potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown brown with thin but lasting tan brown head. Aroma has that sweet apple sauce lacto Avery sour thing (see all sour series). Then goes acetobacter acids (almost balsamic vinegar) which dovetails with a heavy sweet wine fruitiness and a touch of that bourbon vanilla. Dont really catch the rum in their, but dark rummish fruits ( plum, dates,) do come forward in the flavor profile. Lacto tongue feel that lingers sour and coats the palate. Sweet more than lactic on the taste. A beautiful blend of spritzier fruits from the wine meet the darker fruits with delicacy, but as the beer warms it becomes more sweet than my likings. Yep, "they are who we thought the were!"
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"3500 baby! This sour ale was significantly sour and acidic, as most of Avery’s sours have been. Dark malts and all kinds of barrel complexity, all complementing the base beer. Some vinous notes from the red wine, and more bourbon presence than the others, though I’m sure we’d be able to tell if they were absent."
marcus (6578) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Tap & Handle. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a magnificent sour brown flavor with a lot of substance and a lot of sour. Almost, but not quite puckeringly sour.
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hmmm....judging from the recent ratings seems to be some bottle variation on this one. Cellared at 50 degrees since release from brewery. Cap comes off with a puff....thick pillowy slowly fading head. Great carbonation. Sour wood, red fruit, red wine barrel on the nose. Tart red fruit (cranberry, currant), pineapple flavors, lemon tartness, and red wine elements. Delicious stuff.
Beerman6686 (4404) - 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 (1653) - 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 (4971) - 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 (1087) - 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 (6702) - 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.
Sarlacc83 (772) - 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 it’s a bit dense and oily.
O: Enjoyable, but I’d like a touch more sweetness for balance and a slight reduction in ABV to loosen the strings a bit more.
GT2 (8506) - San Diego County, 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 it’s still spicy and salty. Some steak and dark fruit plum and chocolate. Not bad.