JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from a BA trade - thanks, Miller! Murky amber/brown pour, almost no carbonation to the beer, with what looked a bit like an oily scrim on the surface. Wet oak, old berry, and a slight vegetal note in the aroma, not so appealing. Flat, mildly acetic, a bit of a chore in places. Flavors were pretty dismal in places too, with loads of vinegar, odd thrown elbows from strong malts, rotted fruit, and more wet wood. Swing and a miss.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Glad I got to try this one.
Brown in color with some tart cherry notes initially coming through in the aroma. The flavor begins similar to a classic brown ale with some light toffee and nut notes. However, there is also some tart cherry notes, but they are fairly faint. There is also a hint of funk and some light cocoa from the base beer. Not very sour, but I believe the sourness that is there adds to the base beer and makes this a unique drink.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber brew with some off-white head. Nose of berries, oak, tart and sour. Flavor is muted, just not a lot going on. Ripe berries and other dark fruits.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown. Smells of funk. The mouthfeel is very flat and lacking in carbonation. Nice fruity notes with vinegary sourness.
onceblind (6674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Falling Rock, GABF 2012. Black hued with a thin off white head. Smelled no-good, with an aroma like mop water and sour-barrel dark malts. Flavor was thankfully better with some bretty and bacterial funky barrel dark earthy toffee, earthy dark malts, and a clean bretty raisin/oak tones on the finish.
nimbleprop (6996) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz on tap at Falling Rock. Pours a translucent mahogany amber with zero head. Aromas of sawdust, wood chips, grass, collard greens, onion patch, pencil eraser. Tart flavor, grass, herbs, tarragon, medicinal, treated wood. Medium bodied, tart finish. Pretty nice but the wood character is very non-traditional. More of an American take on a wild ale.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Chris- thanks again! Pours a cloudy amber-hued brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, cherries, plums, earth, and brown sugar. Funky, tart, and sweet. Same with the flavor but without as much tartness. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, dry mouthfeel. Solid oud bruin.
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color with fleeting foam. Bretty lemon, cherry, dry wood aromas. medium body. Dry wood, caramel, chocolate, tart fruit flavors--good
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown with some ruby highlights and a large khaki head. Mouth watering aroma with plenty of cherries. Seems like it may be pretty tart, but alas it wasn’t. Taste was sweeter with some cherry pie, kool whip, and coconut. Pretty good, but not the tart character I was expecting. Slight dryness towards the finish. This may be a bit thin, but it is still a solid beer.
Atom (2070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of brett, caramel, berries, sweet and tart. Taste starts sweet, with sour brett, dark malts, caramel, alcohol, cherry, finishing with a whip cream coconut. Interesting.