Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours out a hazy burnt orange shade with tonnes of head. Aroma is lightly smokey and particularly malty, with cranberry only playing a supporting role. At first this tastes quite pleasant, with the cranberry sharpness nicely smoothed out by the oak, but it became increasingly difficult to drink. The oak worked quite well but cranberries aren’t really my favourite fruit, so I probably shouldn’t have picked this up.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15th February 2010
Cloudy Indian Red beer with a thick and full tan head. Softish dry palate. Smoky malt, which is a surprise! Creamy malt too. Lots of cranberry, slightly sour and then oaky malt (no vanilla though). Finishes with more cranberry, slightly dry. Unusual!
teddybeer (2930) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Thanks to fonefan]. Hazy brown colour with a frothy tan head with an average duration. Aroma has sourness and vinegar traces with slightly hints of wood and fruits. Flavour is sour, with traces of red fruits where cramberryes are present. The final is slightly bittery. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from my Maudite glass. Thanks Phil! I LOVE controversial beers, and a raspberry, oak-aged, smoked beer strikes me as being reasonably controversial. Love it! Pours murky raspberry-bronze, with a very thick off-white head, with rather exceptional lacing. Nose is raspberry and smoke, some yeast, generic fruit, and peat also, but very much in the fruit-smoke realm. Flavours are bacony-smoke, with some raspberry. This kinda works, like when your blueberry syrup spills off your pancakes and onto your bacon at breakfast. At first you’re all "Fuck! I don’t want Fruit Bacon!" but then the bacon is sitting there in the oil, and the fruit and you’re thinking "it would be a shame to waste bacon". And then you finish your toast, and you’re left there watching your date/girlfriend/wife pick at her eggs, still kinda hungry, and you decide "Fuck it! Fruit bacon it is!" and this is that moment, distilled down into a beer. This is bacon, peat, and raspberry syrup, Together at Last!!! this is an unholy abomination of a beer. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell is ... Smoked, fruit, smoked, no.
Bad start... Taste is waaay smoked, but okay i am not into that. Why do i taste this after a love buzz, damn! An Orval will do the trick!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GRM (3423) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 50 cl, at L’autre oeil, savoured on December 16 2011; eye: dark brown with reddish reflections, opaque, no effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head; nose: blue cheese, horse, light fruity, light yeast, light woody, cider; mouth: blue cheese, horse, light fruity, light woody, light medicinal, cider, woody finale with presence of blue cheese, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: interesting
Bouteille brune, 50 cl, 8,2 %, meilleure avant 18 08 2014, bue à L’autre oeil, savourée le 16 décembre 2011; œil : brune foncée avec des reflets rougeâtres, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture du mousse beige; nez : fromage bleu, cheval, léger fruité, léger levure, léger boisé, cidre; bouche : fromage bleu, cheval, léger fruité, léger boisé, léger levure, léger médicinal, cidre, finale boisée avec présence de fromage bleu, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : intéressante
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding fruit beer! The colour is dark red, head is beige. The cranberry is very present here, there’s sweetness as well, but the sourness is a bit more pronounced. (tap@Schouskjelleren)
Eructoblaster (3476) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 500ml. Nice cloudy brown body with a thick beige foamy head. Strong, sharp, well balanced hoppy aroma with cranberries and malty hints. Its malty/hoppy taste carries cranberries, plummy notes and ends with a good sour finish. Enjoyable.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not very pretty, that cranberry bastard is of a murky brown tint, loaded with sediments and fizzy in nature, constantly nourishing the tall beige head that tops it. Surprising oak character in the nose is spicy, highly toasty and somehow smokey and leathery even. The cranberry aroma is there, adding a refreshing tang to an otherwise unrefined, kinda messy, all over the place ensemble, especially with the spicy phenols from the presumably Belgian yeast strain used. While it contains a fair bit of residual sugars, they are balanced out by the sharp, acidic big-bubbled carbonation and the fruit’s acidity. Despite the oak aging, little tannins blend in, leaving the dusty finish focusing on the fruit, hinting at cranberries, but also tartish, earthy apples with a dose of saltiness. Obviously, the oak and cranberry mix procures very unusual flavours. A very original creature that I had pleasure discovering, but not one I’d want to dig in too frequently.
Boutip (5351) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy reddish color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light sweet cranberry is quite dominant with lightly sweet undertones. Taste is a refreshing mix of cranberry with just the right amount of sweetness and light tart notes. Malt backbone if pretty solid though doesn’t play a huge role. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Interesting fruit beer with good drinkability factor while retaining some drinkability.