TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle picked up at Cardinal Liquors (Joliet, IL). Excited to try this one.. Was surprisingly hard to find. Pours a richer ruby copper amber hue. Good haze, good glow, and mellow copper glowing edges. A frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas offer a touch of sweetness, mellow oak and whiskey, some sour cherries, gentle lactic lemon grow, kisses of brett. Initial is medium bodied, kiss of thickness with a lighter body. Cherry, lemon, and a good sourness despite that "dirty" nose. Richer sour kick up front, as the middle gives souir cherry and lemon, gentle vanilla, oak. The beer totally transforms from the nose.. Less sweet sticky malt elements, with good tart/sour elements. Very good beer, good flavors, nose can be a bit offensive. Solid offering, good dark fruit. Nice, aside from the nose.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice amber pour with a frothy cream head. nose is tart, sour, wood, vanilla, light cherry. very nice on the palate, rather tart, lightly acidic, wood, bourbon, vinous, and delicious.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I hope it tastes better than the description: olives and leather?!?! Dirty red-copper with minimal head. Strong wine-vinegar aroma. Tastes like the description. Not sure that I have ever tasted pickles or olives in a beer. Cool malt undertones but sensing that the emperor is a little underdressed.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an orangey/amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of sour tart notes are quite dominant with light subtle notes of bourbon also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic notes with a finish that is closer to Chardonnay then bourbon actually. Body is about average with medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed top style without rewriting the rule book.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brownish red with little to no head. Aroma of tart cherries, raspberries, oak, vanilla and funk. Flavor of tart cherry pie, moderate sourness, other berries and lactic acid.
alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at large tasting. Pours a deep copper color with a slight haze and a medium sized frothy off white head. The aroma and flavor had tart fruits, cherry, lemony citrus, oak, mild sweetness, light funk with a touch of musty grape vinous character. The sour character was more prominent on the flavor. Decent.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to tulip (shared by tastybeer). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; tart and funky with notes of cherry. Tastes like it smells with some tannic notes. Good beer!
nimbleprop (4154) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Falling Rock. Pours a hazy orange with some cloudy white head. Herbal nose, grassy, berries, wood. Sweet, herbal flavor, woody, rose water, dandelions. Full, tart, acidic finish. Nice, but a bit too acidic.
thornecb (4107) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy ruby-tinged mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head bubbles and quickly recedes to hug rim leaving scant lacing. Sour pit fruit aromas. Sharp and tart with cherry upfront turning to earth and brine in the lasting finish.
nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2013 750ml bottle. Nice sour peach sour tones. Really pleasant sour barrel tones, leathery. Really has a steady sour edge which I hadn’t anticipated. Pretty solid sour. Sticky barrel tones under pleasant peachy sour. Cool beer, probably sweated harder not at a tasting I’m sure.