radagast83 (3749) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso - Dupont Circle. Poured a dark ruby color. Aroma was a touch of sour, almost wine like, with a touch of caramel. Well... the aroma was nice enough. The flavor was, eh, "interesting" - Funky. Strange. Coffee, red wine, woody. But the curdled milk...
Travlr (9826) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear maroon color, bright tan head. Aroma of slightly sour caramel. Taste is very sour and acidic vanilla and lemon juice. Rough stuff.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft @ Tap and Mallet - Rochester, NY) Dark and murky ruby red pour with a thick and puffy tan head. Slightly tart but rather sweet aroma with a good amount of wood and wine hints. A bit sweeter and with a lot more fruit notes than I was expecting from a bruin, but still rather tasty. Mild tart and sour notes with a lot of dark fruits, wine and oak hints at the end. Smooth and sweet finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light tart aroma. White wine and red wine flavor (yes a blend of both) with sweet malt and light tartness. Medium bodied. White wine and red wine lingers with sweet malt, light tartness, and light bourbon,
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a cloudy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of saurkraut, fruittiness and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light bourbon with a crisp lingering fruity finish.
marcus (5614) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours brownish copper with a thin beige head and a winey aroma. There is a sourish brown ale flavor with a vinous finish and a slightly warm alcohol trail. Pretty complex for a 5% beer.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bistro -Bal Aged Fest. Cloudy reddish amber in color with minimal head. Fruity cherry aroma with caramel and wild yeast notes. The flavor is pretty good with caramel, leather, oak, cherry/fruits, and alcohol. Medium body and a bit low on the carbonation. Solid but not great for the style.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours slightly ruddy amber. Decent sour aroma. More than full bodied. Brown sugar with sour. Itís also hoppy and a bit vinous. Itís complex. Brilliant.