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RATINGS: 957   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Bottle from Styles
Pours a rich brown with an aroma of vinegarized raspberry, with a bit of chocolate cake thrown in for good measure. Flavor is a raspberry cake with raspberry icing. A nice, sweet beer; very refreshing and surpisingly light for such a thick brown appearance. Alcohol is almost nonexistent in the flavor, which only adds to the mystique of this brew. A very good beer; number 5 all-time? Not in my opinion. But it definitely makes the top 50.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2005
Amazingly deep dark brown beer with ruby accents. Aroma is of sweet chewy malts, strong aroma of raspberry tartness, toasty sweet malts, chocolate, raspberry aroma. Peppery aroma, toast, sweet chocolate and caramel maltiness wrapped in a delicious robe of ripe raspberry. I cant believe that a beer can taste this good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Shared at the "ratebeer" table at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival, thanks to beeryum for providing. Wow, this was a standout with a unique array of rasberry tartness balanced with caramel and vanilla notes. Smooth with alcohol well hidden. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Thank you Beeryum for bringing this to pizza ports strong ale fest. Ive been wanting to try this beauty for a while and I was not disappointed. Hands down the best fruit beer Ive had -- raspberry notes are present but not in your face and play nicely against the vanilla and malty tones in the beer. Body is lush and silky. More more more!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
joshuah (37) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2005
This is a great beer. I want to thank beeryum for bringing this to the 2005 Pizza Port Strong Ale Fest. Dark brown color, tart raspberry flavor that s well balanced. Loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 nice black cherry body with no head...aroma of sweet raspberry, sugary malts, raison, prune, and candied yam....flavor is quite similar with an added emphasis on a chocolate finish....add a touch of smokiness, toffee, coffee, and nutmeg....nice palate, and a great beer....thank you silphium

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2005
2004 6.3 oz bottle. Aroma is dead nuts for hot cross buns on easter morning, complete with the frosting (special recipe--with almond extract) Sweetness and fruitiness. Cardamom note as well. Flavor is quite nice and mellow. Alcohol is amazingly hidden. Thick, with a sweet finish, but never cloying. Rasberry character is present and attractive, but never dominating, long smooth rich luxurious malty finish, with only traces of balancing hops. This is utterly fantastic. Thanks a ton for sharing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
My 500th rating on RB. Pours a light red-pink with a dirty pink head, quickly dissapearing over a purple body. The aroma is quite unique. Fruity raspberry and a bit of cherry. Sweet malts, definately noticable as both carmel and chocolate, and a faint alcohol. Sweet syrup and chocolate as well. The flavor is a homemade raspberry jelly followed closely by a toasted malt that is very clean, cleaned up by a finishing alcohol character. Chocolate makes an appearance at times as well. This is a very plesant beer. Not overly fruity like lots of fruit beers. Its has great definition of flavors in its recipe. A shining example of a well assembeled beer not relying on alcohol or overpowering hops to provide a great experience. Thanks to Sully for this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Shared a bottle with illini08 on Thanksgiving. wonderful aroma heavy with raspberries. a reddish brown pour with virtually no head. flavor was like a raspberry white chocolate syrup with plenty of alcohol noted. more of a sipping liquor than a lager beer.


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