PartyFowle (452) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep maroon, opaque but fading to lighter orange at the edges. Hardly any head. Molasses, butterscotch, rum, plum and balsamic in the nose. Very oaky. The flavor is akin to a good Flemish red spiked with funky Jamaican rum. Balsamic and cherry blend with sugar cane and oaky vanilla and butterscotch. Smooth bitterness on the sides of the tongue is almost offset with caramel sweetness. Wood rolls in in a big way at the swallow. Medium body; moderate massaging carbonation; no noticeable alcohol. A good beer, but not wildly different from your average Flemish Red.
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Copper colored pour with a small khaki head. Smells like orange, cola, and a slight acetic quality. Some oak, peach, and apple. Not bad. Kind of fruity. The flavor is a little on the sweet side. Lots of cola. Some peach, orange zest, and grapes. Eh, it’s okay I guess.
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugar and balsamic dominate. Tons of rum boozy sweetness and vinegar sharp tartness. These sours are losing me sometimes.
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 11/16/13 from a capped 12oz bottle at our Avery Barrel-Aged tasting. Pours clear fiery orange with a thin white head that leaves a nice collar. The nose is sour and funky with caramel malt that ties into the rum barrel sweetness nicely. The flavor is very sweet and sour with the caramel and rum balancing the lemon acidity, and plenty of funk. The body is full and sticky with light carbonation and a long sour and sweet rum finish.
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rusty brownish red color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is musty, a bit of balsamic, vinous fruit and spicy booze. Palate follows with lots of composted fruit, spicy rum notes and layers of vinegar, sweet tarts, some vinous acidity. Something Im not digging, starts out candy sweet finishes with some aggressive booze.
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sour smell to it. Sour bretty taste but not quite geuzey. It’s solid, but nothing special.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, meh this was odd and challenging to drink. Lots of run and sweetness then bam tart. not balanced at all.
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stuff. Amber pour with some apricot and bretta. Tart finish. Great package. Average carbonation. Wonderful balance. A touch of wood but well integrated. Thanks to Travlr for a taste of this. Bottle pour at Churchkey.
Travlr (15092) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bittle sample at Churchkey. Clear deep amber color, tan edge head. Lovely sour cherry, vanilla, tart berry aroma. Taste is softly sour pitted dark fruit, vanilla, brandy, port wine. Delicious.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark ruby red with a small beige head. Aroma brings out sour dark fruits, light vinegar, rum oak barrels, and wild yeasts -- highly complex stuff. Flavour is very puckering, with tart vinegary dark fruits, some light-to-moderate oak barrels, and a touch of rum. Quite vinegary and tart, but complex and still decently drinkable. Great stuff, just a bit too vinegary for me.