly fruity, with ripe yeast. So far as expected. But the flavors were really what threw me off initially. It tasted like a grape soda dubbel, one that was perhaps halfway to an under-developed sour. Seeing some of the ingredients added explains things a bit, but I hardly found it an enjoyable brew.
50belair (2780) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Garnett in color. Interesting dubbel with raspberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors..
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to Rich! Pours dark ruby red with a small film of a light brown head. Nose is a nice burst of fresh raspberries and some bread like malts and almost just a touch of toasted or roast malts. Flavor is medium dry overall and finishes dry and clean. The raspberries are far less noticeable in the flavor profile than the nose. I don’t really get a lot of chocolate but maybe that’s what im mistaking for the light roasted character. Overall a really interesting beer. Glad to try it out.
JFGrind (1892) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served at the Hershey Lodge, when I asked the style bartender replied "raspberry porter". Ahh...NO! The color of the Scratch #42 is no where near dark. Medium bodied Abbey Dubbel, raspberry sweetness and breadiness yeast. Interesting combo of flavors, just a bit too sweet for my palate.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small off-white head, clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bubblegum, some wheat, raspberry, light acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some bubblegum, light chocolate. Medium body, fairly drinkable.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Pours a hazy, purple with one ring of white head. Nose of raspberry, nail polish, candy, flowers. Flavor is raspberry candy, honey, light candy sugar, a little medicinal. Medium bodied, medicinal finish.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear burnt-orange ale with a rosy tint and a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is of raspberry jam with a whisper of vanilla and a rumor of clove. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor showcases tart raspberries flanked by mild malt sweetness and low hop bitterness. Tangy, ultra-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!