jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thank you to JohnGalt1 for bringing this, I’ve been wanting to try it for quite a while. Dark brown color with a thin ring of beige head, looks a lot like cola. Nose is mostly barrel and a bit vinous. Hints of the zin I guess. Taste is heavy barrel, lots of sour, and a little bit of sweetness. Lots of vinous notes, some brett. Complex. Thanks again Toby.
ThirstyBird (2255) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Pours a brown with dark orange highlights and tan head. The smell is brett, oak, dark malt and fruit. The taste is roasted malt, oak, funk.
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smell is somewhat sour and malt. Taste is bittersweet, a slight bit of sourness, and malt.
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pour. Bottled in 2009. Much thanks to Tyler for sharing this. Pours a cola black with a short fizz head. Sour dark fruit and brett yeast aroma. Cherries too. Wild yeast flavor up front, and slightly tart, though it starts to sweeten up. Wine flavor from the barrel shows. Sweet cherry finish. Solid beer here. Unique, and seems to have aged very well. Hopefully I’ll run into this one again some day.
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at home. Dark almost black pour, sour wine aroma. Slight barrel taste. Good beer. Love there barrel aged series.
Keir (180) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is sour, malty. Taste is really not that sour, a bit sweet and malty. Good, but not what I expected.
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HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very woody, musty, quite tart, and a bit of a kind of bloodiness or dirtyness to it, like iron or something else metallic. Weird beer but actually not all that bad.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours porter-like, nice enticing aroma of brett, a little extra funk, roasted malt, and light berry-ish fruit, I assume from the wine barrels. Fairly mellow sour, but quite complex and pretty damn tasty. Would have liked to try this one...oh...3 years ago, but this’ll do :) Bottled 2/2009."
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (shared at hannont’s house)... Poured darker, deep mahogany with a thin forming head. Nice barrel, wine-like notes without being too vinous. Some ashy, dark malt characters came in to balance the barrel and sourness going on here.
PhillyCraft (4262) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by Rich before forest and main release. Pours maroon or brown color with small head and lacing. Notes are sour funk, dust, and Zinfandel. Weird.