HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle from TheDude. Bottled 8/17/11. Thanks man! Dark brown pour with a small, tan head that ends up just as a rim around the glass. Aroma of oak, tart cherries, funk, dust. Mild red fruits. Flavor is tart, funky, lots of red berries, raspberries, cherries. Earthy funk enveloped by wet wool. Lactic sourness comes out as you drink. Strong cabernet coming out as well. Light carbonation, slick body, finishes very sour. Avery is making some of the most unique and interesting beers in their Barrel-Aged series and nobody seems to be talking about them for some reason.
douglas88 (7582) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cool beer. 12 ounce bottle at Hamiltons. Pours a dark murky brown/red color with a small white head. The aroma is tart cherries, oak, wine. The flavor is a rich tart Flemish brown, oak, cherries, very tart and tasty. Some brown sugar. Very good.
deyholla (8848) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ari. Pours dark ruby red with no head. Aroma has a good amount of Cabernet and oak with a bit of backing red fruit and tartness. Flavor begins with dark red fruit that grows in tartness and has a light backing Cabernet and oak.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of daknole - Pours a brown color with a 2/3 finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is slight tart fruit. The flavor ing quite a bit more tart. Again it’s fruit with a hint of chocolate. Finish is TART. Medium body. A pretty nice Sour. Thanks Dak.
Sammy (9972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A masterful creation, and i must say the nexus of wine and beer, and oak. Somewhat cherry, tannic but not unpleasantly so. Red body with fast disappearing head. Thanks Jason B.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter. Bottled Aug 17th, 2011.
2.5 A: Very dark brown, nearly black color. Just about a half finger of fizzy head that fell quickly and left just traces of lacing.
4.0 S: I wondered if this was aged in white or red zinfindel barrels, but one whiff quickly answered that (red). Big vinous grape component with a strong acetic acidity. Earthy and animal funk with a rotting log undertone. Oaky with lots of cherry fruitiness and toasty malts.
4.0 T: Interesting mix of acetic and lactic acid. The acetic hits you hard and quick at the start. Then the tangy lactic sets in, giving peachy and cherry fruitiness. Vinous grape again. Oaky with a mild vanilla component and surprsingly little tannins. Earthy and fruity funk.
4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation. Very smooth despite the acidity.
4.0 D: I definitely enjoyed this. Lots of good flavors with a nice balance of acidity and funk.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2012 00:09:50
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. Hazy brown pour with ring of khaki head. Lightly tart cherry woody funk on the nose. Dark sour cherries, some acidity. A little thin on the palate. This was a very decent sour.
JoeTheYounger (1173) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by evilinagoodway. Dark cola brown pour. Super tart berries. Taste is super sour and blackberry jam. Great sour.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/red pour, tan head quickly recedes. Aroma of sourdough, cherry, strawberry/blackberry jam. Very tart on the front palate moving on to a burst of sour and slowly fading to a dry, tart mouthfeel. Another remarkable beer from Avery’s Barrel-Aged Series... we’ll see how they age!
corby112 (2679) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger beige head that immediately settles into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
funky, acetic aroma with a strong barrel presence, some dark malt and an off-putting nail polish remover character. As it warms the acetic notes are countered by toasted oak, roasted malt and vinous fruit.
Medium bodied with a harsh acetic acid presence that overpowers things at first. Tart and puckering with a slightly overwhelming vinegar flavor that lingers well after the finish. As it warms the dark malt and wine barrel character start to develop. Hints of toasted oak and vinous fruit with some grape and other dark berries. That being said, the acetic quality is just too strong making this beer tough to drink.