freekyp (2193) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Damn near perfect, but definitely not one you can drink more than one of. Pours deep black with a smallish tan head. Aroma is an amazing deep chocolate with light rasberry overtone. This brew is full bodied and incredibly flavorful with the rasberry adding just enough tartness without being overbearing. No trace acidity or harshness. Fantastic long balanced finish. zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours black with a brown head. The aroma is of mostly coffee upfront with some faint tart fruit. The flavor is the opposite: mostly tart raspberry with bitter chocolate on the finish. This was very well done. chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Pours a fairly dark brownish black with small white head. Aroma is big toasted malts, and raspberries. Flavor is more malty and less raspberries, with some hops as well in the finish. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bomber (courtesy emacgee) into a tulip glass. The pour is black with red on the edges with a 1-finger brown head that fades to half then sticks a bit. The aroma is a unique mish-mash of chocolate-covered raspberries and Belgian yeast. The flavor is fresh sour raspberries followed by creamy chocolate with a definitive lingering roasted malt finish - not exactly coffee - but definitely dark roasted malts. beernbourbon (1590) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Bottle. Pour is almost black with a thin tan head and lilly-pad-like clusters of foam. Aroma is roasted malt, lightly fruity, faint chocolate, and cocoa powder. Flavor is initially tart with roasted malt backbone. Also notes of berries, chocolate, and a subtle red wine character. The berries do not dominate the flavor but rather bring a subtle tartness that lingers throughout. Belgian Ale--not so much. Imperial stout--closer. Pretty tasty really.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bomber I think at PPRBSG 09? Pours a fairly dark brownish black with a fizzy head. Aroma is big toasted malts, sweet, raspberry syrup is prominent, roasted malts, and hints of nutty chocolate with phenolic yeast- some earth and leather. Flavor isyeasty, toasted malts, crackery some dough, dusty earth tones, rasp syrup, seedy and tannic, with a touch of grape soda. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
pint @ Tyler’s Apex. Good aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Dark orangy brown color, Good head, faded quick, little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor, not much fruit, little as it warmed. Lite body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Tasty, as a stout, not muchin the Belgian, fruity side. enjoyable none the less. dchmela (3062) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Pours black with a thin tan head. Roasted grain, raspberry and a little cardboard aroma. Roasted grain, fruity, slightly sour, Belgian yeast esters. Very nice. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle at Springslicker’s Fish Fry. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma of raspberry and chocolate cake. Lighter side of medium bodied. Flavor of dark roasted malts and raspberry, but over attenuated in my opinion. More raspberry on the finish, which is also slightly acidic. I would prefer more body and sweetness. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Serving: 22 oz. bottle
Appearance: Pitch black with a small foamy tan head.
Aroma: Raspberries, roasted malt, earth, and a little smoke.
Taste: Tart raspberries, roasted malt, some smoke. Very refreshing.
Palate: Medium-high carbonation with a medium-light mouthfeel. Medium-short finish.
Overall: Different. Reminds me of a toned down and slightly different version of Bell’s Cherry Stout.