freekyp (2363) - 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. 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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. zizzybalubba (1878) - 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. Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2008
On tap at the Federal in Durham, NC. Very dark brown with a tan head. Chocolatey aroma with a strong dose of raspberry preserves. Some roasted malts on top of a ton of raspberry brownie flavor. Alcohol is very well hidden. Surprisingly easy to drink.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2008
On tap at Tyler’s. Didn’t think I’d like this but ordered quickly so as not to have to wait for the waitress to come back. However, I was surprised. This beer won me over because it wasn’t too sweet. Nice flavors of bitter chocolate and the nice bitter flavor of raspberries. Toasty and creamy and bitter more than fruity and sweet. Hid the alcohol very well. Wouldn’t drink tons of it, but would try now and again. Try it if you can. lb4lb (2627) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from ROBORB. Thanks! Pours dark and almost black with a creamy short lived light tan head. Smell is chocolate, tobacco, graham crackers and raspberries. Nice looking beer and unique smell. Taste is dry, and tart with a bit of roasty char, and dark fruity raspberry. More like an ashy stout with dry fruit flavor than a belgian ale, I thought, but I definitely prefer it that way. Really unique flavor and a light tobacco and ashy bitterness to it as well. Medium to full body and a smooth mouthfeel overall. Really enjoyable stuff! lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2009
SpringsLicker’s Fish Fry. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. 1265/1750. Dark dark brown with minimal light tan head. Big roasty aroma, fruity raspberry. Taste is nice roast base, ashy import stout note, iodine, then raspberry finish. Drake (14032) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2012
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. Capa (3329) - 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.