wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, big thanks to jackl for allowing me to finally taste this white whale. Pours cloudy dark red with an average off-white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is super intense sour raspberry with tons of signature 3F funk, and an intensity that almost reminds me of briny black olive. The flavor is not quite as sour as I expected with most of the sourness coming from the raspberry, but very funky and complex with some barrel treatment, and just a light hint of that olive up front. The body is medium with some light tannin, lively, nearly sparkling, carbonation, and a long complex raspberry, sour, and barrel treatment finish.
linusb (85) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice smell of the raspberry! Very still... Might be something wrong with the carbonation. Tar s excellent though! Love this!
wchesser (1396) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
’14 bottle. Murky slightly oxidized looking red. Massive raspberry jam nose, underlain by light wood. Full bodied, light carbonation. Raspberry jam, tart dried raspberry, light funk, lightly sweet balsamic. Delicious and luxurious.
Zymurgeist2 (1249) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of a stellar tasting lineup at K&L Wines in Redwood City. Big thanks to Jim for opening this one!! Whoa! Massive fruit and sour mixture on the aroma. Murkey red slush with minimal head...which was decidedly beautiful! Very low carbonation, flavor is tart and wonderful red fruit. Lingers forever. Wonderful.
krumbum (643) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Heavy tart raspberry juice. Still no head thick and cloudy red. Sour raspberry heaven. Tartness fades nicely.
rxeight (1796) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Huge thanks to Gator for opening this amazing bottle. Very jammy, lots of sugary raspberry, slight sour. Medium to low carbonation touch of funk. Bit underwhelmed by this, although it is fresh and could probably use a bit of time to sour up a bit.
koleminer20 (937) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. All I remember hearing was that a Tony brought this beauty. This, undoubtedly, gives the Cognac Dark Lord a run for best beer at the tasting. 2011 Vintage 750 mL bottle. The pour is a beautiful dark ruby with a small pink head that falls down to a thin ring. The aroma is awesome. There is a monstrous raspberry and a sharp tartness to go along with a nice lemony sourness. There is a little funk under the sourness, but it’s just great. The flavor is more unbelievable. The fruitiness is incredibly jammy and sour. Incredibly sour, with the fruits ringing in all the way through. It’s very acidic, but so smooth and easy to drink. The mouth feel is perfect. The carbonation is beautifully done to help it spread and coat the taste buds, and just linger in enjoyment. The aftertaste is all sour raspberry. Amazing liquid. I would love to try to get another bottle of this!
ElManana (982) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 Bottle shared with my dad, yay! Pours dark red, no head, some bubbles noticeable. Nose is raspberry heaven, some citrus, tart. Taste is fruity paradise, raspberries, my word this rocks.
Experiment_Ale (1083) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Mikkeller a at in SF with Taylor. Pours bright ruby rose red. Aroma is complex and beautiful soft raspberry juice. Taste is funky subtle sour medium acidity. Finish is long and nursing with raspberry and hint of cherry funk.
Also, Taylor thinks it taste like "apple cider vinegar," but "not completely."
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent. Big bretta grapefruit head with raspberry and sour mango hints. Pours ruby red. Tangy finish with custom 3 Fonteinen crackery bretta. Great balance. Bottle pour at Churchkey.
marcus (7311) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From an unnamed source. Pours murky red with a tiny pink head and a magnificent raspberry aroma. There is an intense raspberry flavor over a lovely geueze base. Fruity, funky, mellow, excellent!