Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ÖÖWF cons 2012-11-16 Örebro
Not. The european variant is call Monks Elixir etc, I checked with the swedish general agent, thx Marc!
AR: fruity, raspberry pure - ooo fantastic aroma
AP: brownish body, wee beige head
F: sour raspberries juice, wee tartness, wee grainy, some fruit cores/seeds of some sort giving it à bit bitter touch!
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ølkonsortiet Aalborg enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Smells of raspberries, wine malts and yeast esters. The raspberries is quite dominant. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, also a moderate sour taste of raspberries and wine, some dark fruits and malts. Moderate bitter finish. Wow, what a cool brew. I was sceptical about the raspberries added, but this beer is actually a very good idea that also works in real life. Love the acids in the flavors, the base beer really suits these aditatives together with the barrel aging. It’s just splendid
keanex (1226) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
No bottling information.
A: The body is a hazy opaque dark brown with a thin and dense tan head with hints of pink in it, poor retention.
S: This is a very interesting and intense aroma, lots of sweet red wine aromas with heavy sweet raspberry, with light amounts of chocolate and brown sugar in the background. This smells very interesting, but very good.
T: Well this is very unexpected. There is a strong red wine flavor up front with heavy tart raspberries that hit hard on the mid-taste becoming slightly sour with a lightly sweet chocolate finish. The finish reminds me a little of champagne on the tongue.
M: Light to medium bodied, reminds me a bit of champagne.
O: This is very polarizing and I’m glad I’m splitting it with my girlfriend. This is a sipper by far.
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
A deeply murky reddish brown pours to the glass and obscures light almost completely. A two and a half finger head is a light mocha color and really sticks around.
Overwhelming. There’s a ton of "barnyard" here and it’s really hard to get past. There’s a strong vinous taste following this with almost no sweetness present. This scent is decent but it’s a bit too much.
Lots of wine like tartness up front followed extremely quickly by a strong dirt and hay flavor. The wild here is overwhelming all the other flavors. I still pick up some dark fruit flavors on the end but there’s no sign of raspberries here and I’m let down.
Thick and sticking.
A bit too strong on the wild notes and too hodgepodge for me to really enjoy. She’s a trainwreck.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.375 l bottle, dark reddish brown color. Strong sweet and acidic acidic raspberry . Strong sweet raspberry flavor with white wine and raisins. Lots of raspberry, not much else.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown bere with a tan head. Raspberries and rich malt flavor with caramel and light red wine. Raspberry and rich malt flavor with light tartness and light yeast. Medium bodied. Raspberries and rich malt linger with light cocoa, light tartness, and light red wine.
KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home .. It pours murky dark brown with a large fluffy tan/pink head.... The aroma is raspberries, sour, wine, grapes and some vanilla notes.... The flavor is grapes, sour, wine, raspberries, cherries and a small alcoholic bite.......
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Murky dark brown to red pour. Aroma is very fruity, some alcohol, grapes, tannine and a load of raspberries. Flavor is bitter fruity with more raspberries. Nice and quite strange brew..
dEnk (3370) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is intense red fruity winey grapy earthy raspberry madness. Very unique. Flavour is dry very fruity massive sourish bitter raspberry earthy madness. Somehow reminds me of a intense bitter and sour calippo.
stefannilssons (1266) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en riktigt rolig öl dessutom var den bättre än vad jag hade förväntat mig. Smaken bar inslag av hallon, syra och ’unkenhet’. Slutsats: kul och spännande öl.