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Ale Of The Beholder - Dark Chocolate Raspberry (Exiled Series #2 Of 6) | Crooked Fence Brewing

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Ale Of The Beholder - Dark Chocolate Raspberry (Exiled Series #2 Of 6)Ale Of The Beholder - Dark Chocolate Raspberry (Exiled Series #2 Of 6)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing
Idaho, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#2 of 6 in the Exiled Series.

Had this at a tasting Saturday night and bought another bottle at the brewery on Sunday. Poured into my slim tulip... the brew is dark dark brown, but a little bit of ruby appears near the stem-end of my glass... light brown head doesn't stick around for too long, but decent lacing persists.

The nose delivers on both the chocolate and raspberry front.... Plenty of both. I would guess the base beer is a lighter flavored porter or even a brown ale. Most malt character is blown out (in a good way) by the flavors... maybe some malt sweetness helps bloom the chocolate and raspberry.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a lingering raspberry/chocolate cordial essence on the finish.

Body is a bit heavier than medium and helps the flavors carry on... carbonation maybe a touch light, but I believe that helps too.

3.5/4/4/4/4

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Photo of stevoj
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark and smoky, roast grains with a sweet aroma of berries. Hard to discern if it’s real juice or concentrate. Berries dominate the aroma, but taste has nice blend of the dark grains and fruit. Finish concentrates on the smoky malt. For a fruit beer, this is not light. Different.

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Photo of Douglas88
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Toby! Pours a deep dark brown color with a medium beige head. A nice nose of cocoa, berries and chocolate cake. The flavor is pretty much a porter base with raspberries, very natural flavors, big chocolate some coffee. Good. A tasty mix of the two flavors.

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Photo of Norfawkers
4.72/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours deep, dark brown with a slight foamy tan head

S: Decadent dark chocolate aroma with a hint of berry; other hints of truffle and slight maltiness

T: Roast chocolate; chocolate covered cherries

M: Smooth and balanced with a dry finish; long lasting flavors from the roasty malt

Overall: Classy dessert beer whose fruitiness is not too overpowering; perfect for a date (one who enjoys good beer that is)

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Ale Of The Beholder - Dark Chocolate Raspberry (Exiled Series #2 Of 6) from Crooked Fence Brewing
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