whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks to John st charles shared at CFH first off dam a sour in pvw barrels wow the nose was hot wooden pruny mess this was late so to memory it was dark dry fruits real tangy it was sour it was brown murky it was dam good thanks again jstc
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of sour prunes in coffee. Taste is very sour dark fruit, citrus. A bit too sour for me, and I like sours.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL thanks to a generous BA. Pours a clear, deep maroon. Yellowish foam dissipates relatively quickly. Nose is spot on oud bruin, similar to De Dolle Oerbier Reserva, heavy red wine barrel, seedy raspberry jam, steak fat. Taste is pretty spot on: minerally, red wine, spicy acetic (mild), lime juice (very big), raspberry jam. Palate is lactic, clean, refreshing. Really impressive for style. Iím a fan :)
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bourbon cherry balsamic oak. Brown red pour tgin head. Flavors of sour cherry wood bourbon brown sugar. Woody sour bitter lingers.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a haze. Nose is caramel, red grapes, bourbon, oak and tart cherry. Slick and oily, juicy with a sour bite. Taste is sour cherry, cinnamon and cranberry that almost becomes too sweet before the bourbon licks in. I liked a good whiskey sour back in the day.
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Certainly a bit acetic on the nose. Plenty of dark fruit such as raisin, cherry, and plum. A touch of earth, some oak, and bourbon. A bit of toffee sweetness, too. The flavor is sour and acetic, but has some malt sweetness to balance it. Lots of fruit character, bourbon, oak, and a light earthy, mushroom-like funk.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Thanks to Todd for the opportunity... Pours a deeper mahogany cherry dark pour, somewhat murky, and topped with a thin layer of soapy white head... Aroma of sour cherry and brown ale. Slightly acidic with a touch of earth. Solid sour but nothing extraordinary... Flavors are more of the same with sour cherry earth and a touch at dark grain. Fairly clean with a touch of acidity. Light to medium bodied. With semi-lively carbonation.
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by raveskdr. Thanks Chris.
The beer is chestnut brown with a thin, beige head. The aroma brings malt, booze, oak, tannins. Wild yeast with a touch of fruit and a tannic bourbon character. Medium bodied with a lingering sweetness. Alcohol presence throughout. Overall, this was pretty good.
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Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in a cervoise. Nice dark fruit and fairly-heavy acidity. Touch of chocolate. Thanks, Aaron!
Sarlacc83 (1682) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle picked up at Belmont Station.
A: Muddy brown with very little lacing.
N: Prominent bourbon with vanilla, coconut, caramel. Thereís some butter and acetone flows here, though it could be the oud bruin, too. Lots of toffee sweetness from the Scotch.
T: Mixture of sweet and sour, with the tartness overtaking the rest as it warms. Acetone, toffee, caramel, cherry, oak.
M: Decent mouthfeel if on the lighter side from the sour ales.
O: Thereís an interesting trend towards the mixture of sours and heavily malted beers. Certainly a successful attempt for those interested in the combination. Recommended if you enjoyed Collage.