deyholla (5372) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to the Dood! Pours a deep reddish amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong dry red wine note with acidic red fruits and a good amount of barrel. Flavor starts with strong sour red grapes and a dry red wine note with a bit of barrel backing.
writerljberg (394) - Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Chris. Thanks!
A: An almost lifeless mahogany with red/purple edges. Head fizzes out quickly. Could be a lot more enticing.
N: Deep oak, acetone, vinegar, and cherry. Vinous wine grape as well as sweet red grapes. Some leather and a touch of tobacco leaf.
T: Puckering sourness and a very, very sharp acidity. Some light sweetness and more of the acetone/vinegar. A bit sulfuric.
M: Alcohol is well hidden. Body is spritzy and biting, and itís a bit dense and oily.
O: Enjoyable, but Iíd like a touch more sweetness for balance and a slight reduction in ABV to loosen the strings a bit more.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL from the reserve list at Blue Palms. Dark near black pour with lower tan foam. Clear ruby highlights. Chocolate and black cherry nose, saltwater, plum. Hot acetic taste. More saltwater, balsamic vinegar. Eh. Drinkable but super salty. Some dark cherry and chocolate save the taste, but itís still spicy and salty. Some steak and dark fruit plum and chocolate. Not bad.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to adnielsen. Bottled June 14, 2012. Totally hazy muddy dark brown / slightly red color. Minimal off-white head. Minimal lace. Awesome dark spicy fruit aroma, complex tannins and barrel notes, some spicy barrel flavors, light vanilla. Awesome complex barrel influences here, plays well with the natural, tart dark fruit. Awesome big tart sour taste, just short of puckering, I like that. Just a light acidic bite in the finish. Medium to bigger body. Lightly dry finish. Love the complexity of the different barrel notes in this, I feel like you can savor each individually, each shine in a balanced way. Awesome, complex barrel aged beer
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a tiny beige head. Aroma brings out a mix of different barrels, with red wine and bourbon upfront, with a touch of rum further back - along with a touch of toffee and subtle tart red fruits. Flavour brings out red wine notes upfront, with the bourbon in the back and not much of the rum detectable. Thereís also some tart red fruits, sort bloke a Flanders red. The blend is done quite well, with the wine winning out on the flavours mostly. Finishes on notes of vinegar, slight red fruits and red wine. Dry, tart mouthfeel with a fairly thin body. Great stuff.
pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via trade. Pours out a deep brownish, ruby hue with a solid amount of carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma is of very complex, some grape notes, barrel, tart cherries, light acidic notes. Taste is equally complex, sweet/tart cherries, funk, woodsy barrel, light dried fruits, sweetness, light molasses, mild alcohol, lingering tartness. Wow! Super complex.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown, flat. Nose of chocolate, fruit, funk, vinegar, oak barrel. sour and acetic, cherr, fruit, wood, wine. COmplex flavors that are not immediately likeable but grew on me until I was digging it a lot.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by stevemastny- thanks again, Steve! Pours a ruby-brown color with a small tan head. Notes of tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, grapes, and oak. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sour, funky mouthfeel. Not a ton of bourbon barrel character here, so the alcohol is sneaky. Good sour brown.
Errl (1086) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to wchesser; Pour is brown with a light tan head...Nose is Grapes, barrel, tart, sugar, alcohol..Taste is warming, bugs, dry oak, vanilla, leather.
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from notes - small 250 ml bottle - tasted at Sloshfest. Pours light brown with reddish hue. Small head. Aroma of rumftopf cherries, some funky barnyard and nice subtle sourness. Light body with some complexity from the wood. overall a very nice beer