BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Dark brown pour. Mild sour cherry. Quite flat on the palate. So close but kind of misses the mark.
JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
750 ml bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with no head. Bleu cheese aroma and taste are overwhelming. Not for me.
tripelthreat (176) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body with a small beige head, no lacing. Nose has some tangy sour notes with a good amount of red wine, faint cocoa, earth and paint. Taste is tart and sweet. Lots of red berry, roasted malt, wood, wine, dark chocolate, a little soy sauce. Body is medium-full and smooth. Finishes mostly dry with a bit of residual bittersweet flavor. The roasty sour combination is one I really enjoy. Excellent.
Blairgus (2213) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
15 aug 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is sour, faint vinaigrette. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Faint balsamic, thin, oily stout kinda. Nice.
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DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amazing, complex and unique sour from Anchorage brewing co. The sourness is very toned down and really allows the Pinot barrel to really shine and play with the dark, roasted malts.
BuckeyeBoy (2338) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to Matt. Pours out pitch black with no head. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, roast malts, and some pit fruit. Taste is of roast, cherries, light pucker, and barrel
jpkeskinen (98) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in a park from a bottle. Very sour, quite sweet and with a oaky aftertaste. Strange.
mcmd (285) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a quick mocha head. Aroma is dark fruit/cherries, chocolate, oak, red wine, tart funk. Taste is roasty dark malt, chocolate with a nicely subtle tartness, oak, hint of hop bitterness in the finish. This was quite enjoyable, curious what age will do with it.
adrosson (145) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very low carbonation but it didn't take away from the experience. Dark ale with cherries and oak (splinters??) taste. Nice funk without being too sweet at all.
Big bottle at whole foods.
beechner224 (225) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bottle. Color was black with a slight head. Taste was both malt and sour notes. To me tastes like half porter and half sour, like a black ipa that is both hoppy with roasted characteristics. Following the sip, the bret fades into the background. Very nice and balanced, but might not satisfy someone looking for more sour notes.