robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2012JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Nice brown head with plenty of lacing. Black color. The aroma is not very strong. There are hints of chocolate. The taste is slightly bitter. Body is light and fluffy. There is a hint of raspberries on the finish, but it’s barely there for me. Overall a nice brew.
Dark brown, with hints of orange when held to the light. color with a moderately sized tan head. Caramel to toasted malt scents. Some light fruit, but not really any raspberry detected. Sweeter start, leading to some roasted malt. Ashy middle. Bit of a burn in the back of the throat. Raspberries come out in the finish and linger along with more roasted malt and dark chocolate. 3/12
thb (829) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2017
2013 edition. Pours deep red - decidedly not black for an RIS. Good head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberry, molasses. Taste is similar. The raspberry really stands out, and is quite pleasant. Lots of chocolate in the finish, too. Doesn’t have the overwhelming sensory blast of a typical RIS, but I’m happy about that, it lets the raspberry stand out. Glad I drank it. vandc01 (405) - North Branch, USA - DEC 24, 2016
2012 bottle. Kinda disappointed - thought it would taste better after aging it for so long.
Still plenty of raspberry tartness nilsas (4054) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2016Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of raspberry fruityness in there. Taste is very sweet and medium bitter with a nice subtle raspberry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the November THT at deanso’s place. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of chocolate, raspberries, cocoa, roasted malts and some perfumey components. Nice, but the flavor feels a bit artificial. sjogro (3953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle at "This is not really deanso’s last THT"-tasting. Big deep roasted malts and some fruity notes. Medium body soft carbonation. Benzai (15452) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Benzai’s final THT although MrHangover thinks it’s something else. Brownish color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, malt bitter, dark malt, very bitter, some raspberry. Ok. deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared at Novembers Tht.
Thin ring off white head. Clear black pour. Raspberry. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of big raspberry, roast, dark chocolate, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.