Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Golden Road Grand Opening. Rating #16. Very dark cola pour. Aroma was pretty sour with a bit of sweet fruitiness. Flavor was a little sweet, nice pucker to it as well. Not too shabby. (1950)
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a fizzy white head. Strong sour battery acid and chocolate aroma and taste with a lip puckering tart as fuck finish. Whoo.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at GABF. Pours a deep and murky brown with thin head that is light tan. Nose presents as tart and of honey. Caramel malt seems to be here in spades and some lacto, hint of balsamic. On tasting, tends too much to the sweet side, overshadowing a decent acidity. Hint of vinegar and caramel. Not really a fan of this one.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours dark brown with minimal head. aroma of tart cherry, vinegarette, funk, and some vinous characteristics. has a slight sweetness to the finish. flavor of bold black cherry and concord grape. tart and full of oak. some layered malt in the end. another fantastic avery sour.
dnstone (2048) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart, balsamic aroma. Murky, deep-brown with off-white head. Tart yet malty flavor with an acidic finish.
drjay44 (2351) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 8/17/11. Production 198 cases. Pours a thin, beige lasting head, with medium lacing, over a slightly hazy, reddish brown (SRM 30) body....nose is vinous with light lactic and acetic acids, cherry, raisin, funk....taste is dried cherry, fig, raisin, light wine, cocoa, all accompanied by medium lactic acid tones, funk, finishing with a sour bite....mouth feel almost chewy, alcohol hidden, carbonation adds a creamy sensation, and then a final light acid spritz. This is well balanced, complex, deliciously sour. Wonderful beer. BJCP 9/3/16/5/8
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Available from the bottle at Euclid Hallís Midnight Breakfast, 2011 GABF Thursday. Dark dark brown, with an aroma of sour dark earthiness, very dark stone fruit tones, and sour oak. Big bright sourness, nearly puckering, with notes of red wine, oak, spicy earth malts, and sour dark fruitiness. Intense alcohol tones and almost too sour overall. But the flavor was ok.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. rich and beefy wood nose, slightly acetic with brown sugar and fig pleasantries. immensely well-rounded nose expressing thoughts of earthy mushrooms, over-ripe figs and pureed brown sugar squash. incredibly unlike any of the other sours in the barrel-aged line. rich and tangy approach, drying late with a well-timed explosion of carbonation, lightening the body and stimulating the palate with browned banana and fig esters and strong acid. lingering finish of vinegaríd-apples and sour cream lactic acid, which is remarkably belgian-like. this is the one iíve been waiting for.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a few bottles (at GABF. The second keg they were planning on pouring at the festival was apparently stolen). Pours with a hazed brown body with a tan head. Outstanding and complex aroma featuring strong vinous notes, spicy, pepper, red wine, rich malt, brandy, caramel, funk and a good sourness. Flavors are very strong on the lactic side, bright fruit notes, vinous, slightly peppery red wine. Very awesome. Big bodied, vinous and lactic finish with lively carbonation. Great stuff!
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Ugly clearish brown, light watery tan head... Smells bad, can anyone say toss an infected brown in a wine barrel, nutty with a red wine tannic finish... Tastes equally bad, strangely puckering sour, vinegar, dark fruits and body odor, this is just terrible