merc7186 (1656) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Tart Raspberry, Pie Cherry
Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Tart Cherry, Bitter Raspberry
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, mildly Drying
djd07 (2766) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Lee. Pours a cloudy red and small off pink head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong raspberry, oak, and funk. Thick mouthfeel with strong tart raspberry, funk, and oak with nice sour finish. Very impressive.
Theydon_Bois (6461) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Scopey’s 5K Extravaganza of Oompah Band meets doorbell - from an IP trade with Frank from PA, 15/02/14.
Murky cherry red come amber with a moderate crimson covering.
Nose is tarte raspberries, burnt straw, raspberry vineagar, light acid, dank wood.
Taste comprises tarte raspberries, good ole acid burn, raspberry balsams, acrid smoke, tangy berry blitzkrieg.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy tarte berry semi drying close.
Solid stuff, acid throat scraper !
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
15th February 2014
Scopey 5K Tasting in deepest Croydonia. Thanks to Colin. Murky deep red beer, small head. Palate is dry.and crisp and airy. Pretty sour, almost acidic. Sharp raspberry, touch of sherbet. Light finish. Burns on the way down so yes, too acidic.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s 5000th rate. Bottle cheers to Colin. Hazy orange/redish pour with a bubbly white head. Far too sugary on the nose for me - big tarty raspberries, candied red berries, sherbert and lemon juice. Taste is a tarty bitch! Just so tarty and sugary with an odd peach note. Such a tarty bitch.... Not my thing
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 5K tasting, thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy deep red with a small off=-white head. The nose is sweet, wood, vanilla, toasty, coconut and some acidity. The taste is tart, raspberry, acidic, earth, faint jam, lemon, lime, pisco sour, deep burn and sherbet, with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. A bit hot and acidic. I like the tart rapsberry action nonetheless.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
DLD 2013 Bottle Share. Pour is murky dark red with no head. Aroma is of sour funk, raspberries, acidity, and lemon peel. Flavor is hot and sour with notes of barnyard, raspberry, and wood.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: pours a beautiful pink with a peach hue. Pretty pink foam cap disappears quickly to a clean surface. Really a pretty beer with murky clarity which lends well to the colors.
S: raspberry and lemons with a hint if mint.
T: sour with rapsberries and yeast. The beer tastes nice until I swallow. The finish on this is really yeasty and warm with a odd salinity to it. The finish is really destroying this beer for me.
M: medium bodied and full carb with a really slick and coating finish for me.
O: everything was great until I put it in my mouth. Then it was downhill.
Serving type: bottle
deekyn (986) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours super murky fizzy cranberry juice with no head because it Fizzed away quick like. S - holy framboise! Raspberry raspberry raspberry. Fresh just under ripe berries, seeds and all. Wet musty oakiness. Tannins and white grape juice. Decadent for sure. M - spritzy fizzy carb. Dry and tart up front. Sweet and thicker end. Medium body with a nice palate. T - tart under ripe berries, green peppers, white grape skins up front. Vinegar, white and red wine, roll into a sweet desserty raspberry compote/cobbler. End is dry vegetal, oaky and very fruit skin. Acidic but not too. O - another nice fruit sour from upland. 4.1
degbert (965) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from a trade with a good friend. Pours a hazy-opaque crimson-violet with a quickly dissipating fuchsia head. The nose is a subtle, perfectly balanced bouquet of fresh raspberry, balsamic vinegar, floral (lily? dogwood?), vanilla, horse barn, and light smoke notes. Intensely sour on the front of the tongue, then it opens up into fruit and more flowers; the sourness stays with it the whole time, but the ghost of those long-ago raspberries floats over the top, haunting the acetic intensity. Finish is long, warm, and mouth-watering. This beer makes me smile, and on the first really cold night of a Texas fall makes me think of summers long ago. Can’t ask for much more than that.