sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours dark brown with ruby highlights with a trace of head. Aroma is dark sour fruit, oak, red wine, alcohol spice, and faint floral notes. Flavor is sour esters forward with lightly toasted oak, faint vanilla, and light booze; sweet grape finish that slowly dries out. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Pours very dark brown with a thin, fizzy white head. Tastes like strong sour raisins, sweet malt, alcohol. Tart, earthy, and acidic. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark fruits, yeast.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and no head. Aroma is tart plums, oak, vinous notes, light malt. Flavor is tart and acetic dark fruits, oak, vinous notes, light malt and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
marcus (6300) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SFPours black with a rich tan head and a treacle and wine aroma. There is a sour wine and dark malt flavor with a vinous finish.
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some wonderful notes here! Fig balsamic vinegar, smoke, whisky...so much nose. Sour, acidic, rich body, though thinner than would be ideal. Layers of interest. (on tap, Church Key, Washington DC)
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous/grape, some wood, whisky, caramel. Taste is sweet, vinous/grape, some caramel, cherry sourness, light whisky, vinegar. Sticky medium-full body.
altonbrownd (3766) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. Dark brown body with thin head. Nose of dark fruits, raisins, plums. Taste is sour, of chocolate, fruity. Interesting mix with wine notes too.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark brown color. Aroma was some sour cherries, vanilla notes. Flavor had touch of dark fruits, red wine, touch of brandy.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear dark maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of red wine tannins, sour cherries, vanilla, port. Taste is softly sour cherry laced port wine. Very tasty.