callmemickey (2091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Dark ruby red body, large off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is oaky, with some vinous notes, dark fruits, light must, and hints of tartness. Flavor is typified by oak and dark fruits, Moderate acidity, dryness, must and a medium to full body. Gentle carbonation, nice crisp finish with a little acidity.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat sour and lightly funky nose. Hazy auburn pour witha light head and nice lace. Tart sour vinnegratte, soft funkyness, light maltyu sweetness, ligering bretty band aid, some bourbon heat and sweetness as well. Not that awesome. Mostly vinegratte and soft funk.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. Dark orange brown appearance with a tan head. Mildly sour brown malty nose with hints of whiskey and wine. Light bourbon, oak, mild to moderate sour flavor with a dry vinous finish.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft tonight at Monk’s Cafe.
Pours a dark ruby/cherry red color with mahogany edges when held to the light and a 1.5 finger creamy off-white head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic spots of lacing behind.
Tart, funky aroma with lots of earthy oak, vinous dark fruit, dry bret and lacto. Although there is a lot of funk and barrel character, the base beer elements shine through with lots of vinous dark fruit. Hints of dark cherry, grape, raisin, fig and plum. There’s also a lactic cream presence in the nose.
Medium bodied with lots of tart, puckering funk, earthy oak, lactic cream and vinous dark fruit. Very dry, tart and sour up front with dry bret effervescence, pedio and lacto funkiness that linger throughout nto a bone dry fnish. This is complimented mid-palate by a lactic cream character that adds complexity and fullness to the mouthfeel. The quad used as the base beer makes itself know with hints of vinous dark fruit, sweet malt and subtle alcohol flavor. I’m picking up hints of tart, dark cherry, plum, raisin and grape. There s faint alcohol flavor but the ABV s excellently masked wth no warmth n the finish. I would have never guessed that this beer is 10.5%. This s a complex and very quaffable beer that I really enjoyed.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Avery on 9/19/10. light red pour with deep orange hues and a 1 finger creamy white head. sour nose with notes of barrels, belgian yeast and candi sugar. medium to full body with lots of wood, vanilla, lactic acid, and slight whiskey notes. tart acidic finish with more wood, Belgian yeast and dark fruits. nice rare sour!
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap GABF week, in 2009. Pours dark rusty brown with orange highlights. Aroma of cherry, vinegar, leaves, caramel, citrus and oak. Flavor of caramel, toast, cherry, mustard, vinegar and oak. Finishes with mild bitterness and a flavor of caramel and dry oak. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy, bubbly and fizzy, creamy and not much heat.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Sour Fest. Murky brown with tan head. Aroma of woodiness, funk, pungent fruit, basement musk. Taste is oakey and has caramel-booze notes. Palate has moderate carbonation. Finishes with salivating sourness. Awesome.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th October 2008. On tap at the Falling Rock. A lively sour ale. Dry finish - a little woody as well. This capped an evening of splendid Avery brews.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged fest in Hayward. Pours a wine-like deep reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma is red wine, leather, oak, and dark fruit. Flavor is great with tart red wine, currants,red berries, whiskey, brett, and spice. Slightly acidic. Palate is fairly flat, like a red wine, with mild acidity and medium body. Overall very good.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Dark caramel colored pour with a soapy white head. Sour tartness, wood and bourbon aroma. Flavor is leather, sour, cherries. Quite tasty.