Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really floral, berry smell. Overpowering raspberry flavor. Jet black pour with almost no head. The initial taste gets milder while the back end raspberry gets stinger. Different but not great.
boozedude (1671) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into glas, pitch black pour with thin dark brown head, strong fruity aroma, taste is rasberry, and cgiocolate, good strong beer
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color. The aroma is not very strong. There are hints of chocolate. The taste is slightly bitter. Body is light and fluffy. There is a hint of raspberries on the finish, but it’s barely there for me. Overall a nice brew.
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jandd1983 (2470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the W&C Ballas open house. It poured a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma was of roasted malt, cocoa and lightly hoppy. The taste was lightly bittersweet cocoa, more roasted malt, a bit of florals and a mild raspberry aftertaste. This was very nice.
sawbuck (286) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprising Hop aroma,,not much else. Smokey ebony color...dark brown head. Complex flavor up front. Smokey sweet chocolate, with hints of vanilla, and spice. Not big on raspberry but I like that...not over-the top. Finishes with a bitterness that lingers somewhat too long.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Valhalla.. Pour is dark black with a light off white head. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, roasted malt, coffeee. Taste is sweet chocolate with a nice dark fruit compliment. Very sticky and oily in the mouth. Viscous. Like syrup. Overall average brew. Clever and creative. Too sticky and thick.
NikkTwist (1519) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Opaque pour with a nice foamy tan head that mostly disappears. Nose is funky and medicinal. Burnt stout notes with some deep dark raspberry flavors. Charcoal. Leather. Asphalt. Cigars. Red fruit vegemite. Black pepper. Cloves. Smoked chocolate blackberries. High ABV not hidden. Spicy finish. Impressive range of dark flavors. Raspberry is certainly present but does not dominate. Much more a juicy bitter stout.
tomer (1623) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at a tasting, thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23, small stable beige head, quite clear very dark brown colour with burgundy red hues, aroma of raspberries, flowers, , pinee wood, light coffee, dark bread and some grassiness,flavour of charred wood, dark chocolateand a touch of soy with some fruity sweetness in the back, fruity sourness balancing the richness. Excellent..
jbruner (2138) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin tan brown head and moderate lacing. Atoms of roasted malts, dark chocolate, slight sweet raspberry, and coffee. Taste falls short if aroma, but it’s all there, raspberries feel like an afterthought. Pretty good, Vadim Bora is way better.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Chocolate, coffee and herbal hops aroma. Near black with a large tan head. Ashy coffee, chocolate, and piney hops flavor. Full creamy body, light carbonation. I tasted this with a group and for some reason I was the only person who couldn’t taste raspberry. In fact, it tasted more like a really full bodied black IPA to me.