AndresTM (270) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of mildly roasted grain, dried old wooden furniture, chocolate, raspberry syrup, hops, and burnt sugar. The taste is similar, with stronger raspberry syrup. Alcohol and bitter, dark chocolate in the finish.
mmmbeer (1190) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint glass at Draught House (barlady gave me the wrong serving size- yea me! But I still paid the difference). Served the standard black color for the style, no damn head at all, aroma of raspberries, roast, with some ash and smoke in the background. Hits the mouth with a wide body, the malt tastes just slightly burnt which came off as bitter but it just added to it, cream chocolate in the middle with raspberries to round it out with a hint of smoke creeping in behind that. Not a trace of alcohol was to be found, even when the barlady told me to watch out for it. Iíll get a few bottles of this if I can- brought back LONG believed forgotten memories as I sat outside in a pouring rainstorm sipping this and waited for a ride back home while everyone else was inside. There is a message in there somewhere- you find it for yourself.
Bacterial (871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a bomber, dark but not thick. Some white lacing. Nose is a bit wooden. Taste is bitter chocolate, just a touch of bitter berry. Needs more sweetness in my opinion to balance the bitterness. Did I mention that I found it to be quite bitter?
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Beershine (5178) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at WOB dadeland. Black with stable creamy cappuccino head. Aroma has lots of dark roast, coffee, no raspberry. The flavors are totally different. The raspberry comes out more for a rich chocolate-raspberry fudge sensation. Soft mouthfeel. Strong. Not mind blowing but good.
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blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got on tap at the bier stein in Eugene Oregon. Aroma is one of the beers highlights. Smells of sweet fruit, chocolate and coffee, pretty good. Head was minimal as to be expected for the style.but was thin and tan while it lasted. Dark black as to be expected with minimal lacing. The raspberry taste really stands out with this one. A decent beer really, shocking to see this coming from Widmer.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours black with a 4 finger creamy tan head. Smells like raspberries and burnt malt. Near full bodied. It starts fairly creamy. Flavor is raspberry and burnt malt, which is harshly bitter, and goes a bit ashy. There seems to be a little bit of dark chocolate mixed in. Iím thinking this is underrated. It finishes raspberry chocolate - with a following ash note. Itís so strongly flavored that I think the taste buds surrender and ignore the initial harsh aspects.
Earlier Rating: 12/12/2009 Total Score: 4.4
Pours purply black with a clingy three finger pink/tan head. Strange head color. Aromas of dark berries and chocolate. Flavor is mixed berry with chocolate. Very tasty beer. Coffee shows up strongly in the finish. Excellent. One of the best BA IS Iíve tasted. A beer you could drink til you die.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Nose is raspberry, roasted malts, light chocolate. Easy on the palate, heavy roasted malts, bitter, light coffee, and raspberry.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is an awesome frothy, tan head that stays around for most of the glass. Black in color with lacing that coats the side of the glass. Definite raspberry in the aroma. There is also chocolate, nuts and grains in the aroma. Has a creamy texture that leaves a smokey, almost burnt taste in your mouth. Tobacco comes to mind. There is raspberry in the taste but I was hoping for more. Medium-bodied beer with a long burnt finish. I think this beer was kind of a let down.
marcus (5636) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown witn a thick tan head and a chocolate and raspberry aroma. There is a chocolate and treacle flavor with a rather harsh raspberry finish. It tastes sort of burnt, but not in a good way.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. a deep brown with ruby highlights and a medium sized, light brown head. not the dark black appearance you would expect from a imp stout. enticing raspberry brownie aroma. flavors of raspberry soda over a fudgy chocolate note. carbonation is a bit fizzy. i like the idea and i think they did a pretty good job with it.