Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber color with a fizzy off white head from a 12 ounce bottle. Aroma is very oak/wine/sour with some malt and caramel, very complex. Flavor is very sour but very smooth with some wine and oak. Finish is astringent but awesome. Mouth feel is dry and sour and carbonation is average. Overall this is a delicious beer.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a reddish hue and a small tan head. The aroma has caramel, cabernet, blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries and a really nice tartness. Very complex and as wine notes are noticed than beer. Medium body that has a sharp crispness to it and small amount of subdued carbonation. The flavor starts off with sharp tartness that has the berry / fruit notes on the aroma. There is a malt backing it, but its not as assertive as it is on the aroma. The finish has a smooth maltiness that comes in and reminds you its a beer and smooths out the flavor a lot. There is a spiciness that is somewhere between phenolic, hoppy and minerals, so not sure what’s contributing. Fruit sharpness lingers for quite a while. Excellent beer. I was debating about opening a beer or wine and this nicely met both tastes.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Murky deep copper pour with a fizzy tan head which disappears almost immediately. Aroma of wood & cherries. Tart right off the bat, gives you that pinch at the back of your jaw. Fruit is very present along with the funky sourness. Mellows to a nice winey flavor, with the barrel quite present. Pretty interesting.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased somewhere in Kentucky and drank in the hotel. Clear reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of raspberry, funk and sour cherry. Sweet raspberry flavor followed by funk, sourness and oak before a tart raspberry finish.
RobertDale (3300) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of tart fruit, and a touch of vinegar. Taste is tart cherries, tart raspberries, wine, vinegar, and oak. Very nice Sour Ale.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bootle. pleasant dusty tart cherries. carmalized brown sugar. red wine oak. tart apple raspberry chocolate covered cherry dessert. pretty dry my brothers. a touch puckering, one might say. tart sour apples. fun. good enough.
nbondi (200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burnt amber, nose of oak, raspberry, rubber, medium body, good carbonation. Raspberry, red wine, oak, dusty cellar. Raspberry shines through beautifully. Fantastic.
rbrazell (1574) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Proof. Hazy mahogany pour with a small tan head. Lactic sourness, oak, cherry, raspberry, plum, lemon, sourdough and hay in the aroma. Tart, acidic dark fruits, raspberry, lemon peels, lactic acid, hay, sourdough, woody oak and a touch of malt. Medium bodied and strong tart ending. Wonderfully balanced. Great beer.
stevencon (418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks rbrazell! Dirty ruby brown color with no head, slight collar of bubbles. aroma of wood leather cherry and vinegar, definitely sour! Starts a bit sweet and the full sour kick. Tannic leather and wood. Very good stuff.
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy Flanders-esque amberish brown with very thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Smells solid; raspberries, Cabernet, oak, and mild funk. Tastes like it smells, only better and more robust, with a nice sour, lively mouthfeel. Good stuff!