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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Cloudy brown color,Small head that had a short hang time then faded quickly to leave nothing behind.Aroma of chocolate and raspberries with a semi-sweetness coming through in the nose.The flavor was fantastic with a good raspberry flavor coming through very nicely some chocolate and malt with a nice sweet side.The alcohol is there because i can feel it but it doesnt seem to be as harsh as one might think it would be at its abv.Very nice brew that i might have to pick up a few more for later trials.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (4311) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Bottle Shared at the "Pitonka mini RB fest" poured a dark murky redish brown witha small off white head that had hints of pink in it and its lacing. Chocolate and raspbery were the aromas. Flavor had mostly the same componants. Cherry/Raspberry and chocolate. Very smooth and quite thick. Very nice but not quite up to the hype. Thanks Matt for sharing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours a murky brown with some bubbles on the side and a oily finish on the inside of the glass.Nose is heaven.Like some Raspberry dessert at some overpriced restaurant in New York City.Lots of chocolate and fresh berries.Are you sure this is 18%?? The dessert like taste is for sipping just like you would take small bites of the overpriced dessert.Lovely brew.Just a little thin on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Pours with a deep red-brown body with no head or lacing. The aroma is sweet and full of raspberry with a nice malt undertone. The flavor is also sweet and full of raspberry with a nice maltiness and the slight hint of alcohol. Medium to full bodied and remarkably smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 Dark burgundy color with a small, light pink head, which quickly disappears. Rich caramel, toffee and chocolate aromas, with a mild hint of tobacco leaf , dough and raspberry puree. Flavor is big and bold, luscious and refined in every way. I thought the raspberry flavor was fairly tame, whereas the malt flavor was monstrous and complex, with a chocolate, cocoa and caramel flavor. Light hints of vinous fruits, mainly raspberries were present as well. A delightful beer, from the very versatile brewers at Kuhnhenn.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
suiteddeuces (1) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
Unbelieveable beer. Its amazing this place is 5 miles from where I live. Was not too happy at first about the high price, had one sip, and I would easily pay twice as much for it. Complex chocolate/raspberry taste goes down extremely smooth, changing direction even inch down your throat. 18% and you wouldnt even think it was %5 from drinking it. I must drink beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Finally I gave in and tasted the bottle I received. Pours a cloudy amber hue with no head. Aromas of raspberries, honey, jam, and caramel. Flavors of thick sweet raspberries, caramel and a little coffee and chocolate. Quite decadent indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2005
2004 bottle. Virtuallly no head. Body is dark reddish-brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is heavily malty (caramel, chocolate), with notes of raspberry, cherry pie, sherry. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately sweet, lighlty acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, soft/flat carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is a far better beer to smell than it is to drink. The nose is like a freshly baked pastry, very caramelly and chocolatey and enticing, but the mouth experience disappoints after that. Kinda watery, with little balance for the sweetness. This is neither rich nor decadent in the mouth experience. I know many will groan when they see this, but what can I say...this had a very nice nose and hid its alcohol well, but otherwise wasnt remarkable at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle (thanks to MrFacto): Burgundy caramel in color, small pink tinted film for a head, quite viscous, cloudy in opacity, with sparce lacing.   Raspberry and marshmallow aroma, also hints of cherry and chocolate.   Similar flavor, yet it is seemingly artificial in nature.   It seems to be very much like a raspberry and cherry tootsie roll pop, tttthhhrreeeee bites and you are at the center.   ABV is very well hidden, very smooth on the tongue, goes down very easy.   Slight warming finish.   I almost wished this one to taste more alcoholic.   Its unreal how easy this one was to drink for being 18%, yet it did seem a bit artificial to me.   I personally didnt think this was top 50 material, but I did enjoy it.   Perhaps a re-rate in the future is in order.   Thanks again to Matt for providing the bottle at the tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Thanks to Walleye for this hard to get brew. Had this brew at the end of a very small tasting with....myself. I know its kinda sad. Anyways pour was raspberry brownish with no head. Nose was huge on the berry, with some caramel and chocolate mixing in quite well. Very tasty, just a little too.... desserty rich for me. Not bad, just not exactly what I was looking for in a beer. Overall a very enjoyable experience, would love to have another bottle of this to let sit for some time..

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