shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a deep ruby brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is caramel, roast, some crystal malt, dark chocolate, and sweet raspberries. Flavor is caramel, raspberries, roast, chocolate, and a bitter grassy finish.
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This is one of my least favorite beers at 5 seasons. It’s very tart and acidic in the nose, but than follows through into a lackluster malt background, that has some sweet chocolate notes along with some dried raspberry. jzzbassman (1619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Poured a nut brown with a foamy head. Big aroma of raspberry. Musty flavor with bitter chocolate and indeterminate fruit. Slightly weird salty finish. decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Tart raspberry and chocolate on the nose. Deep mahogany with a creamy tan head and lace. Sweet malt chocolate and light raspberry. A bit aggressive carbonation on a medium bodied beer. Very nice clinging even bitter. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Dark brown with a pinkish accent. The aroma and palate are remarkably similar - raspberry and chocolate. Pretty good, given the concept.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2009
Dark raspberry juice burgundy color. Small head in the sample glass. Lots of fruit balanced by a mild malty backbone. Is juicy, fruity, and sweet. Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Pours a deep opaque chocolaty brown with a fairly thick tan head. Tempting aroma is strongly of chocolate, with hints of raspberries, roast coffee and sweetness. Flavor is chocolaty and malty with a hint of raspberry and hops, and a sweet touch. Texture is smooth, edgy, and just a little thin. ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Appearance: Deep, dark brown body with some ruby-hued tones and a thin, off-white head.
Smell: Sharply tart scent of raspberries overlaying a subdued dark maltiness. The chocolate component, even upon warming, doesn’t develop beyond a mild note of chocolate powder.
Taste: Lightly sweet dark malts with a touch of roasted grains. Tart raspberry juice. Mild chocolate taste that arises somewhat upon warming. Very mild bitterness. Very minute tastes of roast and fruit on the dry, relatively clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent fruit beer, but it does leave you wanting for more raspberries and more chocolate. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Date: December 26, 2008
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: light chocolate aroma with a hint of raspberry
Flavor: flavor starts off with a raspberry sweetness and is quickly followed up with a dry dark bitter chocolate, just a touch of a dark caramel sweetness tries to balance the dark chocolate but is lost in the dark, nice tartness from the raspberry adds extra complexity
Overall: good, but needs an extra sweet element like vanilla to bring out the chocolate, would age nicely in a bourbon barrel
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Draft. Dark, blackish-ruby color. A bit opaque. Thin, tan head. Aroma of raspberry and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor is really nice. The raspberries provide a nice tartness that is balanced by the hints of cocoa. Finish is clean and dry.