bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Secret Santa, thanks! Dark amber color, no head. Vinous, oaky aroma with hints of yoghurt, lemon and vanilla. Malty, slightly sour oaky flavor with vanilla, sherry, lemon, salt and cognac. Amazing complexity, moderate sourness. Absolutely brilliant!
blutt59 (6234) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, VJ2 barrel, thanks to bu11zeye, ruby brown pour with a vinous, balsamic aroma, flavor is sweet dirty cherry, berries, malt vinegar, grape peel, my favorite of the three
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Austin and Terry at Trappeze. Hazi deep golden amber, very slight carbonation. Aroma of summer fruit, white wine, caramel. Taste is vanilla, butterscotch, funky caramel. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (3604) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3750ml Bottle 2009 vintage VJ2. Pours out amber/orange with a ring of a head. Aroma was cherries, barnyard, lemon zest, oak, and some light grape. Taste was as the aroma with a good anount of oak and barnyard.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz draft pour at Rustico - Alexandria. Poured a deep amber color with a small, foamy white head. Aroma was light balsamic notes, grapes, wine, light vanilla notes. Flavor was similar, with very minor balsamic notes. Red wine character comes through, but isn’t too harsh. Always interesting beers to drink from these people.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage VJ2 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed copper body and no head. The aroma is packed with alcohol, fruity and a bit earthy. Very vinous. Flavors are vinous with hints of suntan lotion, cidery with alcohol. Somewhat smooth considering the ABV. No bubbles, a bit thin.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with others. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of dry wine with sour fruits and a bit of backing sweet grains and funk. Flavor begins with sour fruits and a good amount of funk with acid and sweet grains.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle marked VJ2 brewed 2009 thanks to bu11zeye) clear medium orange and honey color, still with no carbonation. Nose of moss, cranberry, wet barrel and cherry. Taste of wet barrel, tart tangerine, currant, cranberry, still with no carbonation. Nice wet barrel/tart finish.
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy orange beer with yeast, small offwhite head. Sourish fruity aroma, grapes, sour, rubber, horse blanket. Sourish fruity flavor, citrus, grapefruit, spicy, sour, leather notes, grapes, some hop notes, vinous, some rubber.
nimbleprop (5888) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Max’s Rare and Obscure Part 8. Pours a lightly hazy amber with zero head. Nose is vegetal, apple cider vinegar, some pear, red grape, nail polish, cognac. Flavor has lots of nail polish, booze, vanilla, fortified wine, pear brandy, vanilla, some apple cider vinegar. Full bodied, acetic finish.