bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small dark brown head, good lacing. Aroma is vinous, Bretty, roasty, cocoa, tobacco, oak. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, vinous red wine notes, oak, roasted malts, chocolate. Light funk with characteristic Anchorage strain Brett notes present in the background. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Nice effort. I am a sucker for Anchorage beers.
furthur (354) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2nd batch, 2014. Body nearly black, opaque, cardboard colored head fades, some lace,. Aroma is kombucha, currants, peach, raisin, currants, faint funk. Taste is dry, sour cider, peach pit, cinnamon, raisin. Finish is bitter, and sour. Palate is light, carbonation soft, but that spice feels so sharp. Alcohol very well hidden. Good, but not as good as sex machine.
Terminus (3326) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle-March 2013 batch #1
Pours pitch black oily with a small tean head and good lacing from the start. Nose is totally crazy-lots of funk, roast, horseblanket, char, oak, wood, lacto yeast-just crazy! Flavors are insane!!! lots of char, roast, lacto yeast, brett funk, lots of burnt notes, very sharp char, very cutting bitterness, alcohol is detected and im sort of surprised. I thought this would have faded by now. With that said, its a fantastic and complex brew! totally complex and keeps changing as it warms. With the top from this brewery if you ask me!
baraciisch (2238) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark clear black in color... Aroma of blackberries, chocolate, light roasted malts... Flavor is juicy blackberries, vinous notes from Pinot aging... Light tartness, oak, berries, chocolate... Really enjoyable
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beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep brown/black color with a great aroma. Sour fruit and chocolate aroma and flavor
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Batch #1 MAR/2013. Pours dense and black. Short beige head that doesnít last long. The nose is interesting and very complex: Sour fruit and pinot notes along with dark chocolate, light roast and blue cheese. Medium sour flavor followed by an extra dry, sour finish. The roasted malts interrupt an otherwise solid effort.
Ontape (448) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 2013 bottle finally popped, looks almost like a Cabernet in the glass -- only with a dark brown tint and a little bit of carb on the edges.. This one really improved, we werenít knocked out by it when it was fresher. I remember muddled flavors and something like a tire rubber note. Itís a different beer now, a year and some months later. Roasted malts on the nose with a hint of the funky and sour flavors that follow on the taste. Pinot barrel, grapes, raisin, coffee, chocolate, balsamic vinegar. Tart finish with a nice touch of balancing sweetness. Wish Iíd had the foresight to stash a few more!
merc7186 (2468) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Deep Red Wine Grape, Mildly Bready, Mild Brett, Mild Port
Appearance: Dark Black Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing
Taste: Port Barrel, Acidic, Mild Muttled Plum
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sour
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Quite sour with a VERY carbonated feel, though still managing to be a little on the heavy side. The high acidity also knocks down the quaffability, but itís a good sour. Tart, funky, fruity, hoppy. roasted...also lots going on. Not a great beer, but a solidly good one."
ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with almost no head. Has that kind of low viscosity of sub-par black IPAs but with a bit more assertive swagger. Sticking my nose in and whoa! Must have made a wrong turn somewhere and landed in a berry garden at sunrise. Aromas of blackberry, black currant, cherries, bretta and slight farmhouse. Behind that some faint notes of chocolate and roasted malts that marries perfecty with the lovely berry tartness. Taste is eaqually spectacular: frizzy on the mouth with some smooth notes as well. Berry tartness that integrates seamlessly with that chocolatey and slight vanilla-esque notes while constantly underlining it all is that lovely tart funk note. This is complex as fuck but at the same time so easy, drinkable and harmonious that itís nearly unbelievable. Absolutely stunning!