Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is raspberries, caramel, and chocolate. Appearance is murky brown with a thin tan head. Taste follows aroma but is a bit sour on the end. Medium body with low carbonation. Overall very good but a little heavy on the fruit.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown with an off white (cream) head. Smells like a million raspberry’s crushed up and reduced to the size of a glass. Its just so intense. Taste is all raspberry as well but is much more sour than i would have expected from the smell. Its nice but its almost off putting just how sour it is.
allmyvinyl (3163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours murky brown, no head. Massive raspberry aromas, chocolate and dark sugars. Taste brings a woody note, alongside lots more fruit and a finishing sourness. Very nice.
OldMrCrow (1810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Portland. Pours a dark brown with red highlights. Modest and short-lived head the color of bruised peaches.
The aroma is really out there, strong and inviting, offering raspberry chocolate truffle that recalls Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock, along with a pure raspberry intensity like raspberry sorbet. Brown sugar. Aged barleywine. Oak. Red wine cork.
Unfortunately what is tantalizing and curiosity-inviting in the aroma comes of as a muddle in the flavor. It is as if this one cannot decide what it wants to be. Somewhat more sour than expected from the aroma. Tannic dry red wine leads the raspberries, vanilla oak, chocolate showing up late to the party, not as much brown sugar character as expected. For once, a raspberry beer that I think would work better if somewhat more sweet than it is. Obviously an interested beer but no alchemy here; it’s a $15 experiment that didn’t really work out.
antonstoop (166) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A brown beer with a average white head. Nose is like raspberry cocoa ice cream smothered in red wine. It is a medium bodied beer, with a string carbonation. Flavors are vinous, semi-wooded, with berries, dark chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, light bitter and light sour from the berries. Overall a nice twist on the monk, but no wonderfull combination.
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shrubber85 (7555) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red wine, raspberry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet-tart raspberry, light dry red wine and dark chocolate malt flavor. Body on the light side. Unique - quite tasty.
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with SuBarbare - Color: deep brown beer with purple reflexion, small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: raspberries, malt, some sour notes. Taste: nice sweet and sour balance, with good malt equilibrium and raspberry, strawberry and red fruits notes. Aftertaste: cherry and raspberry, really drinkable. As a barrel beer is not so strong!
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 6/9/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with almost 2 fingers of off-white head. Yeast sediment floating throughout. Head fades slowly with good retention and lacing. Aromas of raspberries, red and white wine, dark and tart fruit, light chocolate, yeast. Tasting notes of big raspberries, milk chocolate, red and white wine, yeast, funk. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cap released with a big hiss and the immediate aroma of raspberries filled the room. Pours a very dark, brownish beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Aroma of raspberries, vineous characters and loads of fruity, almost lambic-like characters. Flavor is quite sour, stringent and fruity. The wine and raspberries make this a very complex, interesting beer with many layers. First, you’re hit by only sour, acidic components. During the drinking experience, you’ll find sweeter caramel malty notes, barrel characters and the brew get more balanced. The finish is long, acidic and very vineous, vinegar like. Not so much carbonation detected. What a difference it makes with the regular, bourbon BA version. Amazing beer!
andrepintado (1399) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle bought at 2d2dspuma online store. Probably the most expensive bottle I have every bought (around 12€) but I’m enjoying this quite a lot. Color is black with touches of rose red. Head is beige and medium thin. Body is thin to medium and carbonation is quite present like in a fruity beer. Taste is medium sour, light bitter and light to medium sweet. This is interesting. Aroma is a lot of mushrooms (a lot!!), wine, raspberry, brett, apple. This is an interesting brew and an interesting experience.