IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bistro BABF. Nose is funky, fruity raisins, and woodiness. Lightly hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Flavor is funky with caramel and oaky vanilla.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand bottled from Charleston Beer Exchange. Red wine-like aromas, rich berry aromas, raspberry, dark cherry with hints of vanilla hints of tartness. Pours a dark red almost brown with a thin white head. Tart and malty upfront, with a great fruitiness, dark raspberries, tart cherries oaky with vanilla notes, just the right amount of tartness and funk.
dnstone (2046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A light brett sourness on the aroma. Unfiltered apple cider appearance. Lighter ale flavor with an apple cider-like finish...maybe some wood notes.
Notes: On tap at the Pints for Prostates/Denver Rare Beer Tasting at Wynkoop Brewing Co, 2009 Great American Beer Fest
According to Adam "It canít go bad, itís already bad!"
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the 4th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/14/2009. This sour ale pours a medium brown color form the tap. Medium to full white sized foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, tart and funk. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and tart, sour and funky. Nice balance. Touch of wood. Very smooth tasting for all that is going on here. Nice blend of beer and barrels. Some funk, some fruit and some wood. Is this really the last barrel of this beer in existence? If so, it may be time to mix up a new batch. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Wynkoop Brewery 25/09/2009
Sour fruit aroma. Mid brown coloured hazy in appearance fruity and sour with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward. Only 5.8 -bals produced? Wow, I feel special now. This was supposedly the last keg ever in existence. So if I were an 8-year-old version of myself, Iíd be saying "neener neener" or something like that. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is red wine, wood, red berries, and bretty funk. Very nice. Flavor is very vinous, along with cherry and raspberry notes, port, oak barrels, brett, and some lactic sourness. Palate is mildly acidic with medium body and low carbonation, very wine-like really. Best beer Iíve ever had...thatís named after a cartoon character...maybe.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bistro Barrel Aged festival 09. Last keg in existence? With a description like that, I had to give this one a shot. Brown pour with a small head. Sweet malty and funky aroma with plenty of brett character, wine, and oak. The flavor is a bit hot with alcohol and has a nice clean sourness. Brett is also apparent, and adds a rather modest leathery twang. Malty, but also dried out by the wild stuff. Good flavors overall, but I think this just dried out a bit too much to the point where the alcohol got to be a little too present. I could see myself really liking this a lot if it were of more modest strength.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Pours a murky brown color; light tan head with good retention and mixed-bubbled lacing. Pleasant amounts of tart red fruits, raspberries, citrus; nicely complex sourness in the nose; quite nice. Medium mouthfeel: lots of complex light tartness, ripe red fruits (strawberries, cherries) with some bandaid notes, citrus, and overripe notes as well; low tartness, but not flabby, solid, and better than the Platypus. Medium finish: red fruits, toastiness, no alcohol. Decent.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Bistro BA Fest. Pours dark brown. Smells funky and sour. Medium body and mild carbonation. Flavor is funky, and mixed dark flavors. Finishes very tasty.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Poured dark brown with a thin beige head and a sour malt aroma. The flavor is also a bit sour, but not as much as I expected based on the blended elements. The brett was noticeable, but not overwhelming, and there were notes of prune and treacle and a winey sensation.