martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours brown with beige head. Aroma is sweet and sour, raspberries. Flavor is sour, oak, raspberries,wine, and cellar. Alcohol is rather well covered. Overall: ok.
markducommun (881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark reddish-inflected mahogany, tan head that almost immediately disappeared. Oily look. Grape must, leather, molasses, deeply earthy, quite a bit of funk. More than moderately sour, sticky, oily sweetness. Heavier body, very little effervescence. Extremely long finish. Alcohol is reasonably muted. Very unique, grew on me throughout the course of the bottle. Very unbalanced.
Marduk (6166) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle @martjoobolut’s, thanks. Murky copper color. Medium size, pinky-brown head, stays. Milky, sharp raspberry, punch in the face of alcohol and sweet sugar in aroma. Sour raspberry, twiggy, acidic taste. Acidic mouthfeel. I have no idea what I’m drinking.
JDBaker11058 (1915) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: muddy dark brown, with a thick and creamy tan head that shrinks quickly to a thick collar and thin cap. Aroma: huge aroma that changes as it warms; starts full of treacle, toffee, molasses, raisins, plums, and prunes; then it moves into sour territory with prominent balsamic and white vinegar notes over raspberry and stone fruit. Finish: aggressively tart and sour up front, with strong, woody balsamic and raspberry notes; there’s an undertone of dark bitter chocolate and fruitcake long lasting tart and sour, drying with some rising woody notes. Notes: Wouldn’t say I loved it, but I’m so glad to have tried it. A complex and creative beer. Beerthday 2015.
FatPhil (13646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Ugh, what a mess in the aroma, there’s some raspberry, but it’s otherwise an sugary acidic mess. Taste not much better, sweet, sour, raspberry, lots of stuff totally not integrating with each other at all. But at least it’s not actually bad. This is prog-rock in the beer scene - sometimes it rocks, sometimes it sucks. This time, it sucks. The fruity berry sharpness is the best bit.
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown beer with a reddish tinge, small tan head. Nose is raspberry sweetness, chocolate and some roast. Flavor is raspberry tart and some white wine notes. Finishes with roasty notes plus milk chocolate, tartness, some wood and dry notes. Weird one.
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur rouge aux reflets bruns avec une tete respectable. Explosions de framboisr, bois, vineux. Tres interessante mais ce n’est pas une quadrupel plus un belgian strong ale!
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy light brown, red tint, with a small reviving light beige head, some particles, perhaps raspberry puréed chunks, minimal lacing. raspberries-plenty, other berries - borderline rotten, strong vinous character if not a tad overdone - lots of tannins; red grapes, olives - kalamatas; light sweetness - barley sugars; light citric/lactic acidity, very spicy too. average belgian carbonation - slightly foamy, medium body, very tannic and grassy-spicy finish. was anticipating a quad which seems far-fetched. anyhow, this is an interestingly unique boozy belgian strong ale with strong perfumey raspberry and winey flavors.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown and very cloudy with hints of garnet and a short-lived off white head. Aroma is oaky red wine, sharp red fruits with a hint of dark chocolate. Aroma is perfectly balanced with sweetness from the chocolate, sharpness from the raspberries, earthy oakiness from the wine barrels and a typically nourishing Belgian ABT base. One of the best Mikkellers I have tried which is high praise indeed.
BrettTaylor (737) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a brown with some red notes, thick head with soft pink color, almost like melted raspberry ice cream. Aroma - lots of raspberry with some chocolate underneath. Taste - definitely some raspberry, but lots of funk and medium low tartness. Mouthfeel is almost gritty.