onceblind (6053) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky reddish copper, no head. Nice complex sour aroma of whiskey, dark fruits, toffee, slight acidity and slight sourness. Flavor is the same in every good way. Boozy woody dark fruity malts, toffee, some whiskey tones, raisins and cherries, slight sour acidity, with a boozy sweet finish. Basically tasted like the beer form of a whisky sour with some fruity esters from the Reverend base.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, vinous, wood, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, toffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and nuts.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark almost purple looking pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of lots of grapes, dark fruits and berries, slight hint of weird vanilla with some funky notes, as some odd oak and vanilla come through as well. Taste was even more all over the place, weird grape and berry notes went into a weird oaky vanilla, from the bourbon I assume, hint of dark fruit and a slight funkiness, some vinous notes as well. Interesting idea, but not well executed.
wchesser (1573) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Avery during a BA release. Red wine and wood nose. Nice brownish-toned magenta with minor lacing. Palate is rounded out by the Salvation influence which also adds nice clean citrus to the finish. Peach and apricot from the Salvation is not really noticeable-this is a Recolte-influenced wild ale first with nice acid, wine barrel, and tame brett, with Salvation just providing a fuller palate and toning down the sour edges. Fun and highly drinkable.
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery poured a hazy reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, dark fruit, light carmel, light grape and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, tobacco, light grape and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering tobacco finish.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery. Pours with a hazed amber-bronze hued body with a off-white head. Aromas are fruity, estery, grapes, light bourbon and some vinous notes. Flavors are sweet, jammy, juicy, vinous, lightly peppery oak, deep malt character. Light bubbles, well hidden alcohol. Quite tasty.
That1Guy (2101) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A combination sour, bourbon, wine, something? Something else. One of the most original machinations of beer I have ever tasted. Pours deep hazy red with a nice head. Should be muddy considering the flavor bill, but every flavor is distinct and excellent. No idea how that works, but I’m okay with that. A fuckin flavor kick in the teeth, throat, groin, and brain because it doesn’t make sense.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ taproom. Garnet and hazy. Smells like wine yeast and homebrewed wine that is still green. Decent carbonation level. A bit too hot for its own good. Is very sweet like it hasn’t even all fermented yet. But then also has grain alcohol character too. Stronger than it is flavorful. Is quite plonky overall.
Sledutah (6246) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Falling Rock, GABF weekend
Appearance: Clear reddish amber with a medium off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Tart berries and cheese
Taste: Tart fruit, vanilla and woody
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Falling Rock during GABF week on 9/30/11. deep amber pour with a slim off white head. sweet nose with layers of wine, dark fruit, light bourbon and oak. medium body with bourbon, vanilla, oak and sweet sugar. dry warming finish.