thornecb (5365) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 3 years. Pours mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Sour cherry aromas. Thin with tart cherry pit from front to back. Lasting cherry and vanilla finish.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget.
Pours clear red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has oak, caramel, viniousness, red apple peel, calvados notes. Lowish carbonation, dry and lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is light, good tartness, caramel, red apples, red wine. Delicious, elegant, balanced and with a good zestiness to it. Nice.
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thx to hjalmar cons 2011-01-08 Göteborg
AR: sour, horse blanket, nuts
AP: dark amber, wee white head
F. nutty, cherries (almond liqure) maderia, sourness
jtclockwork (13493) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Nose and taste of very tart fruit, wine, fermented cherries and oak barrel. Taste is tarter than most other Bon Chiens I have tasted.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a hazy brown color with only a few white bubbles. There is really nothing you could consider a head on the beer.
The aroma is a mix of brown sugar, caramel malt and some light tartness. The flavor is sour apples, brown sugar and some oak. Thin, watery mouthfeel and low carbonation.
TheBeerGod (5919) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Crown tag shows 00276 and the front label shows 2008 - Blended in January 2009. Murky brown pour with only spotty bubbles on the surface. Aroma is very funky yeast, strong tart berries, lemon juice, sweat, wet leather and wet wood. Taste is big wet woody notes, strong, funky yeast, wet leather, sweat, tart fruit, damp earth and fading malt. Body is light-medium with little to no carbonation and s lick feel. Acidic dryness throughout and a very slight warmth from the 11% ABV. The finish is more wet wood, funky yeast, earthy flavors, sour fruit, lemon juice, sweat, and a light malty note. Nice sour ale!
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to a tasting at Paul’s place. Pours a ruby hazed brown with a thin white head. Big fat sour notes, acid and malt, caramel and soft acid. Almost carbonated, which is more carbonation than most of the Bon Chiens I’ve had. Long big sourness, but not overly harsh. Lingering slow acid and tartness. Quite good.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/9/10. Thanks, Coleman! 750mL bottle. Huge sweet and woody aroma with a dash of sour. Big sweet up front followed by a big cherry pucker and lots of tannic wood.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged 750 from State Line. Pours turbid ruby copper with a lot of carbonation and a fairly big and clinyg head for a beer this big, although the head goes away and stays away as it warms. Aroma of malt, sour mashy cherry, caramel oaky earthy notes, and spicy yeasty funk. Tastes lively and very carbonated with a tart cherry taste, with some malty caramel, oaky, fruity, and cobwebby estery notes as it warms.Very complex, with an evolution toward brown sugary sweetness and more fruity cherry berry red wine grapey notes late, plus tinges of oak, spice, and old aley dank basement. These vintage ADSBC beers are expensive, but they never let me down, and as such I consider them worth every penny.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle (Bottle #276): Aroma of tart fruit, tart cherries, light barnyard, light funk, oak, slight vanilla, light Brett, and some acetone. Poured brown/amber in color with a tiny, tan head that lasted around the edges only. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Flavor is heavily tart and heavily sweet. Tastes of tart cherries, lots of funk, lots of barnyard, oak, slight acetone, slight blue cheese, a bit of malt, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Medium tart, heavily sweet, cherry, barnyard, funk, and light oak finish is slightly dry. 11%ABV is very well hidden throughout.