dmac (6395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle shared at jcwattsrugger’s. Poured a clear orangey/brown with a small to average sized light beige head. Aroma of chocolate undertones, raspberries, belgian yeast and a slight hint of black pepper. Flavor is yeasty with fruitiness that starts off as cherry then fades to reaspberry, wood and earth. Medium to full body with strong carbonation. This one sipped more like a soda with no bitterness at all and no hint of alcohol. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews. Ruby, ring of film, decent lacing. Aroma has lots of vegetal character, mostly corn. Flavor has a rotten fruit character, slightly vegetal, musty raspeberry’s. Decent overall. hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Thanks jwattscrugger. Brown color with a light whiter head. Little acidic. Smokey finish. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a deep red color with a touch of brown. The nose reminds me of a fruity cough drop. The flavor reminds me of the same with slight nuttiness and plenty of cherry. Light in body with higher carbonation leading to a dry, fruity finish. Not my favorite brew, but drinkable. hopdog (12869) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a deep and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of raspberries, cherries, berries, candi sugar, bananas, and some chocolate. Tastes of raspberries, chocolate, some vanilla beans, and lighter fruitiness. Interesting.
j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Fruity and malty, cherries and malt. Sweet and fruity, toast, light malt. Sweet, tons of fruit, somewhat of a cough drop beer. Lightly toasty bitterness on the back end. DocLock (10841) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle from my Harrisburg Hookup. Pours hazy ruby with minimal off-khaki head. Nice ruby appearance. Nose is earthy yeasty brown sugar, red vinous fruit, a bit like the Mad Elf nose. Tastes of raspberry, cacao, earthy funky spicy malt, vanilla, and a smooth, slightly sweet finish. Very complex and a very unique style. The raspberry and cacao meld well as it warms to give a psuedo-German chocolate cakey kind of undercurrent. tgncc (3136) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle at max’s tasting. The aroma is fruity, berries, yeasty. The flavor is the exact same. The appearance is a reddish/brown, thin white head. The finish is peppey, slight pine hops. Decent. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 12oz bottle from Capone’s. Pours translucent reddish amber, topped with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is primarily sweet, with notes of raspberry, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Flavor begins with chocolate and raspberry then comes to the forefront. There are some banana esters towards the middle of the sip. Berries become more pronounced and stick around for a lengthy finish. Nice experiment, but a bit too sweet for me. blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours red with an off white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma, with an almost candy like sweetness. The flavor has candy sweet malty notes, some berry-like fruitiness, and light yeasty notes. Solid.