GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 ounce draft at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. 2014 Batch #2 (Blend of Alex Le Rouge & La Torpille. Partially aged 3 months in rum barrels and partially aged 8 months in stainless steel tanks). Pours black with light tan head, good lacing. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, tart notes. Tasting notes of big tart notes, vinegar, grapes, dark fruit, red wine, rum. Medium body with a very dry finish. Low carbonation, syrupy mouthfeel.
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with hardly any head. Aroma is really complex with the oak and sourness blending well then malts and hops rounding this out. Flavor very complex with all of these notes pronounced and a little alcohol. Smooth texture. A really interesting beer, but the lack of carbonation makes me worry it could be even better.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear dark amber brown with no head. The aroma brings some malty bready, yeast notes. The flavor brings the nail polish sour notes on a thicker, but not too thick, body and no booze flavor at all for the high ABV.
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep deep ruby black color with a no head... very still no visible carbonation. On the nose its vinous, deep dark ripe fruit plum, chocolate, and a touch of balsamic acidity. On the palate it is much of the same with a smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel that gets cut with some great acidity and deep dark notes of tobacco, chocolate, tar... all lightened by some bright cherry plum sneaking through in spots. A lot more drinkable than I thought it would be at 13%
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, yeast, some oak, & vinous/fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, oak, sour dark fruit, and some spice; Dry finish; Not bad.
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flip top, No head at all. Puckery smokey taste, slick mouth feel. Very odd stuff. Not so much to my taste.Label should do more to indicate that this is a sour ale. Serving: Bottle
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz tasting in March 2013. A very strange beer, notes of sweet grapes and prunes, lots of tannic wood, high alcohol and bitterness, solid acidity. Not all that enjoyable actually.
conway (2210) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark ruby with little head. Vinous with touches of cherry, yogurt, oak and vinegar. Medium sticky mouthfeel and quite boozy. Very unique.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at beers of the world party. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, plums and a very tart nail polish funk. Pours dark brown, thick and syrup-like with absolutely no carbonation whatsoever. Taste is very tart with a cloying nail polish taste. Some dark fruit and brown sugar notes are there but overall distractingly funky. Unless this was intentional, I’m fairly certain this beer is infected.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle form Knightly. 9.99% ABV. Black syrupy pour with almost no head and some legs. Intense aroma from 3 feet away, deep plum & raisin, bitter chocolate, hint of smoke, acidic roast, subtle salty soy sauce. Flavor is tart grape juice, cherries, acidic coffee and anise. Medium to heavy bodied with a bitter coffee finish. Pretty tasty beer.