magsinva (904) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brusin Ales - pours a muddy brown with no head. Aroma has some understated tart raspberries. Solid, but a bit subdued, might be because I aged it for a year?
DiarmaidBHK (3583) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours brown with a thin brown head. Big booze notes on the nose with some tartness as well as some raspberry as well. A touch tart on the tongue which is nice with a touch of wordiness. Not bad.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy, muddy brown with a small, off-white head.
Scent is chocolate/ raspberry...wood.
Taste is tart..berry, wine barrel, creamy light chocolate.
Ktwse (2254) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown with low light tan head. Aroma of raspberries, redcurrant, light bretta. Taste is light raspberry sour, with balancing barrel sweetness. Light to medium, creamy body with average carbonation.
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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 (4254) - 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 (1965) - 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 (192) - - 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 (7982) - 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.