Rammer (396) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous raspberry flavor, the taste of a wine barrel. A lot of raspberry, sour, sweet, very fragrant and delicious! On the quad is not very similar, but great
77ships (7640) - 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,Ö Full creamy. Very unique stuff.
Splitenz (368) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a fun experience this was. Met some nice people to talk beer with at Mikkeller Bar in Stockholm and bought this for all of us to try. I might be wrong (what with having been to Belgium and all) but I think this is my first raspberry flavored beer? Anyhow, it was a joy. I could really see myself becoming a brewer and then making this beer, just for me! I wonít go into all the flavours, itís too complicated for me, just want to say, gorgeous beer!
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @LinkŲping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma with loads of fresh raspberries, fruit acid, raspberry jam. Tastes of freshly picked and sugared mature raspberries, lovely. Finish is long and woody with wine- and raspberry notes.
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.
JorisPPattyn (9382) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, pale-ochre head with a pinkish sheen; nearly black beer with red reflections. Awesome explosing fruity-vinous aromas upon pouring, like old (fruit)wine of exceptional quality. It might not have many facets in terms of complexity, but itís both so integrated and overwhelming, that itís absolute top. Raspberries, wood, fruitish sourness, touches of (other) red fruit, chocolate, and finishing on again vinous, wine notes, displaying volatile, rare higher alcoholesters. Very titillating, Champenoise-like carbonation; fruit-filled with a litte acidthinning; resulting in about-medium bodied beer, very refreshing despite the alcohol. Mikkel (and Dirk, I suppose), this is yet another MeisterstŁck. Itís awe-inspiring.
ShelbyGrey (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
En botella.color medio oscuro medio rojizo, espuma beish .aromas a fruta roja madura, caramelo y barrica. Sabor complejo con notas a vino y madera con un toque muy sutil acido.una delicia para los sentidos!
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve been aging this for about a year and a half. Loved it originally, and tonight decided to see how itís holding up. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Aroma worried me a little, thought I picked up a little bandaid. After sipping it for a while the aroma seems much frutier and pleasant. Intense ripe raspberry flavor, more than I remember. A little barnyard tartness up front, then tons of rich, dark berry flavors, with just a little syrupy sweetness. Itís just so good. Hard to compare from a fleeting moment years ago, but Iíd say this is aging extremely well. Will try again in 6 months or a year.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Kick-you-in-the-head raspberry aroma. Tart raspberry and chocolate taste upfront with a tangy citrus and oak white wine finish with a lingering oakiness on the far back end. Thick sticky palate. Interesting brew.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - 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 Iíve ever experienced. Itís lightly funky with some red wine but lots of dark fruit,
Itís 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.