Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with limited carbonation. Smells of blueberries, bourbon, some oak, underlying chocolate. Tastes of tarte blueberries, balsamic vinegar, some dryness and residual sugar on the finish. Enjoyable.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one awesome sour. Very very sour but in an awesome way. Looks just like an imperial stout but doesnít taste like one in the least. The whiskey from the aging in not overpowering and the blueberries are not sweet but give the beer a surprising tartness. You have to get this one if you can.
Alphadelic (1936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazingly fragrant Flanders red/blueberry nose. Pleasant until the finish. A little too vinegary that it gets in the nose.
deyholla (8349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Monks. Pours near black with a creamy caramel brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of tart blueberry and dark grains/roasted malts. Flavor has a good amount of sour and acidic blueberry with a hint of roasted malts.
NikkTwist (2049) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. Opaque pour with a foam tan head. Watery vinous black sour. Feeling a high ABV off the top though the finish is smooth. Unusual combative flavors. Balsamic vinegar. Blueberries. Chipolte. Coca-cola. Cold coffee. Raisins. Dark, ashy,smoky, spicy, fruity, juicy and above all quite sour. Pungent. Body seems too light. Not particularly feeling that these flavors are playing well together. Interesting to have once as an experiment, but once is enough.
blklab2007 (2099) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Gingerman pour has a deep brown color and a thin coating of off white head. Aroma has medium acidity, muted berry, dark malt, and some heat. Mouth feel is light with medium carbonation. Flavor gets quite acidic, light blue berry, dark malt based, and a snap of heat. It gets dry and puckery with growing acidity.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Light acetic aroma with light dark malts. Very acetic flavor with blueberry and dark malts. Medium bodied. Acetic notes linger with blueberry and chocolate.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: November 04, 2012
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creamy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: roasted aroma, tart wild blueberry, touch of sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: bit tart flavor, wild blueberry, dark chocolate, complex
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Zwanze day. This was odd and Iím not a fan. Pours black with a brown head. The nose is a train wreck. Messy, sloppy, phenolic, peppery and vinegar. Some black malt comes through. Of course, so does burnt plastic. On tasting, distinct blueberry under burnt sour plastic. Vinegar again. Not clean acid, not clean beer. Muddy. Blech.
trevor211 (1440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwerís Big Wood 2012. Black pour (!). This one is nuts -- dark, sweet malts with really tart blueberry/raspberry notes. Reminds me of the cassis available at the Alibi Room in Vancouver, BC. Someone near me likened it to a "sipping vinegar," which isnít far off -- it has some balsamic notes, for sure.Sweet, fruit-infused balsamic, with a little oak, and a tiny bit of smoke. This was a really, really pleasant surprise for me -- and makes this brewery 2-for-2. Iíll be looking out for more from them in Seattle, for sure.