abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
What a great brew! Pours a ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is full of raspberry and chocolate. Taste is full of raspberry, with chocolate notes, chocolate is more apparent as it warms. Can definitely tell the yeast is the same strand as Mad Elf. Very balanced and goes down SMOOTH. Looking forward to opening my growler. DiarmaidBHK (5668) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a ruby red with a small head. Very tart and dry on the tongue but the more it warms up you get these nice chocolate flavor. Aroma is full of raspberry. I hope they put this in stores. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2011
it pours clear dark amber with a decent off white head on top. The aroma is raspberry and yeast that is crisp in the nose. The flavor is delicious, like a raspberry abbey dubbel. The raspberry flavors start out blended with malts, then the raspberry sticks around on the palate while the body calms down to a light-bodied and refreshing ale with notes of the yeast and slight vanilla. There aren’t notes of the cacao at this point unfortunately, but really enjoyed overall. 50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle. Garnett in color. Interesting dubbel with raspberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavors.. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
12oz bottle pours a brilliantly clear deep ruby amber with 20 second tan head. The aroma is full with esters such as sweet cherries, raspberries and sugar sweetened cranberries. I get a touch of maybe malt in the background. The flavor delivers ripe red apple, ripe cherries and a moderate level of tart raspberries all rolling slowly into brief moments of almost candy like rauch malts. Cool! Some rauch? Into the finish it picks up a mild chalky yeasty sense as well as dry roasted malts to go along with everything else. Interesting brew.
blipp (9590) - 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. DocLock (10970) - 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. murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle from the Troeg’s Brewery. Pours clear ruby/brown with a bit of tan head that doesn’t stick around very long. The aroma is very complex, starting off with a strong raspberry presence along with some belgian yeast and banana notes, but there is also a kind of woody aroma that is hard to pin down. The taste starts out somewhat nutty with a faint sweetness then moves to a bit of a light sour/tart raspberry note and finishes with a hint of chocolate. Medium to light bodied. Not sure how much I really like it, but very unique, complex, and fun to drink and think about. adrian910ss (2591) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 17, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby amber color with a small fizzy tan head. Aroma of faint raspberries, light cacao and hints of malt. Taste of faint watery raspberries, malt and grains. bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from michael-pollack. Bottling No. "Belgian Brown". Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy light beige head. Fairly strong aroma of raspberries. Med+ body. Flavor is raspberry followed by chocolate. And it stays that way. Slightly sour, slightly sweet, very raspberry and chocolate.