Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014, courtesy of ajax25g, thank you sir. Maroon color, beige head. Aroma of sour plums and vanilla, subtle cherry. Taste is sweet and sour plums, dates, raisins, cherries. Reminded me of the old Rodenbach Alexander. Nice stuff.
hopscotch (8867) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours nearly black with a mid-sized, fluffy, cafe con leche head. Great retention. Fruity, funky, earthy and malty - berries, caramel and fallen oak in both the aroma and flavor. Full-bodied with airy carbonation. The taste also offers a collection of bourbon heat, tannic bitterness and sour-cherry acidity flanked by a very light splash of pinot noir-based vinegar. Finishes bittersweet and dry.
williamstome (839) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown plum pour. Aroma of whiskey and wine, flavor similar, super sweet. interesting but not well balanced.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
> Highly impressive oud bruin featuring a savory nose and powerful fruit skin palate
[ Tap ][ Max’s BBF ][ 4oz ][ Mini Imperial Pint ][ Free ][ 2/15/14 ]
>> Thanks ajax25g for the share. Flat murky red/ brune pour. Nose is funky barrel, salty, tootsie rolls, chocolate, red wine, savory blend. Taste is very nice: bitter, lactic, long bitter fruit skin- almost fresh peach skin. Very good oud bruin. Oh yeah. No acetic, minimal lime citric bite/margarita mix nonsense. Sharp, fruit leather palate. I like.
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MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
murky cherry, thin tepid white ring. Almond skin red wine nose, brown sugar and acetic is kicking. Ultra stinging sweet flavor, tons of acid and sugar, heavy plum finish with considerable burn.
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Saison. Poured an almost blackish red with faint brown at edges, no head, looked more like a glass of red wine than a beer. Aroma was a big shot of good balsamic vinegar, with some tart cherry notes. Flavor was balsamic, cherry, stone fruit, and a vanilla finish. Complex and awesome. Really liked this one.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely complex, offee, caramel, funk, slight sour, whiskey, fruits, tobacco, leather, but it is too complex perhaps and not sour enough.
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Neck tag shows "Cuvee Freddy Zymatore Edition 2012 Batch 1" followed by "Barrels Used From: Ransom Spirits Belgian Owl Distillery Bella Vineyards Matured for 12 months". Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aroma is very sour with wine notes, earthiness, wet wood, dark fruit, sour berries, funky yeast, balsamic vinegar and faint caramel. Taste is balsamic vinegar with sour fruit, unripe berries, wet wood, damp earth, funky yeast notes, wine, grape skins faded caramel and light booze. Body is light-medium and has soft carbonation bubbles along with a dry finish. Slightly acidic mouthfeel. Ends with more dark fruits, sour fruit, tart berries, wet wood, wine, earthy notes, candied fruit, yeast notes and faint caramel.
NikkTwist (1535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Draft at Strangelove. Pitch black pour with a minimal head. Pungent dark vegetables with a huge sour funk. Minimal aroma (when cold at least.) Celery hearts. Artichokes. Whiskey notes. Good stuff.
PhillyCraft (3138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jessie with a couple brahs. Pours dark black with light head. Notes of sour fruit, oak, grapes, tobacco, light rust, very acidic. Lighter notes of whiskey, wine, black currants and berries. Good but too american tasting and sweet to be considered great in my book.