Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good sour beer. Initially, at a colder temperature, the sourness is mild. It builds as it rises to room temperature. Not too palate erasing.
Dogbrick (9346) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Crooked Stave. The beer pours a clear ruby-brown color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of oak, tart fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied with flavors of vinous oak, caramel malt and funky yeast. The finish is brett yeast and tart vine fruits. Pretty good all around.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
> Bizarre passionfruit and hot pepper mildly acetic dark sour
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ montrealbctr ][ Tasting ][ Snifter Tulip ][ 5.28.14 ]
>> Clear deep amber pour, tan spotty lace. Nose is tropical fruit, hot red peppers, passionfruit, cranberry, salty acetic. Really odd but nice. Taste is acetic, salty, cranberry. Mouthwatering pickle and salt. Not bad, strange dark sour. Tannic, salty, mild pickle. Quite the bizarre experience.
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small white head. Nose brings out dry liqueur notes, some moderate brett, and light dark fruits. Flavour brings out fresh pungent cherries, moderate tartness, and a little brett, but it’s not prominent. Surprising how pungent the cherry flavour is. Fairly complex, but not overly drinkable - a slow sipper. Very nice unusual stuff.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Dolfen pour, cognac and oak notes evident, dry and funky, some sour.
Scopey (8813) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to BenH. It pours deep brown with small white head. The nose is red fruits, tang, caramel, tangy, vinous, red wine, plum skin and mild acidity. The taste is tangy, red wine, wood, mild acidity, plum skin, redcurrant, Granny Smith apple, raspberry and oak with a lingering wood-acidity on the finish. Fruity, tangy and rather scoopable.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish brown pour with lasting tan head, aroma brought notes of cognac, spirit barrel, oak, earth, some lime, lactic notes into a bit of brett, slight red fruity notes. Taste is a mix of sour fruit, raspberry, cherry into a bit of wine, cognac like notes, oak, slightly bitter yeast notes into some lime, lactic, finishing fairly tart, slightly bitter. Tasty stuff.
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to _angst_!
Marked 20 IBU.
Clear dark reddish brown color, small teal head. Sweet, spicy scent, some vanilla. Spicy, vinous taste. Medium mouthfeel, tart finish.
DrSilverworm (8339) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste from a bottle at RBSG. Dark red brown color. Thin ring of khaki head, Dots of lace. Woody toasty dark fruit spicy aroma. Moderate spicy taste, tart, moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Very tasty sour brown.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home and pours at WTF. Pours with a hazy brown to deep bronze hue with a small tan head that fades. Aromas are of funk, dark fruit, raisins, currants, very vinous, brandy, earthy leather and light chocolate. Moderate tannins, some brightness, cherries. Flavors are floral, fruity and funky brett, almost a touch tropical, mejool dates, medium sourness, floral, a touch raspy on the back of the throat. Lots of barrel. Good funk, vinous, rich. Fuller carbonation, pretty dry, puckering, tannins. Enjoyable!