berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a deep dark hazy orangish brown with an off-white two finger head. Aroma is fruity and oaky. Taste is very tart/sour with oak and fruity flavors and maybe some bourbon as well. Excellent sour ale.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this. Nice dark amber pour with funky barnyard smells as well as some citrus. Palate was all over the place but done well and balanced. Initial taste was round funky pipe tobacco with a thick amount of sour to bourbon.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of ambe foam. Aromas of tobacco, earthiness, lemon zest, barnyard funk and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of tobacco, toffee, sour citrus, leather and light barnyard funk with a crisp dry tart lingering funky finish.
beastiefan2k (2524) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle poured into a 6oz taste glass designed for my wedding day. Numerous pours. Color is orange and red mix. Small head. Clear at first but gets murkier with further pours. Aroma sets the table for the rest of the beer - acetic rich. Its a clean acetic character, not nail polish but strong. Melon like sour fruit after that and some light woody character. Flavor chugs right along with a clean, clear acetic sourness. Really clears and dries the palate. Sourness sticks around at the back of the throat as well. Can’t taste the strong alcohol but I could sure feel it as I am working through this bottle. Bright acidity throughout, prickly in flavor and mouthfeel. Bottom line: I like the clear, clean character of the beer but the complete one-noteness of the beer is a bit disappointing. Wish I could blend this with Love Child No. 2, that may make for the best complement.
drowland (6156) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/15/13. 750mL shared by cheesemoose at the BA Roosevelt release and enjoyed another bottle last night at my house, 5/19/13. Hazy amber red pour with a nice khaki head. Funk, sour, cherry, and other berries on the aroma with touches of that banyardy and leather aspect. Big sour flavor with plenty of funk, cherry, raspberry, etc. with touches of leather and roast coming through. Really good stuff!
ineedbeer (888) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is moderately acidic with quite a bit of cherry and berry notes. There is also some tropical fruit notes. Faint oak and bourbon notes. No hop character. Light alcohol notes.
Pours a cloudy copper amber with a moderately thick light tan head that steadily recedes to the edges.
Flavor is moderately acidic but fairly sweet at the same time which is a bit unexpected. There is a bit of a bourbon and oak note mid to late palate. The finish has lingering acidity with cherry and berry notes. You adjust to the sweetness as you drink more but it's still a touch odd. Medium low bitterness. I'm really not sure how I feel about the sweetness of this beer. Not really much funk.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency but moderate alcohol warmth.
While interesting, I don't love this beer. It's too sweet for my tastes. The acidity is clean and there is a lot of Brett fruit, but no barnyard funk. The bourbon and oak is integrated nicely though.
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jkwalking05 (3923) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red amber with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of tart, funk, light lemon, cherry, brett. Taste is of brett, quite tart, cherry, very approachable, wood, vanilla.
travita (4155) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The smell is funk, tart, wood, cherry, lactic, earth, and goodness. The look is an ok off white head, cloudy, orangish red in color. The taste is tart, sour, fruits, funk, Brett, and nice. Good balance but stoic nuanced and complex.
Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a minimal off white head. Smells like cherries, bourbon, sour. Tastes fruity, nice bourbon, great sour finish. Really well done. Really really well done.
tastybeer (1781) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, off-white head, some retention/good lace. Aroma of lemon, funk, dust, vanilla, light booze, light cherry. Taste is quite lactic, lemon, funk, dust, cherry, vanilla, vinegar. Palate is dry, average carbonation, lactic finish. Very nice.