daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, beige head. Balsamic, tannins, funky yeasty flavors, tart wine grapes, roast. Interesting if not odd.
joeneugs (2616) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 corked and caged bottle. It pours a very dark brown/black color with a brown head that disappears within a minute. The aroma reminds me a bit of Consecration. Heavy balsamic sour and blackberry notes with some nuttiness coming from the wood. Mild vinous red wine and black malt with leather. The flavor is dirty and funky with some nice sweeter notes of dark berries, wood vanillins and maltiness. Itís actually a bit too sweet and not enough of a sour pucker. It is definitely effected by wild yeast with some leather, tart berries and funky underpants, but I was hoping for more tartness here. The finish has a little bit of ashtray roast . This may actually benefit from a year or two in the bottle. Seems like a common thread with this brewer.
deekyn (864) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours opaque cola with 1 finger dark tan tight bubbled head with no real lacing. S - consecration comes to mind. Pinot, lacto notes of lemon juice and vinegar. Tart berries and mustiness mix with oak tannins and dark toasted malts. Dark brown sugar as well. M - medium quite rich body. Nice carb. Light tartness with a bitter hop ending. T - tart berries, Pinot, musty oak and brown sugar lead the way. Nice balance of tart and malts up front. Palate is berries and pie crust, with mineral water and dark roasted malts. Ending is an alcohol with bitter grassy resin hops.vegetal notes end the taste O - quite nice very well balanced, tart funky dark malts. 3.8
tom10101 (1845) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle @ The Festival. Dark brown (almost black) with a small beige head and little lacing. Aroma is complex with red fruits, brettanomyces, winey notes, wood, roasted malt, light chocolate and some sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet and sour with winey notes, roasted malt, red fruits and caramel. Full body. Moderate carbonation. Heavy beer. Complex. I hate the style (dark sour), but this one isnít that bad.
JulienHuxley (2161) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle at the Festival. Opaque dark pour with tann foam. Chocolate aroma, roasty, sour woody aromas, lots of wine, boozy flavors, acidic roast malt. Palate is heavy and carbonation is low. Another black sour mistake.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. red wine vinegar. roasted milk dude cocoa. licorice. old wet wood. dry. not my thing.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd May 2013
CBC. Almost clear dark brown beer. Light and semi dry palate. Mild crispness. Nice meld of mellow dark malt and lightly sour brett. There is no roast or bitterness in the malt. Light crisp and dry finish. Nicely done!
Bule (435) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle pours a dark brown color with a dark brown head that quickly dissipates. Strong flavor of malt and toffee with some slight sourness.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque dark brown with a short lived tan head. Sour green apple, cola, fig, wine barrel, and oak aroma and taste with a dry vinous finish and a lively medium bodied palate.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (March 2013 batch 1). Pours with a black hued body and a moderate tan head, aromas are roasty, spicy and woody with a definite lactic acid bacteria nose, mildly funky, red wine, vanillin. Very toasty. Doesnít smell all that dissimilar from our Tart of Darkness. Leathery. Flavors are mildly roasty, tons of dark fruit esters, a bit of a waxy crayon like character, pencil shavings, dark fruit, lactone, mild acidity. Lots of fig, pomegranate and dark fruit. Toasted coconut toasted oak character. Raisiny vinous. Mild tannin, medium carbonation, medium-low body. In general I love Anchorage beers, but Iíd recommend trying most of the others before this one.