HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little malty, a bit fruity, slight amount of brett b funk but not too much. High carb. Solid, not spectacular.
msnelling09 (149) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark maroon with brown sugar highlights, it forms a small head of fizzing lightly yellowed, tan bubbles with mild retention. In body, the beer is a dark, opaque murk. On the nose, the beer smells of bristling tannic oak with raisin and dark cherry accents and a hint of plums and chocolate. Subtle brown sugar softens the edges of the nose, as well. The beer unfurls more and more as it warms in the glass, and is full of quite a few layers of complexity. On the tongue, the beer begins as tart, nearly sour with fruity accents that unfurl and then are coated in thick roasted malt bitters. The finish is lightly dry and bitter. In flavor, the beer begins as tart dark cherry pie coated in dark sugar with hints of plum. These flavors unfurl into dark, caramelly bread with roasted coffee and burnt toast character. Slight bitter, herbal hops and oak tannin enter on the finish to give structure and further complexity to the sip. The aftertaste is of bitter roast and cherries. As the beer warms, the tart cherry flavors begin to blend in with the middle and finish of the sip, which is lovely. In the mouth, the beer feels on the light side of medium in body, with a strong carbonation that scrubs the tongue. Mouthfeel is luxurious and smooth, with a crisp bite from the carbonation. After the beer leaves, the mouth is left slightly dry, but with plenty of saliva on the edges of the tongue, and a slightly bitter stick to the tongue. Overall, this is a lovely dark sour with phenomenal funk and roast. If I had to label it, I would say more sour brown porter than sour stout, but honestly this beer defies modern categories; it’s a new style that needs to be further explored. This is a lovely sipper that could pair superbly with darker meats or chocolate raspberry desserts. This is a beer to try.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Boulevardia. Comes a hazy reddish brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and malt. Taste is cherries, funk, malt, grain, and some spice. Pretty good.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared by NielsenRatings at RBSG - thanks again, @@ron, you TwoSipDip! Pours a deep plum color with a small off-white head. Aroma of nice berries, bretty funk, and florals - kind of sweet and jammy, like a berry pie in there. The flavor is more muddled, with bretty funk, berry fruits, wheat, rye, and sourdough. Earthy. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. A little bit of a letdown after the nose, but not bad.
jcnielsen (2005) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks NielsenRatings! Pours a hazy brown color with white head. Funky, medicinal aromas. Funky, fruity, cherry, red wine flavors.
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Top Hops NYC. Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma has citrus, dark roasted malt, funky Brett, prune, some wood. Taste is fairly light & crisp, light tart & roast. Light/med mouthfeel, active carbonation.
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks for sharing. Pours a murky brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has some dark fruits and must with a light funk and a dark grain note. Flavor has earthy dark grains with a light funk and a bit of roasted malts.
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yeen-yere Man. Aroma is full of coffee, bretty funkiness, slight pine, and red wine. Coffee upfront with plenty of funky. Slightly catty. Nice funky finish of dry red wine, coffee, and musk. Hell yeah.
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown pour. Funky medicinal aroma, cocoa, coffee. Flavor is heavy uriney Brett. Decent.
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at The Trappist. Slightly funky aroma with notes of chocolate. The flavor is similar with hints of cherries, a very soft minty note. The dryness accentuates the roast character of the malts.
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
28th May 2014
Tasting at Chez Bruce. Thanks to our host for this one. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Light airy dry palate. Little fine carbonation. Light malts. Touch of Flemish sourness. Whisper of spice. Not that much brett. Light dry finish. Somewhat clunky.