Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2017 brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark auburn brown with a good head. Intense aroma of raspberry extract. The intensity of the raspberry was overpowering though I did pick up enough impy stout characteristics to not bash it all together. I am sure it is a fine base beer but the raspberry extract was too much for me.
Bottle sample courtesy of Kerry, thank you sir! Dark brown color beige head. Fruity coffee aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate covered raspberry bonbons. Voodoo (715) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 Pours a deep dark brown with a slight red tinged head which is gone in a flash......aroma of booze, fruit, fig.....taste is woody, booze, raspberry tartness. It's 5 degrees out, this is perfect. meshleman (30) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Light aroma of berries and malt. Pours dark with nice head. Subtle raspberry taste and finish. No alcohol-ish taste for abv. Overall a great beer. Too good to have been retired. blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours near black with a thin head. Roasted malts, light fruity raspberry, medium sweetness, and a hint of chocolate. I liked this must more than I expected I would. italianjohn (3310) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Had two older vintages one with the label shown and one older with a pink label .... Black pour Tan head great looking beer ... aroma is very prominently raspberry with dark chocolate and light roast .... taste is a bit oxidized fruity, light raspberry with some roastedness and dark chocolate .. medium bodied ... abv hidden well ... aroma and appearance stood the test of time the flavor not so much ... finishes dry and lightly fruity/roasted
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/29/09. Pours a very thick black with a small tan head on top. No retention and no lacing at all. Smells of dark chocolate, raspberries, strawberry, and dairy sweetness.
Mouthfeel is decent. Some crisp carbonation, but overall pretty smooth. Flavor is full of fruity chocolate. The raspberry is there, but it’s not in your face. Hints of the fruit come through, but it is mostly cocoa and milky sweetness in this one. Decent. I liked this. Recommend. bierkitty (183) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
The last bottle from ’05 or ’06 saved for Birthday week...Rich and dark, initially with a bit of licorice and Robitussin flavor but as it warmed and breathed the Raspberry still came through nicely. Quite warming. I miss this beer. sniff MPA (1040) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Raspberries, ripe fruit in both aroma and flavour. All that was readable... zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2010
an old vintage of this shared by Jay and Half Time. Thanks! Awesome balance between dark roast and light fruity flavors. I like fruit stouts, and raspberry is a hard one to get right. Nice balance, and complexity. Metalchopz (3673) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Yes, I am a fan of fruit beers. This one poured a very dark red colour (opaque black when trying to see through), with a deep tanned head. Aromas were of raspberries (of course) with hints of chocolate, and a creamy nose. Oh yeah ! Tasted very good. Raspberries mixed with coffee. Very well-balanced, and very smooth with a mild bitter/sour aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel. This brew is awesome, just heavy on the alcohol - meaning you can’t drink to many of these in a day. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow !