Sarlacc83 (1342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared at RBSG. Big thanks!
A: Cloudy orange, thin white head.
N: Peach, apricot, lemon rind, grapefruit, peppercorn, melon, vinegar, and touch of the grape. Bit surprised by the overtures on this one, but very much enjoying it.
T: Very tart - good level of fruit here.
M: Light body, very sharp carbonation.
O: A bit exciting beer. However, it’s also a bit too sharp for my taste and loses a few points there.
hayduke (3698) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was the first of spectacular line of these beers in a amazing vertical lasting at the RBSG grand tasting in Portland, Oregon. This poured a hazy gold with a white head. Nose is full of various aromas and my notes say there was sour fruit, wood, and some other funk. Medium in body. Mouth feel makes your taste buds dance. The flavor is amazing with sour fruit, the wood, and that soft smooth funk. The finish is tart and lingers. This beer is so complex I am lost for words, and I am amazed how well it has aged. What a treat.
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle thanks to Jer. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a small white head. Nose is stone fruits oak barrel vanilla some grape notes and plenty tart funk. Taste is more of the oak barrel tartness and some fruity notes.
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting
Clear golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramel. Taste is tart and dark fruit
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very complex, with loads of oak, lots of funk, and tart stone fruits. Flavour is amazingly complex, with tart peaches, oak, wood, and some vinous notes. Low acidity and medium vinegariness. Elegant and highly complex. Wonderful stuff.
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Tart stone fruits, light acidity and grape. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Tart grape, lays of funk and nice acidity. Very nice.
douglas88 (7181) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A big sour woody fruity nose. The flavor is big sweet tropical fruit, woody, vanilla. Sharp cheese.
PartyFowle (592) - - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Peach fuzz-colored with mild haziness and just a hint of bubbles atop. Fruity aroma -- peach juice, orange, lilac, red apple. Mild earthy hops. I can’t stop going back to take more whiffs. The flavor blends acid and fruit, leaning toward acid. Unripe pear, white pepper, green apple skin, red apple pulp, white wine. A flash of white vinegar and dandelion at the finish. Medium, peppery carbonation with huge, enamel-ripping tartness. Medium-light body. Good flavor, though the tartness is a bit out of control. It covers up the depth of flavor a bit.
Dogbrick (9361) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a slightly murky reddish-amber color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with yeast, oak and malt notes. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, herbal yeast, red grapes and earthy malt. The finish is tart grape and oak. Good beer all around.
vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy ruby golden pour with white head. Nice red grape, wine, oak aromas. Nice wine, fruit and grape flavors with some oak and funky tones.