coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured amber brown with a large light tan head and some dark floaters. Aroma and flavor were full of brett, a bit of funk, moderately sour, slightly sweet, lots of dark fruit (cherries in particular), some chocolate and toffee, leather. Some woodiness and a slight booziness. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Full mouthfeel. A real winner of a sour ale.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of travlr. Hazy orange brown pour with a thin tan head. Light bourbon aroma with lots of tart oaky notes. Dry woody lemony tart flavor. Dry bitter and tannic. Slight popcorn note on the fnish.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Matt! Hazy, ruby red color; minimal head/lace.
Oaky as hell. So much barrel; borders on too much barrel. Dark cherries. Fruity blend with oak, soured grain, yeast. I prefer #3, I still love this.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Some talk about the high price but its worth it. Poured a murky brown color with a smaller white head. Aroma was fruits, sour notes, very malty and funky. Flavor was very sour. I loved the fruits and spice that balanced with the funk and sour notes. Sour, sour finish. Amazing beer
thome50 (1280) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, hazy orange to copper with minimal white head. Aroma is pronounced tart sour. Taste, acetic sour with some raspberry and cherry notes. The fruit comes through but I can’t tell if they really used any. Seems to be the case. Very dry and some shoe leather notes. Overall, ok American sour that is somewhat all over the place.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red. Head is moderate but doesn’t linger much past 30 seconds. Nose is quite tart up front with heavy notes of sweet and sour raspberries, black berries, black cherries, some lactic sourness and some light but evident basement funk. Flavor is quite tart. More intense and complex sour than the nose would reveal with some well blended acetic and lactic sour qualities but more on the lactic side. Heavy leathery malt flavors again with some light fruity berry flavors and some darker sweet malt flavor to start then finishes quite tart. Full body and carbonation is lively. Some warming qualities mixed in as well. This was quite the treat for a Tuesday night!
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good balanced sour. Tart nose, slight body, some fruit, but mostly funk. Thin body, dry puckering finish.
SPDickerman (1119) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful red-orange with a fast fizzling light khaki head. Smells a little sour with a slight hint of vanilla sweetness. Taste is sour with some sweetness underneath. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Love Child #2 finishes with a sour tingle.
Concealer (1116) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Boulevard said they named this "Love Child" because of all the time, love and care they put into this beer. It truly shows. This is one of the best sours I have had. If you can get a bottle, do so. Now.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am usually not much on wild/sour ales but I am glad I tried this one. Pours an orange color with a small head. The aroma is funky with some barnyard notes. The taste was medium sour, cherry, leather. Finishes clean.