pushkinwow (2436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a dark beige head that completely fades. Funk, saison, malty, boozy, tannin, brett, mild carbonation and moderate body, tart and a slight burn on the finish.
chuckstout (331) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brett in the aroma, pours a dark black with a mocha colored head and good lacing. Lots of Brett in the flavor with a slight touch of roast and chocolate.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perhaps the first dark sour beer that I have enjoyed. This comes off quite complex with dark roasted malts, lightly to medium tart, dark fruits, hints of cocoa, barrel, vinous. Rather unique.
XaenDovet (1262) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share taster. Dark brown minimal cap. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, sour fruit. Taste is sour and tart. Long dry finish.
Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma dominated by caramel and sour cherry - the pinot noir in oak definitely comes through. Flavor is deliciously complex, beginning with a smooth wine-like flavor that quickly transitions to the brett sour before subtly finishing with a caramel and coffee blend.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown with a small dense tan head. Aroma of tart cherry, cocoa, damp wood and funky bacteria. Flavor is bitter chocolate malt, tart cherry, dry oak and light sour, no alcohol taste. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Good beer, all the different components come together fairly well but not one I’d want to drink very often.
Dazz3 (1704) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours brown with no real head. Smells sour and a lot of caramell malt. Tastes sour, vineger, caramell malt.
jesperhammer (3790) - 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 (2853) - 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 (1374) - 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.