RumRunner101 (855) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour thick brown head. Aroma of dark berries, sweet oak, pinot noir. Vinous with charred malts, slightly salty, some Brett. Slightly bitter finish, some funk and bitter berry. Really neat.
EdInSaltLake (713) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy and roasted aroma; subtle tartness. Roasted malt/chocolate, tart, earthy flavor. Light sweet aftertaste.
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dallas
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and sour. Flavors of roasted malts, sour and vanilla
MikeJslc (767) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, hazy, thin beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruit, light funk. Flavor of raisins, plumbs, nutty notes, chocolate, light spice, dark bread crusts. Complex and well made.
MacBoost (1446) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle all to myself. Batch 1, bottled march 2013. Pours a deep brown/blacksmiths tan head. Aromas of chocolate soaked sour fruit, some roast. No hops detected. Taste is sour and lightly bitter. Flavors comes across as a soured imperial stout. Not overly tart, just enough to get the point across. No wine barrel influence detected, although there is oak present. Alcohol is completely hidden, and this beer is very dry. Finishes with a light sourness and some bitter coffee. Very nice.
jonnyguns (1096) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop thanks to Mane Liquor lads. Pours black with a small head. Pinot barrels, funk, tart cherries and brown sugar dominate the nose. Really full on lots going on here. Heaps of tarty dark fruits coming through with a funky pinot finish. Very tarty but really tasty stuff.
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mikkeller Webshop. Pours black with little head. Nose is full of Pinot, tarty cherry and funk. Superb balance to this. Kind of comes across in the fashion that less is more. Complex as fuck. Loads of tarty dark berries with mild aniseed and molasses which is when the funk comes out. Tarty in all the right way with some tannin like notes of a Pinot and it works a treat. Damn tasty stuff
jkwood04 (4434) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, some dark malts and light roast and light coffee, some wine and oak, hints of and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A pretty good beer but was expecting better.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Coal-black ale with no head. The bouquet is all about toasted oak, vanilla and dark cherries. Medium-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is roasty, vinous and tangy with a carbonic, burnt finish. Thanks to newcigarz for popping the top on this one!
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home (BEWARE: gusher!). Pours black with a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are red wine, chocolate, oak, tartness, brett, and coffee - with a dry and tart finish