MunBro (110) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a tan head. Aroma of wine, oak, fruits and funk. Tastes basically the same, the pinot noir barrels are a huge influence on the flavor here. Very odd fruit taste with a lot of sourness and tart cherry notes. Tastes almost like a kriek but with more wine notes. Pretty good!
Reimer96 (1016) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy medium brown with a nice frothy brown lacey head. Aroma of oaky funk, barnyard, caramel, brett, dark dried fruits and red wine. Taste is oak, funk, barnyard, light sour puckering cherries and a nice light boozy warming while being super dry like it’s wine counterpart. Love what 8 wired did with this one... Complex and smooth and very easy to drink.
andrewturba (891) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a large tan head that slowly settles but not without leaving some lace up the glass. Aroma is funky oak, brettanomyces, fruity, cherries, plums, and mild red wine notes. Flavour is funky oak, brettanomyces, rich maltiness, mild alcohol warming, dark fruity esters, cherries, plums, and some red wine notes. I’m a big fan of this more and more as I drink it!
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London for my farewell drinks. Thanks to Paul for this hard to get 8 Wired. Pours murky amber with a small, sticky beige head. Nose is slightly acidic with massive berry focus on it. The barrels come through in a big way. Dark and tarty berries - black cherry, plum, quite earthy and a hint of sherbert. The barrel is almost too much but it makes this very unique. Taste is huge on the barrel emphasis with massive tarty cherries, tangy blueberry skin, woodiness and chocolate cake. Big pinot like finish makes it odd but it works. The brett never overpowers and sits nicely in the background. A cracker of a beer
Theydon_Bois (6468) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - big thanks to Paulo for this Kiwi Whale, 20/02/14.
Murky dark amber with a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is tangy dark fruits, bitter orange, apricot jam, earthy, light brett, toffee, lightly musty BA booze effect.
Taste comprises orange marmalade, nutty twang, caramelised sugars, wine BA effect, musty wood, bitter orange, funky.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, sweet tangy close.
Nice stuff, fair complex offering, lots going down !
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London to say goodbye to Josh. Thanks to Paul for this one. Pours hazy, golden-brown with a mild, tan cream head. Some floaties. The nose has lightly tangy, ripe fruits, berries, a bit of wood, hints of caramel. Medium sweet flavor, plenty of woody dryness, light earth, dried and lightly leathery fruits, dates. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with dry wood, light grass, toasted pine, more leathery and lightly tart fruits, berries. Lingering wood. Quite tannic. Not bad.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to myself to celebrate kicking Josh out of the country. It pours deep mahogany brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, musty, funk, vinous, jammy berry, wood and must. The taste is earthy brett, jammy fruits, blueberry, juniper, grape skin, light spice, sherbet edge, warming alcohol and wood with a long, woody finish. Medium-full and moderate carbonation. Interesting and good depth to it. Nice work.
Yorker (963) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home (WARNING: explosive gusher. Open in the sink with a glass ready). Pours dark amber/brown with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are vinous, yeast, a little sourness, dried fruits, and a little funk - with a tart finish. ABV is well hidden
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody raisin and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty woody dark fruit flavor with funky hints. Has a fruity malty spicy woody funky dark fruit finish.
fitwitchik (130) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the bottle into a snifter brown with a cream head that quickly dropped to a slight lace on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of deep cherry fruit with a touch of funk in the background.
Taste is earthy slightly bitter with dark fruits.
Overall the balance is well done & the flavor is immense.