jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Hazy deep amber body. Frothy off-white head, slowly diminishing. Sweet aroma of raisin, cherry, caramel, alcohol with a backdrop of wood, brett and mustiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Dark fruit in the taste is overrun with bitterness and some medicinal notes and hot alcohol in the finish. Wood and peat notes with some grapefruit hoppiness in the background. This beer grew on me the more I drank it.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Monster rouge
Brewery: Terrapin Beer Company
Date: July 02, 2010
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of funkness, fruity tartness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity sweetness, just a hint of funk or tartness
Overall: needs time
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
kbutler1 (1372) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Had this one in the cellar for quite a while and finally had the chance to open it up. Poured into a NB tulip glass a slightly hazed dark copper color with a light tan head. The aroma is malty with orange, slight booze note as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a building level of citrus rind note. This is like a hoppy red with too much bitterness in the end. Laces nicely. Not a big fan of this one.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy cherry brownish red with a small raw almond tinted head.
cherries are in the aroma... but the rest is kinda meh... musty, caramel malt and some spice.
the flavor lacks any defining character as well... it’s not bad, just...eh....too much caramel malty sweetness, not sour, a little grassy, a little spice, a little cherry and some tannic-like/cherry skin dryness on the finish.
it feels too thick and doesn’t have enough carbonation. i don’t know what to make of it... confusing. 6/4/6/3/14
jjuf1853 (1251) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky clouded brown with a tan head. Very interesting aroma with some distinct hoppy rye notes. Flavor is quite nice with a good mix of sour, sweet and bitter. Good kick in the ass for the senses.
Beerman6686 (4946) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a semi murky red color with a beige head. Aroma was medium musty tart and caramel notes. Flavor was much the same, not much of what I was expecting a very strange and muddled beer.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-red, beige cover. Aroma is all oak and malt, caramel, toffee. Taste is oak, light tart finish. Odd.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged. Nice ruby/mahogany color. Solid tan head. Some oxidation, but expected. Some sour notes, overly ripe peaches, and strawberries, nice tartness.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with some slight red tints and a medium sized yellow/white head. Aroma is complex with notes of pineapples, barnyard musk, and oak. Flavor is mostly sweet with a sour and fascinating finish. Raisins, caramel, sour cherries, with a spicy finish. Medium bodied.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: deep murky mahogany with some plum designs. Bubbly khaki head, tight and splotchy. Broken patches of lace remains nice and puffy.
Nose: rhubarb and hop cones dried together. Overall rather mild; have to hunt for the aromas. Dry forest twigs. Powdered chocolate in the back. Plum and grape esters. Old dry leathery tannins. Opens up a smidge as warms up but not much. Black root and black strap molasses.
Palate: burnt roots. Toasty. Lingers with dry European truffles with chocolate powder in the back. Chocolate raisins. Sour? What sour? Nutty prune and plum pits in the middle. Raisin and date bread. Twigs, dirt, and cut fire logs. Black earth. Ashen burnt hops. Slowly grows an intriguing earthy complexity.
Final Thoughts: alright but not what I was expecting. Thin, weak, and definitely not anywhere near sour. Rather boring. If it wasn’t going to go sour, it should have focused more on the earthiness.