tcane7 (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Memphis. Pours a deep reddish brown with thin beige head and erratic, soapy lace. Nose of caramel, lactic acid, tart cherry, oak, barn, grapes. Medium body, fairly tart.
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Blue monk. dark red with a white head. Nose is dark cherry rinds. Taste is a tart sweet cherrywith lots of oak and cherry skins.
Scopey (5553) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Grassroots, Jacksonville. It pours murky red-brown with a yellow-white head. The nose is oak, vinous, cherry skin, light vinegar, red grape, iron and earth. The taste is smooth, tart, acidic, light vinegar, wood, sour cherry, alcohol bite, granny smith apple, lemon, white grape and damp leaf, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. An elegent balance of flavours.
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at Blue Monk, buffalo NY. raker cherry red color, little carbonation, flat pour. Tart cherry aromas & flavors. pretty acidic. Very tart cherry, red wine notes. Nice fuller mouthfeel. Great
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Lupuloadicto. Red/amberish colour with an off-white head with good lasting. Aroma is very fruty, fresh and acidic. Flavor is quite similar as aroma, with red fruits notes, currants and berries are present, slightly hints of wood. The final is acidic with a good duration and maintaining fruity notes.
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a soft and cloudy red orange with a one finger head. Really nice nose, sour cherry and cherry pit upfront. Lactic acidity and a touch grainy with light apple skins. Very nice acidity to the flavor, prominent but soft on the edges. Tannic wood. Some cherry notes. Medium light body and crisp.
pdx77 (1030) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Deep red color. Aroma of funk, sour cherry and grape. Prickly tartness with cherry, currant, and earthiness. Lingering sweet and sour finish.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier
From an undisturbed bottle it pours a hazy dark red-amber color, with small compact head, lasting longer than usual. The aroma is deep, intense, spreading in the room; it’s vinous, woody, mildly sour, with notes of nuts; very light acetone in the end.
Full bodied, the mouthfeel is very smooth; malt flavor, with moderate residual sweetness, and a lovely accent of grapes and wine (muscatel like); fruity, with some wood and therefore light astringency; some berries too appear in the final.
Excellent beer. Once more. Fresh and dynamic.
Note: my bottle too has 00276 on it, so probably it’s not the bottle number ;-)
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 2012. Bottle. Spicy, fruity and yeasty aromas. Color is orange with a white head. Flavors are tart fruit, spice and hops. Good bitter finish.
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark ruby to auburn in color with a small, bubbly head.
The aroma is bold and complex, offering booze, grapes, oak, funk, lacto and acetic presence, bourbon, tart fruit, syrup. Wow.
The flavor is assertive and complex. The grappa seems to come through more than the other barrels. The beer leads off with an alcoholic sweetness and prominent liquor, then finishes with a tart and sour combo. Cherry presence, even cherry cough syrup, in the best possible way. This beer runs the gamut of flavor profiles.
Sticky and palate coating. A beer to sip and savor.
I could have sipped this all night, but alas, one snifter was all I could manage on this occasion. I would definitely have / buy this again. Recommended.