bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled on tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival Nov 2008, an event shared with what seemed liked hundreds of ratebeerians and enjoyed mostly through a straw, since my face was a bloody mess of scabs and stitches. I was in doubt about anything made by BJs, but anything barrel aged with brett is worth the try. amber pour. The nose was very sour and fruity. I could sit and sniff this all night. sadly the flavor didnít match up. it was only slightly tart on the tounge and the flavorws seemed muddle and undefined. still the best thing Iíve had from BJs.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper in color with a little head. Sour fruity cherry aroma. Apples, grapes and cherry notes. Malty fruity flavor. Very nice. Finish is woody. Tart. Very drinkable.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Earlier Rating: 1/9/2008 Total Score: 4.1
PP SAF. Is the 2006 Barrel aged with Brett in a syrah oak barrel. Like hapjydeuce said, it was a standout among all of the IIPAís and IS there. Sour vinaigrette aroma. Dry and sour with some wine like notes and a nice musty funky finish. Notes also say something about oat like flavors. Probably the brett, as I am not super familiar with brews containing it. Poured reddish with not alot of head. Notes say "Amazing!"
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 2007 Strong Ale Fest. Poured a hazy chestnut color with an off-white head. The aroma was tart with notes of cherry and leather. The flavor too was mildly tart with vinous notes. The finish was woody and tannic. Semi-dry finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PP Strong Ale Fest 07. Reddish copper color with an ivory head. Sour cherry and brett aroma. Slightly sour and enjoyable with a nice cherry note. Big, toasted cereal flavor that reminds me of Capín Crunch.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest
hazy dark amber, scant head,
sweet tart woody cherry pit aroma,
rich malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, touch of fruity character, lots of wood brings in a tart cherry pit character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the 2007 Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a brownish amber color. Small sized beige foamy head. Aroma is fruity and tart, a touch funky and vinous. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of funk. The hops are earthy. Lots of vinous quality. Sweet and sour, tart and funky. Nice balance. Interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.