JStax (6356) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle shared at muckfest. The beer is a murky brown with no head. Strong chocolate covered raspberry notes in the aroma. Sticky sweet. Like old lady strawberry candies, but the raspberry ones. Big body and low carbonation. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle thanks to ogglethorpe. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong berry, pure sugar, booze. Jammy, berries, earth, bitter, boozy, good. Homer321 (5008) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2017
bottle at Muckfest 2017. String fruit and booze. Light oxidation. Dried fruit. Raisins. Reddish brown pour. Small off white head. Strong cherry and fruit flavor. Dried fruit. Lots of dry fruit. Almost astringent. Evaporating. Ok. sajmon (22) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
A lot of raspberries in aroma. Taste is strong bock at the beginning, which later on turns into fruit beer with raspberry sourness. Made me feel that I had 2 different beers in one sip. Very interesting. Strong beer good for a summer evening. nihtila (3603) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2017
Keg at ECBF. Murky brown. Nose is big bourbon barrel, sweet vanilla, raspberry. Tastes big tart raspberry, sweet caramel, less barrel than nose.
willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 30, 2017
Tap at Mellow. Sending this one out to Hamilton and Mikkel on the re-opening of Mikkeller Tokyo! With you all in spirit and wish you the best of luck. Anyway on with the rating. Pours a clearish, deep copper with pinkish purple highlights and a finger of off-white head that lingers. Huge raspberry glaze nose. Deep cacao chocolate, black forest cake with jammy raspberry. Cacao nib, faint coffee, more chocolate & raspberry jam. Wonderful in small doses shared amongst friends and family. Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Bardzo ciężkie, mulące, alkoholowe, odczucie w stylu malinowego, zagęszczonego syropu. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2017
Draught at Row 34, 2/22/17.nearbeer (5368) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2017
Dark chocolate with a ruddy, dark amber tint, quite murky and topped by a tan head that is medium-sized but steadily fades to a ring.
Cocoa, poignant raspberry acids and strong caramel backing it comprise the aroma which lends more vanilla as it warms and is surprisingly free from any overbearing alcohol. Definitely hints of sharpness here and there but it’s folded in to the bright fruit acidity and probably soaked up by the strong maltiness. Doesn’t come off fudgey/cakey, though, and the chocolate notes blend with light roast and a spicy pepper character from the raspberry seeds to produce an interesting, complex nose.
In the mouth it’s certainly rich, malty and quite sweet at times, though there’s ample, engaging carbonation and strong acidity from the fruit to help break up/balance the malt. Warming finish with light roast, dark chocolate and light ash and vanilla. Huge and malty, but it doesn’t feel overly sugary/cakey/underfermented like many of the adjunct stouts in a similar class. Good for dessert and actually drinkable.
37.5 cl bb 03/12/17. Pours deep mahogany with a ruby glint. Thin but enduring disc of espresso-like cream on top. Smell is raspberry, molasses and a bit of dark chocolate. Big front taste of raspberries with cream, turning to some molasses, citrus zest and just a touch chocolate. Finish spotlights more of a tart slant on the raspberries along with some wood and dried grass. Well disguised abv in this heavy bodied brew. Almost-medium fizz provides a welcome tongue tingle, yet remains pretty smooth. Starts sweet but the raspberries linger after only a few sips with a tart astringency that keeps the huge malts in check quite nicely. Iphonephan (6950) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2017
From a 375 ml bottle. Pours a murky brown with a thin tan head. Intense raspberry aroma. Flavors of raspberries and chocolate. This one tasted a little off to me. Not quite a drain poor, but close.