Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Batch #2). Intensely tart with lots of blueberry coming through. The chilies are faint in the background - very little if anything from the whisky barrels.
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avenue. Pours a cloudy dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is tart fruit funk. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with light tartness and oak, easy to drink, good.
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from tap @ Beer Temple with Benzai & Lothore. Color is as good as black, with no head to speak of. Aroma’s: vinegar (balsamic), vary acidic, sharp in the nose, light berries, cleaning stuff, but still a light/vague malty sweetness. Flavor is very sour, acidic, but again with a light sweetness in the background, some fruit berries. The acidity and alcohol feel sharp in the throat. The flavor wasn’t as bad as I expected from the aroma.
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle number 494 of 4000. Pours an opaque purplish black with just a thing ring of bubbly head that leaves no lace. Aroma is heavy on the acetone and vinegar up front, very faint hints of chocolate and fruit. Taste is no bueno, this went wrong in the barrel, the sour went to nail polish remover. I hate to want to do this because it wasn’t cheap, but this may be a drain pour.
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught @ Beer Temple shared with Lothore. Pitch black color, brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is sourish but also a little bit roasty and indeed a touch of blueberry. Taste is incredibly sour, acidic and vinegar. There is actually blueberry detectable, but the vinegar spoils it all imo. Very dry finish. Not. my thing.
JulienHuxley (5642) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap at BeerTemple. Dark brown black pour with thin brown head. Aroma is super acetic, balsamic bomb, oak, fruity aromas, roasty notes. Taste is enamel stripping, throat burning acidity, super vinegar, no residual sweetness. Palate is super dry, so sour it’s actually hard to evaluate body. I will know what to use when my car battery runs low on liquid. Undrinkable.
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle - Beautiful malt vinegar. Jet brown with no head. Tastes like vinegar. Something went very wrong.
MarcoDL (4227) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apparently, it can be too sour. This beer burns a hole in your mouth and intestines. Fruit only distant.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, it’s definitely a sour. Poured dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma of fruity vinegar. Medium body, the flavour is verrrrry tart, some of the blueberry is still in there, but it’s not exactly more-ish.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at OLaR. black with a large bubbled tan ring. Tarry nose, chocolate becomes astringent next to strong acetic presence, not much fruit but plenty of nail polish. Warmth allows more earthy chocolate to emerge. Moderate sized oily body, thinly acetic at the front, soft blueberry and lactic notes mid adding milky sweetness to the dry, earthy dark chocolate finish, anise hints somehow. Very balanced with warmth, acids and roast elements drying and quenching.