kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Freddy Wild
Date: September 02, 2012
Source: Duckworths, Park Road
Appearance: muddy dark brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, hint of chocolate, lots of fruity tartness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, balanced tartness, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Local Option Salad Days event (Chicago, IL). Quick stop in to rate this bad boy. Pours a rich deep ruby brown hue, some tranparency and glow on the edges, but some haze and darkness in the body. A frothy tannish light brown head dies to a firm film, laces well. Aromas are sour fruit, currants and strawberries assault the nose, sweet and tart with some biscuit, earthy toffee, mellow sweetness. Touches of toast, yogurt, and mellow red fruit. Touches of carmelized malts, some gentle earthy brown malt. Initial is medium bodied offering a firm sourness, mellow tart berries, currant, and jam touch up front. A twang of lactic acidity, mellow touches of metallic elements. Dry and unyielding, into the middle some of that sticky sweet malt body makes an appearance. Sticky toffee, brown malts, earth. Faint cocoa, firm toast, carmelized malts and biscuits. Gentle yeasty dryness and earthy quality. Backend brings a return of a lactic twang, dry and tart. Touch of heat and dryness really stick into the finish, mellow jammy berry fruit, tart and enjoyable, earthy brown and darker malts. Pretty good, would give the edge to regular Cuvee. Still, these elements play well despite a sharp contrast. I do enjoy the fresh red berry/lactic play with the darker earthy malts that give a touch of girth on the palate. Interesting.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at local option. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a fizzy dark brown head that dissipates completely. Aroma has some dark grains and molasses and a bit of sour red fruit. Flavor begins with dark grains and molasses but finishes with a strong sour red fruit note. Beer seems surprisingly flat.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, darker pour, chocolate notes, dried fruits, Red wine notes in both aroma and flavor. Tastes like chocolate mixed with red wine. Slight tartness. Ok
craftycarl21 (2117) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Churchkey. Chestnut colored pour. The nose and flavor were marked with roasted malt, coffee, tart prune, and more dark fruit and vinous notes. A touch thin on the palate, didn’t really impress me at all.
BrewBoxer (1728) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown flat color. Sour notes. More mild then I’d expect. Not my favorite. Wouldn’t have it again
radagast83 (4049) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Based on CK’s menu, this is a blend of their Morpheus Wild Undressed & Unhopped Mano Negra Belgian Stout; Base for Cuvee Freddy. Poured a dark murky color with a very small, very wispy off-white head. Aroma was a touch of chocolate. Flavor was thin coffee, a bit of roasted malts, touch of cherry. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but enjoyable.
Koelschtrinker (9895) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sehr getreidiger Säurebeginn, trocken, Müslinoten. Eigen, die frische und milde Säuerlichkeit gefällt. Milder Ausklang. Schwer zu beschreibendes, gerstenartiges Bier. /11/13/11//11
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at ACBF. Deep maroon color, no significant head. Aroma of sourdough bread stuffed with cherries, prunes, plums. Taste is rich dark fruit, port wine, soft sourness. Nice stuff.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CK. Flat, deep black pour with red highlights. No
head. Heavy blackberry dessert nose. Taste has mild chocolate and
coffee with mild lactic acid. Clean. Very nice. No acetobacter. Rich
dessert and dark flavors. Coffee yogurt palate. Very nice overall.