voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2007 bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, pepper and grassy dry hops. The next wave is a more mature vanilla, yeast, stonefruit, perhaps some cidery notes too, wickedly complex. Brilliant fluffy (yes I know its 9%) medium-bodied mouthful. Big jammy fruitiness in the flavour, not overwhelming, and well complemented by some bretty notes and a light-to-moderate tartness, a perfect balance of fresh herbal hops come though too. Finish is almost crisp, alcohol is not there at all. This blew me away, an outstanding beer.
joaj34 (3) - USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing - simply amazing. This is my favorite Allagash (alongside the HM). The sour and malt work so well togather and itís a beautiful orangish/caramel color. The aroma suggests an open ferment but could use a touch more oomph. Still, itís amazing.
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy cow, this is killer beer! With an aggressive pour, I get a small to medium sized, cream colored head that soon settled out and no lace. Color is a hazy apricot. Aroma is fantastic, literally, with yeast, Brett, malt, wine fruitiness, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and has the acid from the yeastoids and gas to cut through the sweet malts and residual sweetness of the wine barrels along with the bitterness of the hops and yeast. Complex. Body is very good and too the carbonation. Finish is like flavor and includes alcohol warming. Would be good both before and after a great meal.
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich golden orange color with a white head. Tart, fruit, spice, funk and oak aroma. Apple, pear, apricot, orange, tart, funk, oak, spice and yeast flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit and tart finish. 2013.
malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle split in Duvel glass. Hazy amber orange with off-white head. Tart cherry oak aroma. Mild vanilla sweetness with fruit salad, tart cherry funk, mild caramel, strong oak, and some yeastiness. Medium bosy and carbo. Extemely complex and extremely well-done. The perfect funk. Not too funky (like Jolly Pumpkin sometimes) not too mild on the funk (like Ommegeddon). Near perfect. Allagash’s best beer.
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great auburn color and has a perfect head to compliment itís looks. It has a fruity smell. It has a great taste with a hint of apple and spice.
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: This beer poured a nice golden-ruby reddish color with a huge fluffy off white cloud of head.
Smell: The smell was dominated by a musty funkiness(in a good way) with nice hints of fruit and yeast.
Taste: Despite the strong funkiness of the beer I was still able to detect a vinous quality which I assume was from the Merlot and Sirah barrels. The wine added hints of white grapes while the yeast used added a nice sourness to it. Nice hints of cloves and pepper were also detected.
Mouthfeel: Nice crisp and tart finish with a medium body.
Overall: This beer is incredible. I only wish we could get this in New Orleans.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with an short, but rugged off white head.
The aroma is overwhelmed by sour cherry. Nice, but simple.
Excellent mouth feel, thick enough to carry the strong flavors but the nice touch of carbonation. Well balanced.
The funky sour cherry is not over the top but very prominent. A touch of sweetness does a good job to round out. Faint wisps of vanilla, oak and yeast.
This a nearly perfect beer. The best that Allagash has to offer so far. Bravo!
robinvboyer (4184) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle at the beer bistro.
†Fresh sweet citrus, barnyard light funk, marachino cherries, preserved lemon, funky yeast.†
Light sour funky. Great carb, great mouthfeel lingering sourness. Sour citrus finish. This is an absolute work of art. Outstanding!
Babyboofoo (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a super impressive beer. Excellent mouth feel and aroma. Flavors really come together nicely. Should age well too.