gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is raspberry, alcohol, malt, yeast, wine. Flavour is raspberry, alcohol, malt, yeast, wine, fruit. Full body. Nice beer.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting stuff. My first pour out of the bottle was quite ugly. Let it warm up for the second pour and it made a fantastically huge off white thick foamy head and was a much prettier garnet color. Aroma is straight raspberry and de proef weirdo funk and a decent amount of alcohol. Pretty sweet beer and absolutely loaded with raspberries, maybe some brett sourness but it’s hard to tell if it might just be the tartness of the raspberries, maybe something just slightly lactic, again really hard to decipher, but tasty, actually now that I take another wiff there is definitely some ethyl acetate going on, monks brew is a nice base for this, lightly grassy and slick with plenty of sugary sweetness although the mouthfeel isn’t too goopy making it fairly drinkable. Quite unique and the raspberries meld with the sourness wonderfully.
baraciisch (1266) - USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber brownish in color... Strong aroma of raspberries and oak barrels... Flavor is sour raspberries upfront with nice malty backbone... Oak and acidity on the palate... Delicious
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hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Bottle... Murky dark-brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, latte head. Great retention. The nose offers a malty, fruity and acidic medley of raspberry, milk chocolate, red wine, burnt caramel and lactic sourness. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty, sour and fruity with heaps of red raspberries. Finishes tart, fruity and vinous. Pulls up just a touch shy of being world class. Bottle courtesy of growler!
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany / dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is full of raspberries, which drown out any other characteristics - no apparency of the wine barrels or any of the quad qualities. Flavour, however, brings out the wine barrels more so, especially the red wine, with a bit of dry white wine, transitioning then to the raspberries, which is how the palate finishes off. Not reminiscent of the base beer at all or any quad-like characteristics. Good carbonation on this version, whereas the bourbon version is too much so. Decent stuff, but a bit too berry fruity for me for what this is supposed to be.
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, CHILE - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma de toffee. Color café. Sabor de vino y toffee con mucha frambuesa. No estoy convencido que la frambuesa va bien con el toffee.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown pour. Aroma of raspberries, red wine, oak, raisins, toffee. Flavor is sweet up front then a tart vinous note hits. Raspberry, oaky finish
deekyn (852) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-syrup red brown with frothy red head. Solid lacing. S-aggressive raspberries and wine/port compete up front with apples, booze, basalmic, raspberry syrup/compote and astringent take up the slack on the end. M-sticky and syrupy in the mouth. Full bodied with hard edges and transitions. T-booze and raspberry up front. Bitter wine and brown sugar make up the middle. Some apples, orange concentrate, trashy popsicles and balsamic vinegar fill in the gaps with a lingering sticky end.
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Nisse666 (3542) - 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 (1600) - 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