What makes Fort so delicious then? Anybody ever messed with a super fruit beer like fort? How do they make it so good? I had a four year old bottle of it that was fabulous, and even a one year old bottle was outstanding.
I LOVE that beer - Sam Calagione is a magician with fruit.
I think raspberries play nicely with big, bold beers (when you design them with their sugar addition in mind). Their acidity and bright flavor give contrast to the boozy, rich, cloying qualities of barleywines and big stouts. Its like the fresh raspberry sauce on top of a double-chocolate cheesecake (a dish that begs for FORT, not PORT).