CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429: Pours a transparent deep mahogany amber with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Has a complex tart vinous oaky nose with some red grapes and light sweetness. Starts with good fullness and light carbonation with a mild sweetness that quickly dries out giving way to vinous red wine and light tartness with some earthy oaky funkiness in the finish. Slightly warming, but otherwise quite drinkable with good complexity.
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL thanks to Thorpe429. Pours flat brune. Nose is puppy breath. Taste is mild acid, tannic, bland. More like unsweetened ice tea. Maybe a buttery merlot nose. Small diacetyl. Mild butyric acid. Not sour really.
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ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet caramel and cherry nose with a fair amount of plastic. Taste is very sweet, lightly sour, cherry juice, bandaid and slightly medicinal.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown with no head. Sweet syrupy maple and caramel with toffee. Bland and muddled. Syrupy palate with a sweet finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cleary brown pour with a red tint. Aroma has lots of alcohol and toasted malt. Notes of red wine. Red wine flavor. Some nutty toasted malt. Dry finish. Noticeable oak.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear brown-garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous/cabernet, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, light sour/funk, caramel. No carbonation, some stickiness.
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark reddish pour, with thin off-white head. Red grape, lots of cab wine, oak, a bit earthy, light vinegar, and some notes of brett funk. Decent, very wine like.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark red color with a small off-white head. Holy crap does this smell sweet. Intense grape aroma and just as much sweet jam kind of smell. Lots of berry type notes to it (blackberry and boysenberry, mostly). The flavor is no different. Intense sugary sweetness with berry jam and overripe grapes dominating. Some red wine, a bit of wood, and minimal tartness to break up the sweetness.
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, cheers, Aaron! Pouts a brown with cab sav highlights. Nose is tart red grapes, slight vinegar, some vinous qualities, and wood. Flavor is similar with front end red wine, wood and slight vinegar in the mid, and lingering red wine in the finish of this medium-bodied beaut.
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Fielding (58) - - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a big fan of sour ales. Luckily this doesn’t taste like one. Appreciated the dark fruit notes in the aroma and flavor. Beautiful deep red-brown color.