illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, 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.
kindacold (208) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly syrupy, with lots of red, yeast at bottom, no head. Smells funky and sour, with vinegar and oak notes. Tastes funky and sour, with lots of oak and wood notes. Alcohol and vinegar, dark fruits, and yeast. Finishes sour and slowly.
yesferro (2) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one threw me off bad, I did not expect a sour with an eisbock on the label.
terribly flat, very weird clingy mouth feel. Pucker up sour mixed with oak, not sure what to think here
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours oil black. Tan bubbles around the ring. No other head. Nose and taste of sour dark fruit, leather, cocoa, oak, cherry vinegar and earth. Flat. Medium body.
ericdevin (577) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Totally flat, no head whatsoever, with a thin body, pours an opaque reddish brown. Hard to taste much other than the barrel, notes of currants and cherries, aroma somewhat muted. Smooth, brief, finish with little to no warming, impressive for 10%. Interesting idea but probably not one I’d revisit.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured near black and quite still. It was hard to get past sour oak and cherries in the aroma department.. some vanilla and tobacco were deep down, as well as dark chocolate as it warmed.. interesting, but not necessarily enticing. The flavor was sour as expected, with cherries, oak, and dark fruit skins leading.. cocoa and licorice supported.. spicy, sour, very oaky finish. Medium-bodied with almost no perceptible carbonation on the palate.. the sourness at least hid the boozage well.. too barrel-ly and funky for my liking.
Jesterdeal (1580) - 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.
rubbishystuff (1734) - 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
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an opaque dark brown with a reddish hue. Absolutely no head. Greasy hops in the nose combined with dark dried tart fruit. Medium body, completely flat, tart, rotten fruit, berry-like – as in red wine – somewhat woody. I don’t really like the acidity this one represents. 230213