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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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An extremely rich and complex beer. The addition of raspberries during the fermentation process results in an almost purplish opaque color with a beautiful brown head. Warm chocolate and roasty notes compliment the hop bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1836) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle shared with Jeff. Pours black, but not quite thick. Medium dark tan head. Smell is dark fruit, maybe raspberry, chocolate is pretty big, dark roasted malts. Overall I found it to be a little thin, not much of the hops were left, and not very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF 2013. Black with a small tan head. Light notes of raspberries in the aroma, more in the taste. Also roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. The body was medium. The finish was dry. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1910) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Dark brown pour with head. Aroma and taste of raspberry and chocolate. Liked it slightly better than the Chocolate IS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Lots of raspberry on the nose. Also lots of chocolate. I don't like the berries. It is drinkable but I wouldn't want too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Olga Fetchik was our town beautician, and one of God’s most unattractive creations since the aardvark. Anyway, over the years, Olga had been secretly squirreling away money for plastic surgery. Well, one day she left without telling anyone, had the surgery, and didn’t return for months. Well, nobody could believe their eyes - Olga Fetchik had turned into a stunning beauty! Every man in town wanted her, but she ended up marrying St. Olaf’s most handsome and eligible bachelor, dance instructor Adolf Stepp. The two of them moved back to Norway, decided to get into show business, and they became the internationally renowed Scandinavian dance team of Stepp ’n’ Fetchik.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2216) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bomber at Coney Island. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is raspberry and nothing else. Sip introduces roast and chocolate. Reminds me of a pims. Sweet and bitter with good balance. Light burn.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a tan head. It has the aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee the taste is bitter chocolate and roasted coffee with a hint of raspberry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a dee- cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and leather. Flavors of chocolate and raspberries. Pronounced alcohol finish. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Black pour, moderate tan head, decent lacing/retention. Aroma is raspberry, chocolate, licorice, light roast, light caramel, light darker fruit notes. Medium to full bodied, sweet raspberry chocolate flavor. Kind of pricey but would make a nice dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle, with a thick wax cap. Pours as you’d expect, dark as night. The head is but a thin whisper. The aroma is a bit different, clearly having some sweet component, but mixed with what promises to be a robust alcohol aspect, too. The beer drinks with a sharp burn, to be sure, but there’s a nice berry swirl in here too. Delivers like a rich, warm dessert, pleasant to the soul. Well done. (#5224, 8/28/2013)


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