VsXsV (1654) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of raspberries, acetone, wine, wood, dark fruit, bubblegum and toffee. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raspberries, toffee and wood. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but too many high alcohols.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a ton of juicy, ripe raspberry notes as well as some chocolate. The flavor is more of the same. The raspberries are prominent and complimented by chocolate and roasted malt. The alcohol is also present. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
#85 Mikkeller. 375 ml. bottle split with Kraddel. Not cheap. Very dark red fruits appearance, reddish melted ice-cream, solid head. Pure raspberries in the nose, overripe, fermenting into touch alcoholic, pure fermenting fruit, light caramel, chocolate, overripe dark fruits and dark strong red wine, very unique, quite wine decent wine touches. Sweat chocolate blended with overripe fermenting raspberries, ice-cream, strong red wine, red grapes, sweet, touch yoghurt, ice-cream, liqueur candy, sweet alcoholic, light wood, liqueur, very hard to describe, some near milk sour, dark overripe red cherries, wine bacteria, influence,… Full creamy. Very unique stuff.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not so blind tasting with 77 ships , thnx dude
Pours brown , small lightbrown foam
Smell is sugary,raspberry
Taste is very sharp raspberry , harsh taste , sugary , wine , dark , heavy , rather thick
Very unique !
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to mora 2000, coppery brown color with no head, great mix of raspberry cream pie filling, greek yogurt, woody vanilla, very nice
RichTheVillan (1648) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a slight purple tinge, off white head, fruity aroma, big malty raspberry flavour quite heavy carbonation gives a tingly mouthfeel OK
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(375ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of vinous, juniper, grass, dark fruit, glue, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, vinous, raisins, light brett, raspberry, and plastic.
CanIHave4Beers (2776) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with red tones... almost like a burgundy color... but not quite. The head is medium sized and sticks around for the long haul.
The aroma is big and sweet and weird. Loads of brown sugar, plums, molasses, rum, & oak. Rich smelling and certainly not like almost any beer aroma I’ve ever experienced. It’s lightly funky with some red wine but lots of dark fruit,
It’s hard to even do justice to the flavor of the beer, straight out of the cooler it was boozy, a touch too boozy... but with warmth that mellows, and what remains is a layerd complex beast of a beer that consistently gives one pause to think about everything going on. Brown sugar, rum, red wine, fig and plum are sort of all working together well while the raspberries provide a tartness and work playfully with the light funky and sour character of the beer. The oakiness is ever-present but not overpowering or even all that dominant. The beer is mildly sweet but well balanced. Things are just sort of working harmoniously here, and the beer is just so unique, complex, and yet so pleasing. One wishes to savor the bottle, but alas it goes too quickly.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Dark black with a touch of brown around the edges and a finger of frothy khaki-brown head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, plums, raisins, other dark fruits, raspberries, oak, red wine, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, candi sugars, some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, lots of raspberries, plums, raisins, dates, other dark fruits, oak, vanilla, red wine, some sourness and sour cherry, Belgian yeasts, clove, other spices, candi sugars, some booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, spicy, lightly sour, and warming finish.
D - Really nicely balanced Quad with a great mouthfeel. Raspberries and red wine add some great complexity.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy deep red/brown. Nose of raspberry purée, caramel, funky, light barrel, caramel. Taste of raspberry purée, caramel, light barrel, wet wood. Delicious linger.