abcfan (582) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great brew! Pours a ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is full of raspberry and chocolate. Taste is full of raspberry, with chocolate notes, chocolate is more apparent as it warms. Can definitely tell the yeast is the same strand as Mad Elf. Very balanced and goes down SMOOTH. Looking forward to opening my growler.
DiarmaidBHK (2282) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby red with a small head. Very tart and dry on the tongue but the more it warms up you get these nice chocolate flavor. Aroma is full of raspberry. I hope they put this in stores.
Damico (1922) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
it pours clear dark amber with a decent off white head on top. The aroma is raspberry and yeast that is crisp in the nose. The flavor is delicious, like a raspberry abbey dubbel. The raspberry flavors start out blended with malts, then the raspberry sticks around on the palate while the body calms down to a light-bodied and refreshing ale with notes of the yeast and slight vanilla. There aren’t notes of the cacao at this point unfortunately, but really enjoyed overall.
50belair (1335) - 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..
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - 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.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours red with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, with an almost candy like sweetness. The flavor has candy sweet malty notes, some berry-like fruitiness, and light yeasty notes. Solid.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Harrisburg Hookup. Pours hazy ruby with minimal off-khaki head. Nice ruby appearance. Nose is earthy yeasty brown sugar, red vinous fruit, a bit like the Mad Elf nose. Tastes of raspberry, cacao, earthy funky spicy malt, vanilla, and a smooth, slightly sweet finish. Very complex and a very unique style. The raspberry and cacao meld well as it warms to give a psuedo-German chocolate cakey kind of undercurrent.
BelgianBeerGal (2605) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle that took me some effort to match up in the database but I’m sure it was right. This really seemed more like a raspberry infused tripel to me. I definitely got the raspberries (stronger in the aroma than taste) but also some yeast and banana notes too. Pretty nice though.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from michael-pollack. Bottling No. "Belgian Brown". Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy light beige head. Fairly strong aroma of raspberries. Med+ body. Flavor is raspberry followed by chocolate. And it stays that way. Slightly sour, slightly sweet, very raspberry and chocolate.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby amber color with a small fizzy tan head. Aroma of faint raspberries, light cacao and hints of malt. Taste of faint watery raspberries, malt and grains.