crispaire (237) - - JUN 7, 2017 jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle from Eric.. thank you. Pour is a pinkish cloudy aber.. yeast sediment present. Scent is raspberry, yeast, oak, cough medicine, simple syrup. Taste is raspberry, malt, bread, caramel, citrus, slightly sour. Thicker and less carbonated than I anticipated. More of a malt liquor than a fruit beer. Nice but not what I was expecting... def boozy.
the color of the brew might be its most appealing aspect. sickly sweet. raspberries evident. big boozy lingering warm finish. if you want an instant buzz, this concoction’s for you, but definitely not a great representation of a fruit beer. fidelis83 (2437) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2017
Cloudy amber pour, thin off white head, and a high effervescence, though with lots and lots of really tiny bubbles. The head, although small has great retention and the beer coats the glass a bit. Aroma is raspberries, lots of toffee, doughy yeast, caramel, alcohol, raw nuts and toast, smells like it’s really sweet. Flavor is raspberries, caramel, lots of toffee, alcohol, dark fruit, a hint of licorice, red bell pepper, freeze dried berries and odd perfumey note. Pretty heavy body, creamy, chewy entry, light, but quite sharp carbonation, fairly dry (though still pretty chewy) finish, moderate alcohol burn. Pretty tasty, surprisingly clean, very much a Barleywine with berries, but pretty light on character for the big abv% MacBoost (1894) - Victor, 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. 🤑 Chalumeaux (1553) - 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. kevinator (2205) - 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.
Msdrbeat (780) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Bottled. Really strong raspberry aroma. Color is a reddish amber. A lot of booziness in the taste. ljthiessen (1348) - 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. Capa (3295) - 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 it’s gonna put me on my two-pack for sure, but it’s surprisingly "easy" for the abv. books_n_brews (162) - 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. egg (389) - 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.
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