The beer was a mild brown color and poured with a small amount of head that dissipated quickly. It's kind of funny having this raspberry ale after the Great Divide one. The Great Divide had a huge raspberry smell with a tiny raspberry taste while this one had a faint raspberry smell but tasted strongly of raspberries. In the end, I prefer the Dark Horse because the beer was more flavorful than the Great Divide. The raspberry flavor tasted very natural, blended with the beer really well, and all the flavors were very complimentary. For people who don't like bitter beers, this would be perfect as there wasn't a trace of hop flavor in it, just sweet malts. Very good beer.