ej (628) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with little to no head. Aroma is oaky with hints of oxidation and a faint sugary note. Leather and burnt wood as well. Taste is faintly sweet and sour. Hints of toasted malt and wood. Slick mouthfeel low co2.
Hopswagger (188) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
P: Pours a dark brown cola body with dark khaki head that fizzles to a thin cap. Silky micro bubble lacing sloshes on the edge.
S: Cardboard, cedar chips, horseradish, insulation foam, dandelion weeds, faint paint fumes and potpourri. Natural and musty funk aroma not much tartness.
T/M: Dark figs and dark cherry tartness. Naturally dirty flavors play off the wood and acidic fruits. All natural fruit rollup, and bitter sweet chocolate lurks in the distance. Good prickly semi syrupy body and finishes dry with lingering apple cider vinegar.
O: Overall a well crafted brew. The natural mustiness was welcoming but I think it may have overpowered the base concoction. The acidity and definitely the tartness was muted and the flavors were not masterfully blended. Good but not in the top five.
Serving type: bottle
rbrazell (1458) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Aroma of sour cherries, plums, caramel, oak and rotten citrus. Light acetone and strong lactic acid in flavor with dark fruits and oak. Pickering finish. Not bad.
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Muy buena combinación de lo ácido con el dulzor, notas lácticas frutos rojos y madera. Agradable postgusto en paladar muy bebible
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle pours reddish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet with the sour coming through. Taste is sweet fruit, sour with some oak undertones.
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__Rb81 (91) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home (batch 632). Pours very dark red brown with a small, fizzy, head that disappears quickly. Sweet, sour, aroma of dark fruits, wood, and sour red wine. Very sour taste with a fruity, sour, dry aftertaste. Also a bit of a nasty solvent, nail polish remover like, undertone. Perhaps unlucky with the bottle just starting to go bad. I think it can be very good. I really should give Freddy a second chance.
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has a plum wine aroma where you can actually smell the sour, and a sweet long finish that reminds me of my favorite wine. Excellent, and easy on the palate. Has a fizzy head, and a dark red brown color.
Cunningham (4036) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Deep brownishred color with a tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Acidic, oak, yeast and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate acidic and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Acidic and a balanced sweetness. Vinous, sour, oak and yeast.
Overall impression: A bit weird and complex. And supposed to be like this.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo Vika, Norway
BuckeyeBoy (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle thanks to derek. Pours out a brown with some ruby notes topped with a tan head. Nose is green strawberry sour and sweetness. Taste is pucker fruit sweetness berries pretty tasty.
Marduk (2039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by Chris, thanks). Dark brown color. Blackcurrant jam, wine, chalk, metallic, wine in aroma. Quite rich aroma. Moldy, acidic, sulfur, sour taste. Very faint hazelnut in aftertaste.