markextrae (1902) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared 375cl bottle, poured a murky dark amber brown colour with a tanned head, notes of sweet caramel malts, tart red fruits, red grapes, oak, earth, spice yeast notes, vineous notes, slight tart acid finish. not the best monk’s version
ej (927) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma is wood and brett. Grapes, sweet malts and dried fruits. Taste is lightly sweet and moderate sour. Semi-dry, medium body and co2.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The bottom of which pours to a disgustingly murky deep brown body. The regular pour looks like a nice quad. Funky brett and red wine infused quad. The taste is red wine and funky quad with lots of caramel and deep yeasts. Creamy velvety body with a very well hidden alcohol.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Bill for sharing.
Dark brown pour whispy small tan head avg lacing. Lots of dry wood notes a good amount of funky leather some red wine under that some sweet caramel malts. Avg palate. First taste an odd mix of sweet caramel and a super dry finish aftertaste of dry oak. Some light leather. Really smooth and well blended the alcohol is basically invisible. Good stuff.
alkolas510 (823) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mörkbrun med stort ljust skum! Massor med rödvin ganska söt och dessertvin i både doft och smak! Bra kolsyrad och riktigt grym öl! Tappad på flaska 26/1 2011 och bäst före 2021 dracks ca 3 år efter flask datum
Theydon_Bois (12152) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Fling, thanks to the Flamin’ hoon himself, 20/02/14.
Hazed dark amber with moderate beige spotting/edgework.
Nose is dark fruits, light spice, red wine woody tannin twang.
Taste comprises tarte red grapes, light booze, caramel, pinch of spice, tinged with woody red wine notes.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi sry close.
Solid stuff, plenty of depth.
maneliquor (3412) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Picked this one up at Kris Wines I think. Pours clearish mahogany with a small beige head. Nose is plenty of ripe berries with some tartiness as you’d expect, slightly acidic, grapefruit, zesty and milk chocolate. Lots going on but balanced decently. Taste is like a sour Pinot Noir. Think black cherries, tarty blueberry, dusty chocolate, raisins and some bretty tang. A nice red wine finish with some coconut and spice in there. A lot happening but works quite well. Solid drop
Leighton (13592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for Josh’s farewell tasting. Thanks to Josh himself for this one. Pours hazy brown with a creamy beige head. Lots of lightly tart fruits in the nose, berries, wood. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of woody alcohol, bread, mildly tart fruits, ripe citrus, faint toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lingering tart fruits, mild acidity, slight caramel. Nice.
andrepintado (1836) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from 2d2dspuma online store. Color is dark brown with vanishing head. Body is spiky and carbonation is mediumly soft. Taste is medium to high bitter and medium sour. Also some sweetness. Aroma is red fruits, wood, brett, malt, some sugar, some alcohol, mushrooms. Nice experiment!
Temptation (255) - - JAN 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I like beer, not wine nor cider. When I buy a beer, I expect a beer, not wine nor cider. This stuff is a good example of how to spoil a beer: from the excellent Monk’s Elixir to this extravaganza. An acid quadruple??? My God, What’s this? A quadruple that tastes to red wine? Is there a red wine that tastes like a quadruple? Didn’t like at all.