Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasted oat, dark caramel, cocoa powder, oak, and roasted malt. Finish is where the brett shines through.
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 (March 2013) Pitch black pour, decent tan head that dissipates. Nose is strong lemony acidity and ripe black cherry. Flavor up front is big cherry/Pinot, well balanced acidity, touch of vinegar, middle fades to vanilla-y oak, spice, flashes of mild nuttiness, and slight roastyness on a dry finish. Great structure and spritzy mouthfeel thanks to oaky mid palate and lively carbo. I’ve never had anything quite like this...stupid awesome as usual from anchorage.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One year old. Black with a bit of cherry aroma. Nicely drinkable, alcohol warming. Moderate sour. Well put together.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle a bit of a gusher but not an issue - pours a deep chestnut brown with an off white head. I get a lot of fruity Pinot notes both on the nose and palate. Oak, fig, leather, combined with a perfect tartness, nice carbonation, medium bodied, more Pinot notes, freaking delicious.
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared from a year old 750ml bottle. Looks like a stout, dark nearly opaque, with a foamy chocolate, mocha head. Smells like berries, chocolate, coffee, pinot and funk. This is a sipper, for an 8.5% sour it drinks pretty thick and the alcohol is present. Flavors of mocha, deep pinot and wine barrels, chocolate, espresso, figs, dates, plums and a touch of charcoal smoke and some sour funk at the end. The carbonation is on the lower side, but adds a nice touch to this incredibly complex beer. This is the first aged Anchorage beer I’ve enjoyed. So delicious, so unique, so complex- I would drink this thing now, it has aged beautifully and I can’t see it getting better. Perfect balance of fresh flavors and aged sour funk.
sitzds (318) - - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle poured into tulip during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood Seal Beach. Opaque and very dark brown body, a half finger of tan head with high retention that eventually settles to a ring and islands. Aroma is citrus tartness, wine barrel wood, roasted malt, some coffee, and a touch of earthy funk. Taste is initially light sweetness with burnt sugar and molasses, then comes the sour: citrus and apple skin, some bitter roasty notes on the finish. Medium body, thick but smooth texture, moderate-plus carbonation, slightly sour dry puckering finish. A lot going on in this beer!
Habanero (4106) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit, toasted caramel, chocolate and brett. Sweet flavor that end up dry and slightly tart. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent sour.
smith4498 (3557) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours translucent brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts and funkiness with some oak and wine. Sour toasted malt and cherry flavors with some wine, brett and oak with hints of chocolate. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.
rejtable (2320) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer! Bottle one year old. Pours cola black with an immediately disappearing head and no lacing. Nose is barnyard and light roasted cereal. Notes of light espresso, sour cherries, yeast. Taste is light sweet medium sour, minimal bitterness. Light body with low/medium carbonation.
Shinskyweiser (49) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Pours dark as night. Little head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma of red wine, sour cherry and oak. Taste of wine, sour cherry, bitter dark chocolate and coffee. A bit spicy on the palate as well. The flavors that develop when this beer warms are fantastic! Great roasty sour ale!