overall
75
92
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The world's strongest fruit beer, brewed with Oregon and Delaware raspberries.

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3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
First time with this one. Was generally pleasantly surprised. Aroma was very fresh and fruity with a healthy dose a fruity perfumy alcohol. Often times with these dogfish beers I get a ton of fusel alcohol and it comes off excessive and artificial. Some similar notes to a framboise but mostly from the obvious raspberry connection. Youll find the ethanol and higher alcohol nose is quite similar to that kicked off by a Samichlaus. Fort is very bright with some pinkish hues amidst the deep golden body. Very minimal head which is quick to drop, light cream to sandy. Forts flavor is a blend of fruit and a heavy dose of warming alcohol. There is no shortage of bready malt, but the raspberry and alcohol dominate the palate. Some bitterness in apparent in the finish but quickly washed by the alcohol. The body of Fort is this dense than I imagined. The fruit and hefty alcohol combine to offer a medium light body, deceptively smooth and approachable. A nice supportive carbonation. This was a November 2011 bottle I received for Xmas from the Misses. We shared it and both genuinely liked it. We dont often see pint to pint. Fort could in many ways work as a nice red wine substitute. Certainly a nice and somewhat surprisingly refreshing night cap. For its high abv it was easily shared between two people. I believe this one would likely age nicely and retain pleasant raspberry notes especially in the flavor. There is room for the alcohol to mellow some but you wont be disappointed fresh either, just expect some heat.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MacBoost (1791) - Penfield, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Chugged this in under 7 seconds. Drank pretty good. Some fruit, lots of sugar. Nice little buzz. A little pricey. RichTV is on welfare. 🤑

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1219) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Poured from bottle date looks like 2009 ruby red with a nice tan head and good legs. Strong aroma of raspberry dark fruit and caramel. Taste is dark fruit berry jam lingering alcohol finish. Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Wooh! Quite nice and unexpected.Puts most fruit beers to shame. Not overly sweet as there seemed to be an nice hop balance. Raspberries through the aroma and flavor. Some spice. Pretty color and great palate. Weighty and smooth with a slightly dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (574) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottled. Really strong raspberry aroma. Color is a reddish amber. A lot of booziness in the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Aroma is candied cherry, some caramel and dark fruit, really nice. Taste is cherry and dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2951) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Syrupy orange pour with a tall head. Fruity and fusel alcohol aroma with light caramel malt. Fire nose. Thick body. Very raspberry syrup from beginning to end. The fiery booze is surprisingly well hidden but the fruit. The heat of the booze shows itself by the burning sensation on the tongue much like a shot of something. I was a bit worried about this initially, and its gonna put me on my two-pack for sure, but its surprisingly "easy" for the abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Holy alcohol batman. Agree with some others that fruit flavors finesse gets lost in the boozing. Smells good. After taste is a bit harsh. But after buzz makes it all better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
egg (300) - USA - JUL 13, 2016
On tap 7/13/16. Pours a deep ruby amber with a lasting white head. Nose is red licorice and nail polish and plenty booze. Taste is the same but follows the red licorice line. Hot, fruity, nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2456) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2016
July 4, 2016 - bottle shared at end of night at start of fireworks show. Not much head if any and not quite sure on exact color as this was poured into a red solo cup. Aroma and taste of raspberries, sweetness and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2016
bottle from 2008 shared poured a darkish reddish brown color with no head. was hoping it was still good and I wasnt disappointed. nice boozy raspberry nose. medium body and the flavor was a nice raspberry with still lots of booze. really mellow and easy to drink. just happy it survived this long.


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