daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 So the beer is very dark brown with a medium brown head. Flavors of chocolate covered cherries, lightly tart, some dark chocolate, raspberries. Very damn good. jcartamdg (3436) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours jet, motor oil black with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tobacco, molasses, raspberries and caramel. Taste is like a chocolate raspberry truffle, so smooth yet very thick. Lots of chocolate, roast, raspberries. So amazing, one of my favorite Ccb beers yet! Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, tart, chocolate, liquorice, raspberry, bitter roast. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750ml bottle, El Catador Club purchase. pours rich, dense, and motor-oil black capped by a thin, dark mocha head that leaves thick sheets of lace. aroma is really stunning with huge notes fresh raspberries, blackberries, and I get some blueberry skins as it warms blended with dark chocolate, roast, subtle molasses, and just a hint of vinous oak. flavor is truly wonderful as well, bringing the stout profile to the forefront with heavy roast, baker’s chocolate, devil’s food cake, toffee, and toasted oak ahead of dark, vinous fruits, slightly tart raspberries, sweet plums, and black cherries from the port barrels. palate is smooth, rich, and just a shade less decadent that the other CCB imperial stouts but it really works with the dark fruit notes making in surprisingly easy to drink. overall, yet another world class imperial stout from CCB. olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
750ml bottle pours a dark black with a tan head that sticks around. Port chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Big juicy raspberry and port taste. Great beer. Extremely enjoyable as it warms.
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bottle: Thanks Tivaj: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of oatmeal, raspberries, cherries, roast, horsefeeders, hint of liquorice and a sprinkle of soya.
Flavours of red fruit, raspberry, cherries, chocolate, coffee, bitters, coffee, malt roast, light tart and some smooth mixed candy!
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bitters, red fruit, light vinous bitter ish tone and some malt roast with a sweetish edge.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a silky texture.
Very easy drinkable, awesomely balanced, brilliant beer! drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/26/13. 750mL bottle. Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice aroma, plenty of raspberry, some chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt aspects, light sweetness and tartness from the port barrels. Awesome flavor, really digging it, plenty of raspberry, combined with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and a nice barrel presence. Yum. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, maple syrup, raspberries, and just a hint of roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights along the outer edges of the glass. It has a small tan head that quickly fades to a very fine ring. The flavor starts with starts a quick dose of dark chocolate. The finish has moderate sweet raspberry with a touch of tart raspberry. There’s also some faint roast. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
On tap at Hunahpus Day. Sweet Aroma. Malty and rich. Raspberries and a nice balanced bitterness that finishes dry. Not quite the most drinkable, but another wonderful stout from CCB. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2-4 ounce bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session during the Cigar City and Hardywood salon. Pours black with nice tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, roast. Tasting notes of Port, raspberries, chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Full body with a dry finish. Reminded me of a chocolate covered raspberry, tasty.