vyvvy (4135) - 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 (5011) - 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 (3710) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3270) - 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 (203) - 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 (1702) - Florida, 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 (464) - 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 (5840) - Indiana, 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!
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow this is great, deep fruity barrel flavors, extremely complex I really good stuff