antonstoop (329) - - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. A brown beer with a average white head. Nose is like raspberry cocoa ice cream smothered in red wine. It is a medium bodied beer, with a string carbonation. Flavors are vinous, semi-wooded, with berries, dark chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, light bitter and light sour from the berries. Overall a nice twist on the monk, but no wonderfull combination.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Red wine, raspberry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet-tart raspberry, light dry red wine and dark chocolate malt flavor. Body on the light side. Unique - quite tasty. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared with SuBarbare - Color: deep brown beer with purple reflexion, small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: raspberries, malt, some sour notes. Taste: nice sweet and sour balance, with good malt equilibrium and raspberry, strawberry and red fruits notes. Aftertaste: cherry and raspberry, really drinkable. As a barrel beer is not so strong! GenDV138 (7699) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From notes, consumed on 6/9/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with almost 2 fingers of off-white head. Yeast sediment floating throughout. Head fades slowly with good retention and lacing. Aromas of raspberries, red and white wine, dark and tart fruit, light chocolate, yeast. Tasting notes of big raspberries, milk chocolate, red and white wine, yeast, funk. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Cap released with a big hiss and the immediate aroma of raspberries filled the room. Pours a very dark, brownish beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Aroma of raspberries, vineous characters and loads of fruity, almost lambic-like characters. Flavor is quite sour, stringent and fruity. The wine and raspberries make this a very complex, interesting beer with many layers. First, you’re hit by only sour, acidic components. During the drinking experience, you’ll find sweeter caramel malty notes, barrel characters and the brew get more balanced. The finish is long, acidic and very vineous, vinegar like. Not so much carbonation detected. What a difference it makes with the regular, bourbon BA version. Amazing beer!
andrepintado (3663) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JAN 27, 2014
375ml bottle bought at 2d2dspuma online store. Probably the most expensive bottle I have every bought (around 12€) but I’m enjoying this quite a lot. Color is black with touches of rose red. Head is beige and medium thin. Body is thin to medium and carbonation is quite present like in a fruity beer. Taste is medium sour, light bitter and light to medium sweet. This is interesting. Aroma is a lot of mushrooms (a lot!!), wine, raspberry, brett, apple. This is an interesting brew and an interesting experience. Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
I’ve been aging this for about a year and a half. Loved it originally, and tonight decided to see how it’s 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. It’s just so good. Hard to compare from a fleeting moment years ago, but I’d say this is aging extremely well. Will try again in 6 months or a year. alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared by the group in Sept.2012. Pours a deep amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have bright raspberry character, lesser vinous notes, caramel, tartness, some funk, wood and some yeast. Dry mid palate to the finish. I thought everything came together pretty well. poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12.7 oz green bottle. Found this on the discount shelf at my local beer shop. Not sure how old it is, but it’s been at Enoteca for 15 months or so. Aroma is pungent, astringent, boozy, chocolate, raspberries, oak; stings the nostrils. This smells like some heavy shit. Pours muddy opaque brown with a fast collapsing beige head. Taste is a nice improvement compared to the over the top nose. It’s astringent, but the pure raspberry flavor is a real delight. It’s actually really tart--wasn’t expecting that. The base beer may have started out as a quad, but this bears little resemblance to any kind of quad I’ve ever had. It’s like a framboise crossed with an imperial chocolate stout or something. Tastes like raspberries covered in a boozy chocolate sauce. You know what? Fuck my initial impression of the aroma (score of 6). This is growing on me. Upping it...More thoughts: after sitting awhile, the base beer does come through. It’s like a really jammy, plummy, chocolaty quad crossed with a framboise. My initial imperial chocolate stout impression was incorrect. Fascinating and complex. efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle poured into snifter. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Aromas of fruit and mustiness. Tastes of fruit raspberries up front with lingering tartness.