swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, GLBN sour tasting, first almanac offering & im impressed. nice sourness, little bourbon notes, sour, roasty, vinegar. enjoyable
TheHOFF43 (1607) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bacterial. Pours dark with tan head. Aroma is cheese (thanks Caleb) but taste is much better. Tart, roasted malts and chocolate.
Bacterial (1056) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Odd nose on this one. CLevar called it ícheesyí and I must agree. Taste is much better than it smells. Disappointing considering all the really nice beers from Almanac Iíve had.
wchesser (987) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Nose is mostly sour cherries, bit of roasted malt. Flavors of sour cherries, oak. Vinous qualities but pretty simple. Bourbon is non-existent.
gyllenbock (3941) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa, February 2014.
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Tart aroma of funk, oak, some chocolate and vinegar. Similar taste, also some light berries and roasted malt. The finish was dry with light notes of bourbon.
AdamJackson (1992) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black 2 finger sticky head. Sour cherry nose with gingerbread and vanilla. Very grapey. Almost a brandy finish. Bourbon is faint. Lots of oak, tannic and vinous. Peaches and grape skins. Off tannic off taste with sulfur at the finish. Glad I didnít buy a bottle strangely okay
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting of RBWG. Pours a deep brown-amber with minimal head. Notes of sugar, cream, vanilla, caramel, berries, brown sugar, oak, lemon, and leather. Minor chocolate and coffee notes. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, mildly sour mouthfeel. A little disappointing.
tmoreau (2049) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle, poured to snifters, and displayed a black/brown color, with a modest layer of brownish tan, bubbly head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was sour cherry, yet sweet, with hints of bourbon & wood. The flavor then presented some mocha roastiness that mellowed the sourness to a tart & dry nature. Mild, bourbony alcohol showed a subtle presence. Fairly robust, and tasty.
douglas88 (5463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty fancy bottle. Pours a murky brown color with a large brown head. A big nose of sour cherries, some vanilla and toffee. The flavor is dominated by sour pie cherries, some dark sweet robust porter elements, some light vanilla, bourbon. Pretty nice. A big creamy palate. Quite easygoing.
beechner224 (366) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is tart, fruity, maybe mild roastiness. Taste us sour, tart, light.", tasty.