RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2009
Big roasty nose...Pullman Brown-like in it’s intensity and sweetness...dark caramel and burnt toffee, brown sugar and maple syrup. The tart raspberries add a surprisingly sharp highlight...very sweet/tart. The barrel adds some vanilla and oak to the mix. Nice experiment. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
FoBAB 2008 - pours brown with off white head, nose of raspberries and chocolate, flavors of raspberry, brown sugar, some woodiness, watery. User29624 (1687) - - NOV 27, 2008
FoBAB 08. Pours a cloudy brown with a small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, and raspberry in the aroma. The chocolate and raspberry really came through in the flavor. Good stuff. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2008
FoBAB 2008, Chicago: Poured a cloudy brown with a slender off-white head. It had an aroma of chocolate, strawberry, and lightly roasted malts. The strawberries were ligfhtly tart in the flavor and a dose of vanilla was added. Not a bad brew. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2008
FoBAB 2008. Poured an opaque dark brown color. The head was light brown with an orange tint. Smelled of coffee, chocolate, and raspberry. Dry-ish and medium bodied. Pleasant tart raspberry and chocolate brownie graced the flavor. There was also a woody note akin to a #2 pencil.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
FoBAB 2008 offering: #704. An offering from Flossmoor that I was very excited to try and very excited for medalling. This brew started with a deep, dark pour complimented by a small offwhite head. Aromas are chocolatey and mixed with some vanilla and light coffee hints. Taste is very raspberry chocolate, not some cheap imitation, but a Fannie May gourmet feel to it or actual chocolate and fresh raspberries in a sort of decadent array. Subtle roasted malt compliment the taste well and finishes off with a nice bitter touch and some mocha-like end notes and aftertaste. Smooth, medium bodied, very nice, very sessionable. Cheers! NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Fobab VI. I had to have this as my girlfriend’s name is Jenni, which I later called her and let her know. Yay fobab. Anyway, a pretty robust beer, nice looking dark brown with an offwhite head. Nose of chocolate dipped raspberries and some vanilla. Taste is pretty pleasant, lightly raspberry with roasty undertones, a kiss of bitterness. Pretty well balanced and nice. Kinda like a small beer version of Clare’s Thirsty Ale, ’cept by a different brewery altogether. Nice.