BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jess’ cosy inn.]
A very complex sour ale already in the aroma with the notes of ports, sourness, wood, leather, soursweet chocolate, vinegar and old rotten soil. A true weapon for anything. Flavor is not for the faintharted with similar notes in a combination with a fullbodied oakaged berry brew. Better taste it again.
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a red glow. It has no head at all! Distinct aroma of oak, acetic acid, berries, cola, red wine and walk in the summer after a heavy shower. It’s sour, no carbonation, dry, earthy, woody and a little watery.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful red mahogany color and a small but good head. The aroma is vinous with notes of caramel and raisin. The flavour is very complex; it’s vinous med notes of caramel, citrus, plum, raisin, chocolate, berries, basement - and it’s truly nice! 1944
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brownish with golden copper hue and nearly no head.. Fresh fruit, chessnut, malty, earthy, grassy and grapefruit. Nice acidity and good strong body.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, slightly hazy with a big, off-white head that dissipates quickly. A huge aroma ... hints of sour and perfume inviting the adventurous ... nutty, fruity overtones with hints of wood-aged sours balancing the deeply complex sweetnesses one discovers as this one warms up. Full, round, soft body that lingers wonderfully for a few seconds and is gone. This was a wonderful surprise.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish, deep brown body with quickly fading head. Slow going carbonation. A vital, penetrating aroma, nuanced with perfumey notions. Expressive esters bring a plethora of fruits, while spicy developments are drowned in the beefy chocolate scents. Those original, idiosyncratic flavours are translated in mouth to form a shining example of a beer that evolves during the same sip. From the initial fruity, vinous, berry-like profile, it quickly steps into deeper malt territories, feeding the drinker’s soul with potent chocolate splashes. Its heavy sweetness is thankfully accompanied by the fitting full and rounded body (despite barrel-aging) that forces one to maintain a respectful, slow drinking pace. Moreover, that sweetness drinks into the woody acidity to find an equilibrium that avoids any cloying territory. Yep, can only echo Martin’s comments. This is to Flemish Sours what Pannepot is to beefy dark belgian strong ales. How the experiments must have been pointy and masterfully handled to come up with something like that, both inspired by the tradition and evolving further is a testament to the brewers’ art and however much we praise them, I can only imagine how the fun and discoveries they’ve made on their way to this Earthmonk must remain their grandest reward.
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber of color, no head. A very strange aroma currant, earth(monk), cola and cinnamon. In taste currants and other black beeries. I would love to taste this one more time, at least.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, cheers Carlo! This was some beer. Poors a menacing deep brown colour. Not much in the way of carbonation. Aroma is sour, woody, with some vinous notes, like a good merlot or perhaps a slightly wild pinot noir. Cherry notes also spotted. Mouthfeel is quite phenominal. Lots of juicy acidity, mixed with subtle oak and vinous qualities. Its rich, and full bodied, but not over the top at all. Unbelievably well balanced. Great beer.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 bottle. extreemly dark red color. no head. deep taste of berrys. very sweet. tiny sourness. not my bag, baby.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with almost no head. WOW! Fruity with notes of balsamico, vinegar, currant, cirtus, cinnamon and Theis’ bike glue. Great complexity and a very good balance between sweet and sour.