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.
harrymel (930) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a black beer with a solid quilt of tan foam. Smells of leather, coffee, black malts, maybe when I really focus, some berry comes through - but I almost feel like I’m trying to convince myself. Flavor of burnt malts, dark, really dark chocolate, coffee and the slightest hint of raspberry (this time not convincing myself). Taste is overly bitter for what I would expect from a fruited beer. Medium bodied and moderately carbed with a semi dry finish. Overall, this beer does not strike as the beer advertised. A previous review mentioned possible pedigree to KGB, wouldn’t suprised me as much as I disliked this beer, but it wasn’t nearly as poor as KGB for me. I will argue they missed the mark on the berries, and the bitter characters were overplayed. Needed a little sweetness, berry flavor and body with a hint less carb.
Serving type: bottle
DroolYeast (30) - Odder, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cockney Pub beer tasting, 24th October 2013.
Aroma: Lots of raspberry and sweet malt.
Black with a creamy light brown head, which disappears.
Flavour of raspberries, chocolate, alcohol, bitter malt. Coffee in the finish.
Habanero (1891) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, dark deep brown with a small, lacing beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and notes of berries. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. an excellent impy.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bottle, purple wax, cudos to the "pull tab" style of getting the wax off, pours black with a tan head with a little bit of lacing, aroma is pretty sweet with some chocolate and a good amount of the fruit coming through as well, the flavor has some fruit on the front end, really not a ton of the raspberry, the flavor is al little more hot than I was expecting, not terrible, must kind of meh.
catface5326 (60) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with tan head from a tap. Sweet malty taste with a bit of coffee. Good stout for the winter.
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at North River Tavern. Black pour with thick frothy tan head. Aroma of raspberries, roasted malts, and floral hops. Raspberries definitely come through on the palate. More of a raspberry liquor. Rich and medicinal. Roasted malts balance out the sweetness and the light hop bitterness. Full bodied and thick. Coats the throat with sweetness. Definitely a sipper.
Strykzone (4219) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. I bought it at Corral. Almost black with red. A blotchy tan head. Big roasted malts and dark fruit are smelled. So much fruit in the flavor. It is sour raspberries. Chocolate. Syrupy. Not a fan.
beerboob (1) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at north river tavern. Dark opaque color. Mahogany brown with red highlights and frothy head. Molasses raspberry liquor alcohol aroma. Roasted malty and alcohol flavor along with raspberry cordial and molasses flow. Strong but smooth sweet and alcoholic. Medium body. I liked this to sip on occasionally.
kathouse (726) - Nevada, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Head fades away to some thin lacings. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and only a hint of fruit. Some bitterness from the raoseted malts with a black malt lingering in the finish. I can’t taste the raspberries at all, but this is still a very good beer otherwise. Hoping for more of that fruit though.
Camons (4543) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich sweet raspberries, oak, light chocolate. Flavor is malts, dark berries, raspberries, oak, booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 241013