Huhzubendah (2656) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve had this beer twice now thanks to Darrell and Michael.
The beer appears murky and dark brown / ruby in color. The head is nonexistent. The beer appears still. The aroma offers booze, wood, sour cherries, malt, yeast,a bit of funk. I like the flavor. Complex and tasty, with sour, funky cherries and oak leading the charge. A nice mix of sweet and sour. Light in body and devoid of carbonation, though it fits this beer pretty well. Tannic in nature with a bit of a sharp, harsh alcohol burn in the throat at the conclusion of every sip. Still, overall, this was intriguing and enjoyable, albeit in small quantities.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-12-2012
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from SJ. A full bodied barley wine with notes of wood tart / sour and caramel. A sharp vinegaress bite at the end. Odd, but enjoyable.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a flat ruby brown. Smell is subtle sour fruit, wood. Taste is initially sweet fruit with sour/tart hitting the palate quickly after, boozy oak in the finish. Full body, no carbonation, very interesting.
jandd1983 (2745) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a cloudy ruby color with no head. The aroma was slightly sour with notes of fruit and some wood. The taste was slightly sour with notes of fruit, wood, rum and a hint of hops. The alcohol was very well hidden.
HopTsing (443) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle poured a dark amber brew with a thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma.Medium full bodied with flavor that is both sweet and tart.
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marked 2011. Muddy apple cider color with no head (barrel aged) / Fruity, woody nose of apple and spice / Medium body, soft with carbonation mostly gone, woody and astringent, some sweetness, fruit fading, decent balance and hot finish / Muted, old flavor of oak, baked apple, baking spice, oak, and a hint of rum / Pleasant but mostly dull of flavor with an overly pronounced wood presence.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml 2011
Aroma front alcoholic, aromatic with notes of plum, vinous with hint of spice and molasses. 7+
Appearance poured murky brown with lighter top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : slightly tart, alcoholic, hint of spice. Low carbonation. Chewy texture. Notes of tart cherry.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of fiulijn. Very hazy/cloudy pour on a ruddy amber pour. A thin and fast-fading white head. The nose is very vineous and peppery. Black pepper and some intensely aromatic barrel character. A little bit of barrel character. Vanilla and some spice along with a bright lactic sort of spiciness and a touch of clove. Some soft tartness and a bit of acetic cherry flavour. Soft and fruity with some nice cinnamon and spice. A little bit of light fruit and tartness. Bright and cherryish character with a lingering light funk.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (not the same as pictured)---> tulip, Pours dark ruby amber with zero head. Aroma is very roasty, boozy, with a hint of red wine. Taste is roasted honey with a tad bit of non-offensive booze. Palate is kind of syrupy with no carbonation. Highly enjoyable beer.
rondphoto (2278) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Sergio’s in Louisville. Medium ruby amber with a light haze; persistent rim head, no lace. Taste truly surprises - startsa robustly with a tart & sour fruit / malt collaboration (no pun) that moves smoothly through the finish. A great sipping beer. Also noted: it may be 10%abv, but none of that shows up in the drink.