AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review Eight Hundred! Received this in a trade from Dak. Enjoyed at 60 Degrees F in a wine glass.
A - Poured a raisin dark brown. 1 finger reddish brown head produced but faded instantly. Itís a very low carbonation, still beer.
S - I get a red balsamic vinegar up front. This is followed by cherries and cranberry juice.
T - Loads of bitter tannins up front. The back of my throat sort of chokes on the amount of acetic acids in this beer. It makes me choke because, while tasting, Iím trying to move the beer around on my tongue and the acidity is way too much. At the finish, I get oak, cherries and more red wine notes.
M - Light body, light carbonation. Not a lot going on with mouth feel and I canít pick up the rum, bourbon or chardonnay at all.
O - This is the most vinegar heavy flanders red Iíve ever had. Itís disappointingly high acid profile on par with drinking balsamic vinegar itís just too much. A bummer and nothing like any other flanders Iíve had.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow this one was pretty rough. Poured a ruby red color with a small off whtie head. Aroma was of super sour vinegar and rotting vegetables and bourbon. Falvo was pretty similar, mouth puckering, vinegar, odd saltiness and barrel. Just weird and not in a good way.
artmcd8 (1300) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to hornydevil. Pours a clear brownish yellow without much of a head. Honey-like aroma with slight vinegar in there. Taste is mostly acetic. Super sour to the point that it produces phlegm.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the March 2014 Pittsburgh Ratebeer gathering. +++ sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sour, tart, acidic, astringent and vinegary. The flavor was tart, and astringent with notes of vinegar, caramel and nut. Long tart and astringent vinegar finish. Light body. Disappointing.
olr1984 (918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to pat. Pours a dark dark red almost purple with a thin off white head. Wine oak and dark fruit aroma. Taste is the same, as it warms a bit of a bourbon taste comes out.
deyholla (5972) - 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 (487) - 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 (7884) - Carlsbad, 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 (5025) - 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 (5368) - 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 (2402) - 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.