DiarmaidBHK (4900) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at thirsty monk. This is the bourbon barrel version but even without that influence it just doesn’t work. Pours ruby tinged dark brown with a thin brown head. Smells like raspberries and chocolate which dont go well together and then they add bourbon. No! Tastes like it smells muddled. It just doesn’t work for me. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Dark as night with a deep head. Aroma was lightly roasted, raspberry- but not overpowering, dark fruits, light sourness. Full bodied. Flavor starts stout like, moving to sour raspberry, dark fruits, roasted malts, cocoa. Finish was long and lightly sour. Very well done. drfabulous (7941) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2012
12 ounce thanks to Geoff. Black stout like pour. Chocolate and slight raspberry throughout. Tartness to finish. Almost a Black IPA mixed with raspberry. bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Brewgrass 2012 - pours black into the glass, with the deepest of ruby-mahogany fringes. The nose is of cigar tobacco, dark esters, and sours. Favors are derivative of raspberries, sour and estery, with slight notes of cocoa, smoke, tobacco leaves, and finishing with a sour close. The finish is again sour and medium-lingering. The mouthfeel is lightly active for a medium bodied estery brew; substantial on the palate. Nice fruit offering here, with many smoked complexities rearing their heads after the pull has commenced.
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Found in old notes before I tossed them, RBSG 2010 - Berry smell, the flavor is big on the fruit with plenty of berries, a little roasted character, a medium body, and it has a sour character to it. Okay.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
12 oz bottle. MUCH better on tap. Raspberry aroma but of an unpleasant sour aroma too. Strong chocolate malt flavor pairs well with raspberries. Head retention needs improvement. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
This is a really interesting beer. Not what I expected at all. Has the aroma and palate of a raspberry port wine; a little harsh in smell and on the palate, but in an intriguing way. I’m not a fan of fruit beers, but I’m glad I tried that one... jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 American Craft Beer Festival. Pours dark brown. Spicy yeast and a little bit of the berries stood out. A pretty good beer. Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 8/30/12 - Also had the BBA draft at Bottle revolution. adds a nice bourbon taste while drowning out the raspberry. Very nice addition
Not much aroma from this draft. Black in color brown head. I can see some hint if red in the outer edge of the lacing. This tastes great just hard for me to describe. Mild coffee with a hint of sweetness at the finish but I don’t pick out the raspberries. Body is full and the texture is creamy and is awesome. Love this.
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Served on draft at Thirsty Monk South. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and berries. The taste is roasted malts, nutty notes, chocolate, herbal hops and mild berries in the finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.