TheAlum (4989) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Two 9 oz draft courtesy of the TB Hop Juice release (Warrenville, IL) poured into an imperial pint glass. Baller! Enjoyed with Headbanger. Pours a dark brown with some ruby red notes, big lucious tannish head, laces well, almost opaque. Aromas are a nice sour tartness, funky brett, some smooth dark malts and fruit. Initial is tart up front, brett and barnyard funk. Throws some good malty sweetness in there, moving to a good fruity sourness, medium bodied, packing exceptional sessionability. The sourness is clearly noticeable, but not overly powerful. Instead, tartness and a bit of funk are clearly defined, an assortment of wine barrel as well. This is an amazingly sessionable sour, the alcohol stands back, as tartness, fruity citrus and dark fruit goodness come throw, darker yet not roasty malts are discernible, caramel and biscuit. Finish is sour, tart, a little empty on the palate but the tartness coats the mouth well. Top notch underpowered, but tasty sour.
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!
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by BrewEngineer at Butters Slutfest 2.0, Richmond, VA, 4.23.11. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of tart berry notes with a slightly vegetal finish and some sugar. The taste is tart berries, a slight vegetal note and a bit of coconut, surprisingly. Medium bodied. Interesting beer.
obguthr (3317) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Butters’ Slutfest: Sour cherry and sour apple nose. CHestnut brown, clear thin yellow head. Tastes like it smells, sour but not as much as expected. Exquisite.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Slutfest 2.0. Wow. Crazy sour. smells better than it tastes. cinanamen. dark rum, spicy cedar. good stuff. Very interesting. Overly carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Avery - GABF) rich crimson/ruby deep in color, effervescent bubbles and absolutely EXCELLENT lacing. Nose of sour cherry, tobacco, funk, very acetic, vinegar. Taste is acetic, vinaigrette dressing, pipe tobacco, sweet cherry, and citrus flavors. Fine carbonation, sweet cherry linger and some white grapes as well. Smells great, but a bit sweet overall.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Avery. I think this is the last keg. Pours a velvety brown with a wispy head. Nose is just out of this world good. Tart cherries, a little smoke, backed up with a really nice barnyard from the variouswild yeasts. Flavor is different, yet great, every sip. FIrst, the malty sour shines, then dark forest fruits, then there;s some raspberry, then a little peppery sour strawberry, then just a hint of the avery signature bitterness. This is a gem.
daknole (8013) - 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.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is caramel, light funk, yeast, sour mash. Taste is lightly sour, caramel, and yeast.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with an off-white head. Malt and light wine aroma. Tart flavor with oak, wine, fruit, and malt. Mediumb odied. Tart wine flavor lingers with oak, berry fruit, and malt.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Sour Fest. Clear dark brown with small white head. Aroma of woodiness, sweet malts, funky brett and light alcohol. Taste is malty for a sour. Big malt backbone supports funky brett taste; sweetness from malts is balanced by sourness from brett. Medium carbonation, medium bodied.