slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Draught. Big, deep raspberry aroma. Sweet and sour and vaguely reminiscent of donuts. Beautiful bright purple with a thin white head and great lacing. Starts sweet, rolls into sour. Full flavored but straight-forward. All the sweetness dissipates by the end of the sip. Zrab11 (8) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2011 does not count
look: 4 smell: 4.5 taste: 4.5 feel: 4 overall: 4.5
A- Pours a nice dark purple with minimal head
S- Smells of raspberries.
T- Has a nice tart but sweet raspberry flavor.Finish’s with a nice tang to it
M-Medium bodied with good carbonation
D-Overall i was very impressed. If you don’t like raspberried you wont like this beer. But it wasn’t too strong on the raspberries and i liked how you tasted both sweet and tart at the same time. If it didn’t have that balance i think it would be too sweet or too harsh to drink. Loved this beer. will get again CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at Max’s (10/9/11): Pours an opaque black with dark ruby edges and a thin, stringy-lacing pink head. Has a fresh juicy tart raspberry nose with some black currant notes. Starts with good fullness and soft carbonation with a full sweet and tart raspberry flavor with some light vinous oak before a slightly drier sweet-tart finish. Has good raspberry flavor throughout. Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the Carrboro Beverage Company. Pours a dark brown with deep ruby highlights. Darker than expected. Lots of aromas coming out of this one. If you’ve ever had German red Cabbage you’ll know the smell. Cloves, red wine vinegar, sugar, beer, all into one. Flavor is a complex blend of fruit, earthy notes, some wood and spice. Nice tart finish. I’m thinking Flemish Red/Brown Ale with some fruit added. Overall, very nice dinner beer. Duck or Pork Roast for sure. Too bad it’s draft only. nuplastikk (6416) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
Draft at Dexters. Purple black, interesting purple raspberry head, creamy. Big rich dessert aroma, bold big raspberry tones. Very nice chocolate-raspberry beer. The juice certainly mellows out the whole affair, taking away from what must have been a viscous chocolate beer. Maybe a little too juicy. Still a really nice beverage, but after awhile just comes off as raspberry juice. A little more chocolate would be nice. The alcohol is well hidden. A cool, delicious concoction, but hardly a beer at this point.
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2011
i thought this was pretty good, seemed like a brown with some raspberry, but was very balanced. not tooo much of one and enough of the other. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Tap at el Bait Shop. A deep brown brew with a little garnet at the edges. A thin khaki head. The nose is rich and fruity with the raspberries. There is a persistent candy and malt note. The taste is like raspberries mixed with green tea. There is also some cola. This is vineous throughout. ChainGangGuy (4920) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Appearance: Graciously served by the staff at The Fred a dark mahogany-hued body, reddish at the edges, and capped by a small, beige head.
chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Smell: A fruity, reasonably tart nose, as one would expect, smelling of ripe raspberries, again, as one would expect. Little hints underneath the berries of middling, modest malts and sweet-scented golden syrup.
Taste: A big sweetish sip of just-juiced raspberries and, while tart, it’s not overly tart. In fact, let’s just call the entire thing ’gently’ tart. Scaffolding of dark bready malts, though relatively light in flavor. The purported 8.5% ABV is nowhere to be seen. Drying, soft finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s good and I cheerfully downed my goblet, but it’s no New Glarus Raspberry Tart. Then again, what is?
Served in a small nonic, the pour was a deep, dark red color, clear with a tan head that had a tinge of red and leaves behind splotchy, sticky lace.
S - Sour raspberry -- strong enough to mostly mask the malt flavors.
T - Sweet, but not objectionable. As anticipated from the nose, it is quite heavy on raspberry flavor. Minimal sourness, and a light malt background.
M - Near medium body has good feel and medium carbonation. The 8.5% ABV is not obvious.
O: very good dark fruit beer: easily recommended as a dessert beer. Travlr (25842) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
Draft. Dark purple maroon, small tan head. Aroma of raspberries and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and slightly sour berries. Decent.