msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Broke this puppy out for my 30th birthday. 2007 small 6oz bottle thanks to Northernbrews. Pours murky dark reddish brown with absolutely no head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, berries, sweet caramel, and some booze. Flavor is raspberries, chocolate, sweet caramel, and some malt undertones. Palate and is silky smooth and a little syrupy but that is ok. Finishes sweet and chocolaty. Really good stuff. I love this brewery. HopHobo (12) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2009
A-Poured into a tulip out of a 6.7 oz bottle from the 2007 stash. Pours a dark brown almost burgandy color with no head or carbonation present.
S-has a very rich smell, of chocolate, alcohol and malt.
T-a truely one of a kind beer, almost like a cognac with less alcohol. The alcohol does come through, but overall its a chocolate flavor that prevails with hints of raspberries.
M-a thick smooth beer. The mouthfeel can really be appreciated as it warms, almost syrup like.
D-A great beer, nothing that I would drink a large amount of, but very good none the less. Hard to believe that this beer is considered to be a relative of the common lager.
deyholla (11902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2009
On tap during ’09 Winter Solstice. ’07 Version. Poured a murky burnt umber with minimal head. Aroma was very strong, with sweet raspberries, caramel with a surprisingly small amount of alcohol. There was a slight undertone of honey on the nose. The alcohol was much more present on the tongue, but it meshed well with the raspberry and caramel flavors. The aftertaste left a honey note on your tongue. Surprisingly smooth on the tongue as well. trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Huge thanks to Bobby91w for this tasty treat. Pours browner than I thought it would - a ruddy medium brown, with only a small ring of bubbles around the edge. The aroma is simply delectable - raspberry syrup, tons of caramel... like something you might drizzle over a great cheesecake. The flavor doesn’t quite pull through, though - mouthfeel is great, but there’s a grassy note that takes away from the pungent raspberry, and the alcohol shines a bit through the rest of the brew. Still great, but probably a bit over-hyped. 17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2007 bottle thanks to xnoxhatex! Pours a flat thick syrupy but surprisingly tasty looking syrupy basically clear rust color with no head. Strong sweet caramel pudding like aroma, some fridge, nice aged raspberry tartness, lightly doughy, quite sweet but well melded. Wow is that sweet, tastes exactly like a raspberry filled shortbread cookie, wow, thats crazy, but super super sweet, mouth puckeringly sweet, some faint tootsie-roll like chocolate fills it out and the alcohol does a great job of accenting all the rich flavors. Medium bodied, totally flat, viscous but not sticky, warming alcohol in the finish, Devon tells me it had some carbonation at the brewery so I’ll go with that. Very unique beer that I’m can’t wait to try again.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
18cl, Vintage 2007, no mention of ABV, exclusive American brew, with raspberries, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex fruit brew, fruity/alcoholic and slightly sour/sweet, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, top class Winter brew!, yet very expensive!, WOW! tom10101 (6195) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Nip bottle, 2007 vintage. Shared by Mathieuc, huge thanks! Brown with reddish reflects, no head, no lacing. Aroma is of intense chocolate and raspberries. Taste is sweet, intensely chocolate and strong raspberries notes. Slight acidic presence from the raspberries that help to balance the beer. Sirupy. Warming alcohol. I was surprised by the strong chocolate presence. The bottom of the bottle was tasting raspberries jam. Nice sipper! gunnfryd (15099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel, raspberry. Flavour is alcohol, malt, caramel, raspberry, chocolate, hop, dried fruits. Full body. Nice beer. baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
[email protected]michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
shared with my father to celebrate his 60th birthday.
Appearance: Dark red with almost no head. Quite beautiful.
Aroma: Raspberries, Malt, Grain, Fudge, Vanilla.
Taste: Malt, Chocolate, Raspberries, Caramel, Vanilla.
Palate: A solid malt base with a bit of tartness from the berries. Smooth and complex and supertasty.
A truly interesting eisbocks and one of the better beers i’ve had lately.
One of the Holy Grail (!) from a trade with umich03jm. Pours a sort of deep copper maroon color. Very low head, and carbonation is mild. Aroma is a balance of sweet raspberry and chocolate; wishing for more aroma. Flavor is fairly sweet and intense raspberry, chocolate, and some alcohol, but it’s well hidden considering the ABV. This reminds me of eating a raspberry truffle. Love how this lingers on the palate with these really nice flavors and a little tartness. Great sipping beer. Unique, and impressive that the brewer could pull this off without the beer tasting artificial or weird. Awesome to have been able to try this. Thanks, Jason!