bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2011
I did not enjoy this brew at first, it has a raspberry flavor added to it, and that was not expected, or appreciated. I drank a few more glasses since that initial taste, and I have quickly grown to enjoy it. My new favorite beer from Sprecher, but only until the Irish Stout is released I presume. jimhilt (2634) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Pours with a two-finger pillowy light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black - totally opaque. Good carbonation, medium-heavy bodied. Nose is chocolate. Starts sweet, chocolate is right up front, hints of raspberry in the background, smooth, excellent porter. $2.35 for a 16oz bottle from Blanchard’s Allston, Ma.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Pours dark brown with a hint of red. E finger tan thick luxurious head. Aroma of fresh raspberries and a caramel malt. First sip raspberry. Tyen the robust flavors of a good porter roasted malts. Finish dry and tart. Get’s better as it get’s warmer. This was the 2005 Vintage and was shared with LT. Judge. Aged VERY well. Would recommend cellaring this one if you have it.
jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Pitch black coloured body, 100% opaque with a nice light brown head that tops the beer perfectly. Aroma of an amazing combination of raspberries, chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong raspberry flavour with a good amount of dark chocolate and a full coffee finish. Aftertaste shows some potent coffee bitterness with a good chocolate aftertaste with the small tint of raspberries on the palate. Overall, an amazing beer - one of the best i’ve had in this style. I’d reccomend this to anyone as long as they can find it! I sampled this pint-sized bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 04-February-2006 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pours a dark brown color with a thick and creamy redish tan head. Big tart raspberry flavor dominates the flavor Nice robust roasted malts appear in the background as you drink.I didnt notice the cocoa in here though.This was a 2005 vintage and appeared to have aged VERY well! Very good! Thank You Ubamartian for sharing this one!!!
MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Very sweet, raspberry pie, dark fruit. a little cocoa.
taste is similar. almost like a chocolate covered raspberry. a little dry, bitter finish, not unpleasant though. a little roasty, chocolate. Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2005 Bottle, passed down from the brewer to Geoff Martin then to me! Used to rate my 400th BEER YEAAAAAA!!!! Pours a solid black beer with a decent tan head with an awesome aroma of rasberry as it says on the bottle. Flavor is smooth cocoa chocolate into this unreal aftertaste of rasberry, and I don’t like fruit beers but this is awesome. Body is medium to thin and the finish is clean and a little bit dry. Thanks again Geoff for this beer! Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Big black beer with a towering brown head that quickly subsided. Sweet chocolate aroma. The flavor escaped me at first ... tartly sweet with a chocolate undertone. Now that I can read the description I know the tartness was the raspberry extract. A nice dessert beer. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
aroma: mint chip granola bar / carob / raspberry chocolate cake. odd for a porter to say the least - something unusual about it for a porter. Flavor per aroma, Brings back good memories of birthday cake - delicious. BisGute agrees. Light, tart palate. Very underrated. Also miscategorized - more of a fruit beer than a porter, porter expectations of this beer would let you down. A delicious dessert treat with a nice natural raspberry and chocolate flavor. This beer’s rating is a crime! Nice dark looks with moderate beige head that leaves rocky lacing.