DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought a 750ml / 1 PINT, 9.4 FLUID OUNCE bottle of this from The Red Monk in Des Moines, IA for $25 (what a steal!). Poured from the Orange/Yellow/Red Labeled bottle w/ silver stars on it into a 12oz Tulip Glass. Has BATCH NUMBER/BEST BY DATE: 2012-2, 03-2014 on the back of the label.
Aroma- Light cherries, slight funk, and then a nice barrel/aged finish. Very complexed and subtle into you really stick your nose in the glass.
Appearance- Pours a less then .5 finger head that bubbles up and then dies. Has a light amber colored body with slight haziness. Leaves no lacing behind.
Flavor- The flavor of this one is just like the aroma, complexed and tough to figure out. Sweet, tart, and light cherries are all positive in here. Almost no bitterness but rather a sweet finish mixed with a medium sour attribute. Nice!
Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Puckers with tons of sour barnyard attributes and then a barrel note is caught on the finish. Incredible!
Overall Impression- WOW! This one has to be one of my favorites from Boulevard! The barrel aged notes I found in here were VERY impressive since this was a sour beer. Highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this and aging if you have the chance! I sure will be.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Steve_0. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plum, grape, and cherries, biscuit and cereal malt, and spicy earthy hops. Flavor is tart lactic grapes, plums, cherries, light malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
pthebutcher (2) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyable clean flavor. Sour was powerful, but not overpowering. All around wonderful!
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Danís house. Pour is hazy peach in appearance with a small off-white head. Cherry, peach skin, tannin, fruit pit, light cheese, spice, barnyard, and leather in the aroma. Taste is super sour, heavy acetone, light vinegar, peach, tannin, oak, and yeast with a long-lasting acidic finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Nice sour!
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Danís house. Thanks Steven! Hazy dark orange appearance with a small off white head. Mild whiskey, spicy cinnamon, vanilla, oaky, red fruity, tart aroma. Tart cherry, tart berry, woody, leather/tannin, vanilla, quite sour, dull whiskey flavor. Iím quite surprised that I enjoyed it that much.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel colored with a red/orange tint. The aroma is caramel, cherries, chocolate, and oak . Tart flavored, sour cherry and oak and leather up front. Finishes bready and alcohol really comes through at the end. Very nice beer !
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome beer. Super sour with cherries and a hint of green apple. A little oaky wood in there too. Nice bit of funk. I would love to try this one again with a couple years of aging.
BigMoBeerGuy (8) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Being the first sour ale I,ve had this was quite the experience. The initial aroma was very tart and wine like. After a few sips of this deep orange brew I was convinced that sour ales are a breed all their own in a good way. The finish to love child 2 was bitter yet dry, sour yet refreshing, and vinous in its feel. I liked it! Good job Boulevard... As usual!
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Holly. Iím pretty sure I smelled this yearís ago on a tour. Cherry and vinegar. A nice brown tartness to this beer. Some red grapes. A bit of that so called leather in nose. Very nice.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Hazy burnt-caramel ale with no head. The aroma offers caramel, toasted barley, an assortment of berries and lactic acid. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. Super-tart, fruity, black cherry and sour cherry flavor. Finishes, tart, bready and lightly bitter. Bottle generously shared by biggsbowler!
Rufus? Randall? Heís the man!