TopTekeUWM (25) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 GABF Taproom. Color is a brown to red with a white head. Mouthfeel on this beer was a big in both malts and carbonation. Clean sour and dry finish. Nose had a mix of fruits and sour notes. I also picked up some of the alcohol in the nose. Simply amazing beer.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample poured by Adam Avery at The Denver Rare Beer Tasting event during GABF week on 9/25/09... Voltron is an amazing blend of 5 superb special Avery beers... pours a murky brown with a tan head... big sour / brett nose... good level of carbonation throughout... medium body... sour up front, smooth on the sides and light and soft on top... there is a hint of citrus on the finish as well as a big wood presence.... very well balanced and a true pleasure. Thanks Adam!
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest. Pours dark brown with a nice frothy beige head. Nose is tart chocolate cherries, slightly nutty. Charred wood and roasty, earthy malts add to the taste. Roasty, tart finish.
zizzybalubba (1536) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at the Avery Taproom in Boulder, CO during GABF week, 2009. Reddish-brown pour (looks the color of tea). Oak, sour cherry, and lemon aroma. Tart lemon, cherry, vinegar, and wood flavor. An outstanding, complex sour ale.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery, GABF ’09.
Pours a deep black with mahogany highlights and a cherry cedar, strawberry jam, and a slight raspberry nose. Flavor is saison sour with red wine; also noted are haystack cherries and further wine notes highlighted by a sweet oakiness. Feels like a thousand hands massaging my tongue. Even this Transformers purist enjoys it.
dnstone (2269) - 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 can’t go bad, it’s already bad!"
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of horseblanket, leather, dark fruit and some vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a tart finiish. Flavors of horseblanket, leather, toffee, cherry and light vanilla with a smooth lingering tart funky finish.
daknole (9694) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Maltzilla just kills it with another rare gem. Thanks for letting me pull this out of your cellar and into the cooler! Pours a brown color. Aroma hits with funky red wine notes, grapes, black cherries, earthy malts, light tartness. Flavor is just a wonderful mix of grapes, red wine, dark tart cherries, earth, wood, light vinegar...tons of flavors that actually come together and make this a true drinking experience.
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of the best beers I had on an evening of stellar brews. Very interesting layers both in aromas and in flavors. The dark fruit and horse blanket were some of the 1st things that hit your nose, and as those recede you definitely get some vinous qualities . . . barrel, tannins, vanillin, the whole enchilada. The palate followed pretty much along the same lines, though with less of the vanilla notes, a bit more oak and leather but definitely dominated by the massive cab wine barrels, and sour fruit deliciousness. Awesome beer!
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, at Monk’s Cafe on 4/17/09. Pours deep murky brown, capped with a big tan head. Beautiful musty, wild yeast aroma with vinous qualities, and highlights of wood, overripe fruit, wet leather, and tannins. Flavor of dark fruit, leather, tobacco, oak, wild yeast and, tannins. Dry tangy finish. This was interesting and I really enjoyed it, but the flavor didn’t come close to living up to the aroma. I love the name.