Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/26/2013. 750 ml. caged and corked bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, dried fruit, oak and light malt. Tart, fruity flavors with hints of oak. Pretty good.
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan speckles. Nose is fudge, elderberry and musty basement with a touch of coffee bean. Starts with a sharp tang but not quite sour which suits me fine. Rich, medium to full body, a bit chalky. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, tart blackberry, molasses and sweeter blueberry. This one surprised me; could almost pass for a fruit beer. Tasty.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from State Line. Poured hazy blackish brown with tan head that dissipated quickly. Nose was cherries, funky yeasty malt. Taste of roasty dark malt with tart cherry, cacao, and funky yeasty hoppy finishers. This one had a 75% rate of "I’d buy this if I saw it again", which is exceptional.
hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, cherries, dark fruits, vanilla, woody, and some lighter funkiness. Chocolate covered cherries with a lighter fruity tart finish.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Pours dark and brooding, yet liquid and easy, a thin head. Intriguing aroma, hinting at both sourness and rich chocolate. The flavor delivers, an interesting stout base, with a definite sweet/sour dominating tilt. Some may not care for it, but I love it. (#5170, 7/17/2013)
dmac (3873) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C&C bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured an okay looking solid black body under a huge frothy beige head that shrinks down to a 1/4 inch of beige foam that never goes away. Aroma is very nice, lightly sour like a rotting lemon or an old wet band aid, chocolate pudding underneath with roastiness, cola, soy sauce, black olives, cherry juice. Medium to fuller bodied with average carbonation and a milky mouthfeel that leaves a lingering burnt taste. Flavor not as sour as the aroma, initial blast is some sourness like dark cherry juice along with wet burnt toast, chocolate on the finish along with old black olives, dark berries and charcoal, slight tobacco. Solid beer and I will pick up another to stash away for a few years to see what happens.
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are Booklyn 2013. Pours a dark body. Aroma is sour cherry, chocolate and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dark, sour fruits, roasted chocolate malts, light earthy wood, cofee, and some spice.
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin dark black pour with a lightly tart/sour aroma. Notes of fruit skins and chocolate. A light acidity and bitter chocolate in the flavor. Fruit skins. Occupies a weird middle ground. Lots of fruit skins in the finish
SpringsLicker (3108) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a tan head.
Roasty, slightly tart fruity aroma.
The flavor is much more roast malts than sourness. The sour is more like a light tang than full on sour. Dry roasty malt flavor. The roast malt flavor is neither sweet nor bitter. Hides the alcohol well.
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spirits Brick. Pours out almost black/dark cola colored with a big tan head. Aroma is of some funky tartness, dark dried fruits, toasty malts, bourbon, and some strange sweet almost Tootsie Roll notes. Taste is bourbon, tootsie roll, charred wood, funk, light tartness, not as much sourness/funk as came across in the aroma, but it did build a bit as it warmed. Finish is slightly hot, would like to try another bottle that has a little more time on it.