bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Thanks to dchmela at otakuden’s throwdown. Black body and thick tan head. Very bold malty smell and mixed with dark fruits. Very roasty and spicy. very pleasant. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle shared by dchmela @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours black with tan head. Big raspberry aroma with some roasted malts. Roasted malt flavor with a light touch of raspberries that is not overpowering. It’s fruity with sligh tartness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle... O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown... Pours black with a creamy, light brown head. Good retention. The nose is dominated by charcoal, black coffee and cocoa with an unfortunate touch of acetaldehyde. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart, tangy and fruity with a dab of chocolate thrown in the mash for good measure. Finishes tart and lightly bitter. Kudos to dchmela for bringing this bottle to the Throwdown! biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2009
I guess I missed the boat on this one, oooh yeah. Decently delectable and delicious ale, yeah, however not exactly what I’m calling top of the heap, yeah. Still, one of the better Big Boss offerings. DIG IT. Shag (3000) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2009
This beer had a black apperance with a tan head. The aroma contains some chocolate, raspberries, coffee, and a hint of smoke. The flavor does not contain a blast of rasperries but they are there. I also taste some coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Overall pretty good but nothing amazing.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep dark with cherry red hues and lasting thin mocha head The aroma is malty with malt balls, chocolate, some roastiness and a modest level of cherry fruit sweetness and tartness. The taste is much different starting with an initial pulse of malt and caramel sweetness followed quickly by cherry and berry tartness. The flavor only has hints of the maltiness noted in the nose. It ends with lingering cherry tartness and fading sweetness. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Couresy JMFG. Black. Tan head. Well done raspberry beer. Complimentary instead of the focus. Also a bit of spicy, black pepper like element to the taste. Well roasted. Solid. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Poured a deep brown. Some fruity aromas and malt. Some grassiness, veggies flavors. Belgian yeasts and some fruit flavors as well. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Bomber from ucusty- thanks for this one. Pours cola brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, some raspberries, and a bit of funk with some malty elements. Flavor is raspberry, funk, tart, malt, and some spicy raspberries that linger into the finish. Medium-bodied and pretty good. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2009
courtesy of markwise.
pours dark brown/black with off white head.
Aroam of raspberries, roasted malts.
Taste, some sour notes of raspberries, roasted malts, and a light tart fruity finish.