koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the MGB Summer Beer Fest. This one poured as Velvet Hammer 9. The pour is a darker amber color, almost brown with a large white head and some decent lacing as it falls quickly. The aroma is really disappointing. There is a little oak, and some sharp tart fruit. It’s nothing that’s overly powerful, but it’s definitely there. The flavor is a little more acidic and tart. The sourness is pretty good. Nice funk and it’s pretty sharp. Better than the nose leads on. The mouth feel is way better than it looks. There is a nice sharp carbonation to go with a thinner sour. The aftertaste is acidic, funky, and lingering
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, toffee, oak, cherry vinegar, light sherry. Medium body.
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours a murky, near black with a ring of white head. Nose is what you’d expect, a bit of vinegar, cooked greaks, cola, blood orange, wood pulp, stale cola, intense sour dough bread. Flavor is tart, acetic, vitamin C, some vinegar, wood pulp, medicinal. Finishes tart and oily.
joshwoodward (575) - - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a glass of this from a bottle at the Arbor Brewing Company sours & fruits tasting. Didn’t take formal notes. The 2013 was sour, fruity and vinous. The 2014 was sweeter, with more tobacco.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Light funky aroma with sweeter malts and light dark fruits. The flavor has funky yeast and sweet malts, with light toast and light peachy fruity notes. Nice.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber in color with a big off-white head. Not really too much of a nose on this one. It’s got some vinegar and some caramel malt notes, maybe a touch of molasses, surprisingly. Some lemon and lemon zest notes, perhaps some cherries. The flavor is sort of oxidized and just old. There is a bit of vinegar sourness and a residual sweetness, but not much.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin but persistent off white head. Smells of oak, some sweet sugary hints, some funky undertones, spicy. Tastes on the sweeter side of the oud bruin scale with some cherry dryness on the finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to jale for bringing this out at our weekend tasting. Served in a Savor snifter.
Pours a fairly-dark brown color with a single-finger head and a touch of light lacing and bubbles as it went down. The nose was roasty brown and a bit plain, with just a touch of light acetic character coming through without any real oak or fruit presence.
The taste added in a bit of very light cherries, combining this with some roasted brown malt and a touch of acidity. Medium body with light carbonation. Overall, more of a slightly-soured brown ale than a Flanders, but went down smoothly and I had no problem finishing my glass.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-07-2010
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle contributed by Jale...A dark brown with a little amber, clear. A finger of tan head that is thick with good retention, light lacing though...A very buttery aroma, brett notes, lightly burnt wood...The taste is similar to the aroma’s notes, but a little more affective. Tart vinegar notes, still some wood. I can’t find the brown ale, guess its trying to be an oud bruin. As an oud bruin its pretty average.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG ’10. Sweet tart nose with lots of toffee, dark fruit and fresh berries. The taste is light to moderately sweet, moderately tart, some acetic acid, lots of caramel, some cherry and a bit of lemon rind.