durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from an Allagash event at Sam’s Quik Shop. Pour is dark brown with a modest dark beige head. Nose shows tart blueberries and chocolate malts. Hint of roast and blackberries as well. Taste blends tart, sweet, and dry well. Not overly complex, but much more refreshing than some wild ales, especially dark ones at 7.5%. Tasty.
JDBaker11058 (1538) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark cola brown with a finger of creamy tan head that shrinks to a thick cap and has decent lacing. Aroma: sour stone fruit, with a bit of cherry and raspberry, with some tart raisin; there’s also some brown sugar and roasty notes. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: slightly tart and sour and a little dry, with some yeasty spices and roasty notes lingering. Notes: Almost like a combination of a dubbel and a flanders red. Nice. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday.
hivemind (766) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Kiabaca w James tonight 07.22.2015. Black pour, small light brown head. Licorice/jagermeister nose with some cherry or stone fruit. Mouthfeel is light/thin and notes of sweet purple grape juice. Almost tart but not. High carbonation.
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark brown with nearly flat light tan head. Aroma of sour cherries, bretta, blackcurrant, light red grapes. Taste is berry tart with a balanced sweet finish. Light, smooth body with soft carbonation.
JohnnyJ (4911) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Stone Sour Ale Fest 2015. Dark reddish brown pour, with a light biege head. Tart, roasted malt, dark fruit, leather, oak, cherries, raisin, and oak. Nice.
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Monk’s Cafe, Philadelphia. A hazy reddish dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is funky, with cigar, leather, some dark sugar and candied cherries, and a touch of wood. Some stable in the flavor, as well as the funky leathery touch from the aroma, and cherry hints, dark sugar and some raisins. Rather dry on the palate, full-bodied and lightly effervescent. Lasting finish. A super complex and tasteful beer, but a tad weird I think. 150622
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours brown black color, huge off-white head. Aroma is sour dark fruits, cherries. Flavor is a definite roasted malt character, sour dark fruits. Cherry, strawberry, raspberry. Excellent.
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks EW2015, dark pour, white head, nose and taste are cherry, sour cherry, boo-yah
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD. This 2015 version is listed at 7.3% ABV.
Opaque, black-brown with a nice khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of tart dark fruit (cherries, plums and berries), mild chocolate and roasted malt.
Taste is very similar to the nose, but much fruitier. A bittersweet blackberry flavor comes through nicely. The roasted malt comes through at the end. The chocolate is there, but well hidden.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle - thanks VastActiv!
I had the honour of opening this bottle - it opened with a lovely resonant pop, but not even a hint of a gush, not even a worm - nicely done. (In contrast to the Hill Farmstead gusher earlier.) Beautiful - almost black, but with a large tight off-white head, persistent and sticky. Big bretty aroma. Nice roasty body, burnt but soft. Brett working well here, adding character, but not sharpness (again, in contrast to the Hill Farmstead). Mellow bretty roast finish. A fairly simple recipe, but a well-thought out one, and very well executed. Alcohol well covered too. Nice one - I’ll come back to this at the end if there’s any left. (There was :-) )
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Monk’s Café, Philadelphia, PA
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, funk, brett, some fruitiness, tartness and wood. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a light sour with a long slightly dry, fruity, brett, funky and woody finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.