stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ BrewDog Edinburgh, 200612
Dark brown, thin tan ring around glass, hint of lacing
Aroma - Fruity sour, some alcohol, rather tart, dark fruity malts, no hops
Taste - Red fruits, bretty, sour lambicy notes but not too much, sweet dark malts, red wine, dark fruits, good if a bit muddled - I prefer the normal Monk’s Elixir to this
Palate - soft carb, full rich body. Finish as main flavour, sour, dab of acetic acid.
Overall - Interesting, rather good, but I prefer this with no brett....as a Quadrupel this one is no way among the best
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tap at brewdog. Near black with tan head. Aroma has funky sherbet Brett up front, then some chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste has Brett, sweet brown sugar, molasses, hint of licorice, hint of chocolate. Sickly sweet with a sour finish. This doesn’t work for me, I found it quite unpleasant
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Deep reddish black, thin off-white head. Interesting and strange nose - overripe cherries, balsamic vinegar, hint of manure, tart raspberry, green apples. Nice soft sweetness up front, hint of caramel, raspberry, dry white wine acidity, grassy woody brett, soft tartness. Nice and complex.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Botella. Dark red brown, hazy like. Strange sweet and malty sour... close to too strange.. bad aroma of brett or bad gass .....Sweet malty brett sour unpleasant flavour.....
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brown body with a medium light beige frothy head. Nose is complex and quite nice: tart, berry-like brett tones, lemon, wood, red wine, vanilla, white pepper, grapes and dark malts. Taste is herbal sugary tones, sweet malts, red wine and hints of vanilla. Mildly bubbling carbonation, undoubtly subdued from the barrel aging. The whole thing doesn’t seem to agree with me: where is this thing going? What does it want from me? It’s not quite sour, nor too sweet, yet it seems to be wanting to go in each of those directions. The brett character somehow manages to blend in with the red wine, but the barrel character is overshadowed by the sweet malty tones from the Belgian strong ale. All in all, this is too much of a wild fandango in my mouth and I really feel a bit more structure would be good. Very interesting though, and highly original: this is a beer you don’t taste too often - I don’t care how much of a blase ticker you are. :-)
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle, from Erzbierschof.
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a beige head.
Smells of Brett, balsamic vinegar, some feet, and a hint of wood beneath.
Tastes intriguing and exquisite; cherries, vanilla, caramel, cream. A heavy sweetness, part caramel and part fruit, with a creamy soft texture, with just a hint of tartness to make it real. This is wonderful!
omhper (23008) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at tasting at _angst_. Hazy mahogany colour, coarse head. Aroma of figs and cobwebs. Full bodied and rather sweet. Some jelly, slight vinegar and citrus. Warming caramel with mild tartnening acidity and notes of black currant. Mid bitter finish.
_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and intense with figs, cherries, brown sugar, orange peal, grapes, wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly acidic with raisins, figs, dates, cherries, burnt sugar and alcohol. there are also hints of farmyard and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sticky sweet. Finish is sweet, tart and fruity with dark fruits and brown sugar.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 375 ml at the epic sour beer tasting at _angst_ place, on February 11, 2012
Brought by tkrjukoff, thanks!
BB 30/01/21 (bottled 10 years before), marked at 10.5% ABV. 5 months on red wine barrels.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, plums, raissin, figs, dates, sugary, spicy, alcohol scent. Sugary, raissin, alcohol, smoke, licorice taste. Medium thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark murky mahogany with a rich beige head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity, grapes, spicy, yeasty, sour. Flavor is sweet, sour, oak, fidges, yeasty, brown sugar, phenolic, slightly smokey and bitter. Finishes sweet Sour bitter.