potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby Brown with little head fading to nothing. Aromas of musty, earthy, horse blanket funk. Like that destroyed, beer spilled, college couch, that’s aroma gained your respect and appreciation as the spills aged, or like that second whiff you take of dead deer after a first whiff leaves you appalled, this beer reminds us of our appreciation for funk. Then comes grape notes, bigger vanillas, sweetness and tart rhubarb, and cranberry juice with maybe a whiff of diacetyl--reinforced in the flavor--giving a somewhat palate expanding but understated presence. Peppery and tannic. Flavor starts like a grape soda, thin on the palate but blows up tannic, all red wine tongue and throat coating, leaving that leathery dry tongue feel I associate with reds. The almost buttery/honey sweet back note is played down by the lactic (and maybe acetic) acid presence, both which play up the beers Gamey meat pairings. Along with lactic textures and almost vinegary notes, earthy soil, a touch cheesy (running aged goat cheeses). Grapes play a big role in flavors initial pop, which includes a touch of acidity sourness upfront, but mellows into those mouth covering spicy, peppery, tannic redwine notes. Any talk of butyric acid playing a role in this beers I believe is mislead. If anything I believe the capric acid and maybe some lacto give a firm cream to it, gives a goat cheese, smelly work socks smell too it, but upon this second tasting (this tasting being my second opening of this brew), the goat cheese funk has become slightly more subtle and made room for the growing tartness and apparent acidity.
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sour grape smell. Nasty alcohol and red wine taste. I wasn’t a fan of this one at all.
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, a huge thanks, and a welcome change after a week in Germany. Hazy deep amber maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma has vinous vanilla, cherry, plum. Taste is fruity port wine, lots of barrel, vanilla, tannins. Really delicious.
McNeillR (1392) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich bright vinious red, headless. Warming wine nose, juicy. Similarly excellent initial taste, soft and cherry plum tartness. Chummy mouthfeel, very easy going mouthfeel without being overly rich or tart. Finishes a soft tartness.
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BenH (2621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Big funky aroma, berries, oak, wine. Taste of berries, funky, wine. Nicely sour.
allmyvinyl (4494) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy reef brown with no real head. Aromas of sherbety funk, red wine, barrels. Taste is red grape, musty, woody. Sweet sherbety finish. Odd, but good.
Stuu666 (4140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy ruby, nose is red wine, berries, oaky, taste is light sournesss, fruity, bitter, grapes.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home .. copper .. thin white lacing ... soft fruits ... massive red wine ... soft funk nose ... tart red wine fruits .. soft fruits ... too much red wine tanains for me.
djd07 (3982) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a cloudy amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong funk, wood, and grape. Medium mouthfeel with nice tartness, oak, funk, dry finish. Very good.
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale has a wonderful almost candied aroma. It's taste was delicious but palate was a little flatter than I expected. It was alright.
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ As Avery Barrel-Aged Series 11 - Recolte Sauvage ].
Clear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, berry, wood, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet candy, sweet malt, sweet wine - cherry, dry. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic.