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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Real raspberries abound in this chocolate caramel after dinner treat. Aged for a smooth texture and drinkability. This lager beer will handle additional age very well.
Batch 1 - brewed 2002, bottled same year 10.6%
Batch 2 - brewed late 2004, released 2005
Batch 3 - Brewed 2007, released very end of 2007
Batch 4 - Brewed 2012, released 2013 15.5%
Batch 5 - Brewed 2014, released late 2014
Batch 6 - Brewed 2016, released late 2016

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
2004, 6.3 oz bottle shared with CalleNak. This poured a brownish red color with almost no head. Sweet aroma with notes of caramel malt, oak, and raspberry. Strong alcohol presence in the flavor. More notes of oak, and caramel as well. Raspberry is not as evident in the flavor as it was in the nose. Full-bodied with a nice lingering mouth feel. I can see why they sell this in only 6.3 oz bottles, strong yet very tasty!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2006
From bottle, 6.3 oz! Thanks to Immy. Poured a deep purplish brown with a ring of tan that left a decent lacing on the sides. Nose is a raspberry chocolate liquor, molasses and candied dark fruits. Flavor starts with sweet raspberry, then dark bitter chocolate. Reminds me of the best cherry cordials Ive had, except this one is raspberry. Silky palate. A fantastic after dinner dessert!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2004 vintage via trade with Pailhead. Garnet pour with a ring of a tan head. Sweet, thick brown sugar and molasses nose, toasty, with some dried fig notes. Sweet toffee, deep, sweet raspberry and milk chocolate flavors. A touch of vanilla and a rum raisin are shown in the finish. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks Kevin!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 7, 2006
2004 Bottle courtesy of a trade with cquiroga: Aroma is rich and fruity with a little sherry and a hint of dark chocolate. Color is prune juce brown with just a wisp of foam around the edges. Flavor is also rich with raspberry, chocolate, caramel, brandy, prune and a lightly acidic (tart cherry) finish. Medium bodied and creamy with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Rating #500 Pours a muddy brown with little head. The aroma is rich and sweet with lots of toffee and chocolate, some raspberries, but they are definitely subdued. The flavor is rum raisin, toffee, raspberries, some chocolate. The mouthfeel is very soft with light carbonation and a warm finish.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Bottle from walleye, thanks Jim. I dont really know what to say about this one. I havent been hunting it for a long time, so its something new I thought about trying to get. Ill point out the flaws at the end of the rating. This one was from 2004. Smell is amazing, chocolate, raspberry, caramel, small bits of alcohol, very nice, amazing actually, the best part about the beer. Taste is sweet, no alcohol at all, chocolate, and sweet. Very good tasting. Now to the bad: first off, why is this in a 6 oz bottle? I dont think its THAT special that they should bottle in such a small quantity. If anything, bottle 12 oz, and produce less. Secondly, I dont really know why this is a top 50, there are many other much better beers that are not top 50. Hell this thing is top 10, its certainly not deserving of that spot. Thirdly, this beer is really pricey, at 9 dollars per 6 oz. I have a bottle, im going to age it for a long time, but once its gone I doubt this will be something I will seek out again, unless they bottle it in 750ml bottles. Not anywhere close to NGBR. Loses major points overall because of the price, and the small bottle, which really pissed me off. I was expecting something equal to the greatness that is the top 10 beers here, and I found something that is about in the top 200. Thanks for the opportunity to try this jim.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2006
this was ok but i am not in to fruit beers 2004 bottle with hint of rasberrys and vanilla .too sweet for me still a good beer to drink on a hot summer day

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottled. 2004. Pours a still caramel color- no head. Raspberry dough-like aroma. Also smells a bit sweet and hot. Thick, sweet raspberry flavor with vanilla notes. Seems to hide the alcohol well in the flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (3038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Woo hoo, Bert! What a kind beer buddy. 2004 vintage, appearance was burgundy brown with no head and lots of sedimentation floating around (mmmmm, good). The aroma was rich raspberry and rich chocolate, smelled like raspberry black chocolate cake, fine godiva chocolates. Flavor was chocolate and lightly tart strong raspberries. Definitely not cloying sweet, really quite nice, a great evening sipper if only it was more available. Mouthfeel was silky smooth, full, very nice. This is a great beer to experience. Re-rate, 2007 vintage in Mar 08, bottle from the generous Styles: Certainly a very nice production, but not quite as rich and decadent as the first time, caramel notes certainly playing a much larger role, the chocolate a little bit less over the top, raspberries, though, still present, assertive, and highly enjoyable. Alcohol also more detectable this time through. Quite drinkable, far from cloying, very nice product. Numbers would probably come out more like a 4.0 this time around. Dropping from my 4.4 rating to in between the two.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bottle 2004 special thanks to Boutip. Beautiful petit wax coated bottle - no cork - wax meant as a substitute? This bottle screams romance. Powerful aroma of raspberrie woods, summer. Chocolate caramel looks and flavor, in addition to aroma flavors. No head, appearance similar to a barleywine. Tastes a bit like a "chambord" or after dinner sweet-sour liquer, but with a good, robust maltiness supporting it. strength and flavorfulness of a barleywine. Hard to believe probably but it wouldnt be a stretch to share this bottle as a special treat, as its so flavorful that even a small glass could be savored for a bit.


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