Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark brown sour ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a superb molassy anf grassy sour mash, with white grapeskins, Orval Brett, cork and pepper and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a smooth yet sour dark malt with dark fruits, molasses, soysauce, fruity acidity, warming and nice. Tasted with Probstk. Bottle from Federal Wine in Boston, approx. a year old.
flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pretty much black with a yellowy off-white head. Tart, funky aroma, vinegary with barrel notes, red fruits, and dark fruits. First thing that strikes me in the flavor after a quick tart note is a nutty, earthy flavor, moving into red grape and cocoa, oak, still with a general tartness and dry bretty funk. This is pretty good, but it feels like it could stand to be less restrained. The flavors are overall a bit too mellow, at least after two and a half years in the bottle.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, sampled 7/5/10). Dark amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate brett aroma with light sourness. Flavor of the same, with light wine character. Long duration. Dry finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Fair lacing.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Dark murky color with very little head. Slight sour cherry aroma with faint hints of oak. Flavor is slightly sour and tart but nothing over the top. A sort of "middle of the road" type sour but still very enjoyable.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a fruity malty sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart woody flavor with bitter hints. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody finish.
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky brown with a medium tan head. Smells of cherries and red wine. Tastes almost more like a zinfandel aged in beer barrels than the reverse. Wish I’d been eating a steak with it.
cpetrone84 (1166) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-pours a dark brown basically black liquid with a light brown head, thin tight bubbles.
S-the nose has some oak up front, lots of sweet cherries with a touch of sourness to it. there are some deep vinous qualities. sawdusty leathery brett in the back with a faint roasted quality.
T-the taste is much more muddled. the brett is a lot stronger and much less integrated. the roasted malt is also more present towards the back with a big cherry sweetness in the finish. the leather brett is there, the oak is very faint if present at all. a little bit of sourness but very light.
M-light body, a little oily, slightly thin in the back and light carbonation.
D-this is a decent sour, nothing very good here. the nose was much more integrated, the taste started to become slightly flabby and it lacked the tight dry body I enjoy in a good sour.
jtclockwork (6930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours dark black. Brown head. Nose/taste of oak, dark chocolate, wild yeast and sour cherry. Taste has lots of medicinal qualities. Light acidity. Medium body.
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Surprisingly dark, nearly black, large foamy light tannish head, nice lacing.   Strong woody aroma, very much infused with cherries.   Smells so friggen good!!!   Very smooth on the tongue, not real sour, mainly tart, a bit of dryness but its minor, woody, again minor, with a moderate sweetness.   Its a big bag of moderate wood, cherry, and tartness, with a nice mix of sweetness.   This is good sh1t!   As it warms, it becomes even smoother.   This beer is very approachable.   Its not real sour, nor real tart, has a slight dryness, woody, with some nice cherry aspects, almost chocolate covered!   Good body, smooth mouthfeel.   I held onto this one for a long time, and I am glad I did (year and a half?).   Fairly mellow, but very smooth.   Not big, heavy, bright... but just right.   Clean, with a nice crisp clean finish, tart, woody, with lingering unripened cherries.   This totally hit the spot as a night capper!   Only wished it was a bit more KAPOW with the heat.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dark deep brown color ale with a nice thick brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with light dry fruits notes. Taste is a quite complex mix with great notes of Zinfandel and dry plums with light residual sweetness. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very complex mix between the wine barrel and the dark Belgian ale used as the base beer.