abemorsten (2234) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml shared bottle. Clear deep copper with a creamy small beige head. Sour malty oakey leathery berry bourbon vanilla. Medium bodied, and super smooth. Mellow grapefruity, wooden flavors.
Hair6a11 (1235) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pour is fairly murky golden brown , with a fairly modest fine bubbled off white head into this glass. It retains on the modest side, with very light lace here - The nose is sour brown initial ; caramel, sweet tart, moving to a dusty oak treatment, with cherry pits and berries present. The flavor profile begins modest sour tartness; cherry and sweet bread, moving to more sweet tart, with a lingering bittering funk near the finish. The barrel treatment provides modest oaked elements but I question the bourbon note here. There is a hint of earth, I notice, near the finish with a touch of vanilla. Anyway - a fine attempt, I thought
vtafro (2173) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with tan head. Flavor is malty and nutty with tart ad light oak and vanilla tones. Aroma is tart and malty.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deeper amber mostly clear with a smaller white head. Aroma bring sight sweet tart yeast and tropical fruit. Flavor has a medium to thinner body with dry citrus zest and a somewhat juicy body but drier ending.
madvike (2399) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by hu5om...thanks Ryan! - Pours rosy amber with a ring of tan head. Nose is sweet and sour, with a light cherry sweetness. Taste is bracingly sour, with lots of cherry, sweetness from the bourbon, and warmth on the finish. Medium-bodied with light carbonation.
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Last beer of the weekend beer. 750 all by my damn self. Pours dark unclear amber with largish offwhite head that has some staying power. Smell is tart berries, earthy,, oak, vanilla. Not much bourbon besides the vanilla hint. Taste is sharp tart cherries, apple skins, oak. The bourbon comes across just a hint more than in the nose. More of a vanilla, oak barrel than boozy bourbon. Whatever it is, it is sour and has a pretty nice depth of flavoring. Dig it. Pretty dry finish.
Peter_L (316) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med spritsigt cremefärgat skum. Syrlig doft med inslag av röda bär. Sur, torr smak med en ladugårdig avslutning. Fyllig munkänsla och lång eftersmak.
Duntoyou (66) - Kr.sand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium plus sour beer. Little hint of vanilla. Medium sour. Thin head, dark rubish colour
gunnfryd (9372) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Kristiansand Ølfestival. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Flavour is malt, brett, fruit, caramel, berries, oak. Very nice beer.
BBB63 (5607) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a beautiful reddish amber hue with a fading fizzy head and some oily tears. The aroma has notes of cherry and white grape skins, some light barnyard funk, oak barrels, touch of caramel and even chocolate along with a hint of medicinal phenols but far less than that which troubled the Love Child No.2. Lovely blend of sweet malt and lactic sourness along with a minerally and tannic finish to round out the palate. One thing however is that I pretty much do not detect any bourbon which could actually be a good thing. Touch of alcohol suggests this could stand even more aging. Overall I quite enjoyed this but not sure if I would give it a GABF Gold Medal... a vast improvement over Love Child No. 2 IMO