daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #6000 and a HUGE thank you to the head brewer at FW, Matt Bryndilson for sharing this with us after the FW fest. Pours a hazed brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mildly tart, oak, whiskey, leather, barnyard funk and some red wine notes. Flavor is lightly sour, fruity, leathery, manure, dark dried fruit. A neat beer and I am honored to have the chance to taste it in great company. Cheers.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Very cloudy, brown appearance with no head. Dark caramel, toffee, whiskey, fig, mild tart dark fruits in the nose. Moderately sour, dark red fruity, whiskey, fig, oaky flavor. Low carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) clear ruby amber, soapy Tan bubbles. Nose and taste of cherry, lacto, bourbon, red wine, delicious palate finish. Tart and refreshing for the abv.
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Never thought I’d have this one, but a ’promo’ bottle was kindly shared by a friendly local beer shop. The beer pours hazy mahogany brown with a dense tan head. The aroma has some vinegar sourness, but that is more than offset by a full rich malty presence. There is a very buggy wild yeasty presence throughout everything. The body is fairly thick and smooth then some rough carbonation comes into things. The flavor starts with a big rich maltiness that’s quite chewy and toasted. The some sourness kicks in, but there is none of the vinegar from the aroma. The flavor is also very buggy and has the sweet-tart taste that is in a lot of sour/wild ales. The finish is grainy husky and tart. Very nice beer and the high alcohol is nowhere to be found in the taste of the beer.
mar (5098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to our local Boulevard rep. amber pour with a cream head. nose is sour, tart, wood, vanilla, and cherries. excellent on the palate, sour, wood, cherries, bourbon, excellent.
RobertDale (4721) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle at the 2013 Hopfest. Thanks Boulevard for bring this! Pours a cloudy golden orange with almost no head. Aroma of barnyard, fruit, and wood. Taste is dark fruit, barnyard, wood, and some whiskey. Very nice!
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice sour, though the least impressive of the first three. Tried in 2014 courtesy of Jason at a tasting. Sourness is a bit more restrained than I would like, though this might be because of the aging.
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle shared by Bobby Digital. The pour is a light haze orange golden, with not much of an off white head. The aroma is bright lactic acetic sour, with nice floral character. Also present is the wood, and a sweet dark fruit. The taste is the lactic sour of the nose, along with a nice straw base flavor, and the wood and fruit sweetness are in the back as with the nose. The palate is medium bodied, sort of grainy husky mouth feel, and the sour sweet in the finish. As almost everyone else has mentioned, shocked to see 12.5% abv on this, it was not really noticeable at all. Interesting beer, really happy I had a chance to try this one. Thanks for sharing Bobby!
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange-brown with fast fading tan head. Aroma is incredible, very complex notes of fruit, funk, acid, faint oak with hints of whiskey. Flavor is much the same and just as complex, very nice sourness and hints of cherry. Light-medium mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Outstanding!!!!!
jcnielsen (2854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Pours a hazy orangish-brown color with white head. Quite sour, woody, and a touch of bourbon in the flavor. A little sour for my taste, but not bad.