sawbuck (507) - 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 (2138) - 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 (2416) - 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 (3188) - 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 (3593) - 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.
Fatehunter (1819) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a half finger of head on an almost black body, it does seems to have a blue hue to it.
The aroma is nice with milk chocolate, raspberry, alcohol and
The taste is a letdown. The raspberry is there with the roasted malt and chocolate, but it doesn’t flow smoothly.
The texture is great. Soft and smooth with low carbonation.
Worth trying, maybe some aging will help out the taste.
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Raspberry, chocolate malt, and hay hops aroma. Black with moderate head. Sweet raspberry and chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and tasty.
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut and YK23. Pours black, opaque, with tan head. Faint raspberry aroma, wood, some roast and fruitiness. Dry, roasty taste, faint wood and alcoholic. Medium body, wooden finish, delicate fizz </zvikaring DSG>
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber (2013 bottling). Pours an opaque ’stouty’ brown-black with a nice, mocha colored head, decent retention and mad lacing. Nose is roast and heavy on the berries. Mouth is medium bodied, rapsberries prominent up front, then some lightly smoky roasted notes, and a medium bitter finish with soem ABV warmth and then a slight sootiness (that part I didn’t like). Overall, a nice stout (minus the sooty notes) and the raspberries made it resemble a truffle... so a good Valentine’s Day beer in case you are the romantic sort ;-)