ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2008 Cask pour at EBF 2008 - Night of the Barrels. This is the one example of barrel-aging that I think its truly profound and genius for its functionality. The American Oak gave me the illusion that I was eating a raspberry branch whole because the wood was so beautifully realized in the brew. All the sweet and none of the green. Just dynamite: I cannot stop thinking about this brew. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
EBF NOTB. Deep red color. The aroma is of delicious raspberries and wood. The flavor was nice, I think the wood aging went better with this fruit beer than it did with many other beers from the evening. I think I got a piece of raspberry in my mouth while drinking. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Sampled at the NOTB. The biggest surprise of the night for me. Was not expecting too much. Aroma was wood and rasberry. Solid blend. Flavor was about the same. One of the few beers that stood out for me and golubj. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
(Barrel) Pours a cloudy purplish-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raspberries, overly ripen apples lying in an apple orchard, red grapes, light floral, and earthiness. Flavor of sweet, semi-tart raspberry, apple, grapes, and caramel with a dry oak finish. Excellent! lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Last drops from the barrel at Michigan Winter Beer Fest 2008. Sorry everyone. Glad i got a chance to have this. Nice raspberry and oak scent and flavor. I didn’t find as much alcohol in it as other people were saying. Hidden under all the fruit.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2009
this is a distint rating taken during michigan winter beer festival, 2009...unfortunately, notes were not taken on most of these beers, but numbers are accurate. punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle thanks to Eric and Brett Kuhnhenn. Bottle was a bit of a gusher. Reddish copper pour with a huge white head. Very strong raspberry note with a hint of alcohol. Reminds me of raspberry sherbet. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2008
EBF V NOTB. Looked like raspberry-tinged mud, in a good way. Aroma really nice with tart and sour raspberry, a complex, perfumy aspect, and wood. I felt the taste was too heavily dominated by the wood and didn’t allow all the other flavors exhibited by the aroma to fully shine. Still very tasty. masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Served out of a cask at the MBG winter fest. This one was a surprise so I was excited to try it. Nice woody raspberry on the nose. I think somebody described this before as actually eating the raspberrys vine and all. I thought the same thing. Nice lucsious raspberry with a strong wood character. Very nice overall. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2008
cask sample at MBGWF....poured a nice amber reddish burnt brown with a thin soapy off-white head....nose was really woody and vinous with a big raspberry component.... flavors of red fruit, wood, and earth.