jesperhammer (4038) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
28-NOV-2013, bottle @Topdanmark American tasting, from Mikkeller & Friends.
Dark, dark brown with red hue. No head. Aroma is red wine mostly. Oak, lemon, brett.
Taste the same with quite some malty elements on top. Not exactly a stout but there are some roasted notes.
Quite full body and very low carbonation. A tad tart but never really sour. Really tasty, but I miss the carbonation.
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep umber color with three fingers of gaseous khaki foam. The nose has lots of vinous funk, sour cherry, earthy roast and a touch of composted dirt. The palate follows and is a bit murky and almost taste of rust. Sour vinous fruit with a heavy roast profile that just don’t meld together harmoniously. Bit of a let down.
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours black with very small thin head. Nose is tart, artificial berry, a bit medicinal. Taste is roasty dark chocolate, ash, medium tartness, fruity. Finish is a smokey dark roast coffee, sweet chocolate, tart dark cherry. Gets better as it warms, but overall it’s kind of strange.
TBone (15699) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black color, small brown color. Slightly tart, cellary, some toastyness. Medium-bodied. Malts, tartness, maybe some caramel. Well drinkable beer. Not too extreme and ABV is well covered.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with a light brown head, aromas of the Pinot noir barrels definitely come through, nice fruit notes come through with a tart finish. Very good overall
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch #1, March/20013.
Sour pickles, straight, over powering Pedio.
Roasted chocolate, puckering sourness, no hops. Not as complex as I would like it to be. Simply straightforward.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish black with medium head, aroma is roast and wine like tart. Taste is actually stout like with above sour kick, very tasty
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on November 3rd, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark black.
Aroma: Aroma of light roasty, some fruit.
Taste:Light medium wild yeast, light roast, some dark fruit.
Palate:Medium body, quick finish.
Summary: An interesting take on a belgium dark beer, the wild yeast is lightly funky. Not my favorite of ideas, but it’s decent.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Batch #1, bottled March 2013
It’s black with a rim of tan foam and a mirrored surface, much different than the foam coming out of the bottle rather persistently. Smells of lacto, lemons, a little toasted malt, some funky resin, a little oak and some co2. Flavor is robust with coffee and soil, then there’s the lemony tart and some bitterness and harshness to it. It’s rather heavy with a low carb and a semi dry finish. I’m torn on this beer, it has the makings of a really nice sour stout, but lacks some of the subtlety I enjoy in some other examples for the malt portion. The bacterial characteristics are a little too dominated by bitterness and almost an aspirin character.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at Blue Monk’s 3rd Anniversary Party. medium bodied black pour. chocolate, roasted maltiness, some coffee and slight tart berry. slight red wineiness. intersesting beer