slowrunner77 (2281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"This may have started out as a barley wine long long ago, but has become something else entirely. A little bit all over the place with wood, tart cherry, sweet malts seemingly in discord but it comes together. Young and aggressive, but interesting. Seems like a bugged up red wine and bourbon/brandy barrel blend, over what was once a pretty mellow barley wine. Not bad. I’d love to see some of these in bottles to see how they change over the years."
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with a beige head. Light sour aroma - maybe medium. Med body or better. Flavor is shockingly, nay headbangingly, sour. Moves to fruit, oak and than rather pure bourbon notes. Sour moderates evenly with time, finishing a bit like a must red wine barrel. A must for sour lovers.
marcus (6517) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head and a raisin aroma. There is a sour dark molasses flavor with a dry finish Delicious.
rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Closed For Business. I guessing it's probably a clear deep brown, it's dark as fuck in here so I have no clue. Sour acidic aroma, light date/plum notes with caramel and touches of lactic acid. Sour acid throughout with a sweet maltiness right it the back with a bitter dryness in the end. It's not terrible, but harsh around the edges.
douglas88 (6034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty awesome beer. On tap at ABV Public House. Pours a nice deep red color with a small white head. A sour fruity nose. The flavor is very vinous, woody, sour, more bursting fruit, berries, sweet malts. Very good. Excellent brew really.
bluefish42 (2) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a decent red wine that?s past its peak, starting to turn, but still drinkable enough to drink it. And you don?t even hate yourself that much for it.
Dfonorow (1445) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during SF beer week. Pour is hazy brown with basically no head. Aroma is of dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, and sour funk. Flavor is tart and chewy - cherries, wood tannins, chocolate, earth, and hops. Very well balanced for a sour ale.
Cybercat (3333) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a dark mahogany, thin buff head. Bourbon-soaked wood dominates the aroma but lets through cherry and caramel notes. Flavor is quite sour - will make you pucker! - and has definite fruit notes plus caramel and bourbon. Texture is firm and rather fizzy. Another winner from the Secret Stash Bash.
MrFecesious (962) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BierCraft. Clear brown/ruby with a generous frothy off-white cap. Good retention and lacing. Aroma of wet rocks, oak, cherry, prunes. Taste is mildly sweet, with a spike of sourness, and trailing light bitterness. Sticky mouthfeel.
Ferris (4276) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sweet vinous and oak notes with a bit of malt vinegar. Deep brown with a rich light brown head. Sour cherry, brown sugar, oak and a well balanced sweet and sour finish. Very nice.