Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: strong raspberry and lightly dark-chocolate--the raspberry aroma was strong until the last drop of beer.
Appearance: large, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and good lacing. Black-hued body with lots of bubbles.
Taste: lightly bitter initial taste with moderately bitter/sour finish and long duration.
Palate: light to medium-bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Complex. Amazing aroma, interesting palate and taste. stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
One of my favorite stouts, like whoa. Perfectly balanced beer with raspberry chocolate notes forward through the body with a roasted malt to well balance. Not sacchrine at all Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 21, 2012
From a tap, dark dark brown, real raspberries, chocolate, medium body, no head,sweet and a little bitter.Great example of raspberry stout. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Nice. Very raspberry forward. Belgian zing is there, as is the stout foundation. However, I'd personally dial down the raspberries; as it is, they're a little overpowering and prevent any complexity from shining through. B
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bpreo (2854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2015
A wild variety of styles combine in this beer. Stout, Belgian, and fruit beer.
podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 Draught poured at Stag’s Head in NYC. Pours pitch black without much head. Aromas of intense raspberries and chocolate. Taste is incredibly smooth and balanced, just lovely. The raspberry comes throughout is not overpowering. Really really like this beer.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
From bottle purchased October 2012. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is raspberry jam, prune juice, chocolate, and light yeast. Taste is of a raspberry dark chocolate candy with some nice yeast notes. Finishes with the jam note and a little alcohol kick. ffaoe (796) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2015
awesome raspberry/chocolate aroma, color is pitch black with a foamy light brown head. roasty chocolaty flavor up from then transitions to a slight raspberry flavor. faint aftertaste is of a chocolate covered raspberry. ACHops (1594) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky black with medium mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty malts with some sweet undertones. Taste is thick chocolatey smooth stout with substantial sweet berry raspberry undertones. Melds nicely. I have to say, this is not a combo I would have thought of but done well here. Widmer tried this with an imperial stout and just didn’t get the raspberry right. Elysian had to use a bunch of raspberry here. ganache (5955) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bomber. Nose roasty with nice chicory accents and fainter chocolate, seems very smooth and rounded, raspberries alluded to rather than sledged. Pours cola-to-pitch with a frothy tanned head. Watery body, light roast and faint bitterness (but both meld beautifully and last long into the afterlife), lightly crisp with subtle smoke and ahhh, there are the raspberries! Very pleasant mineral character reminds of a diluted Foreign Stout and plays off the razz quite well, again beautiful synergy. Supple malt with a speck of moo-hoo, er, Yoo-hoo. Natural and very, very mellow. Alcohol deftly threaded in from the bottom. This one’s all about the excellent overall balance, which it has in spades; would love to have this again.