GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, batch 305-1, best before 02-2015, from Stephen Morris (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: light bourbon, light woody, light wild yeasts; mouth: light bourbon, light woody, light wild yeasts, light sourness, light acidity, sour finale with presence of bourbon, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot 305-1, meilleure avant 02-2015, de Stephen Morris, savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : léger bourbon, léger boisé, léger levures sauvages; bouche : léger bourbon, léger boisé, léger levures sauvages, légère aigreur, légère acidité, finale aigre avec présence de bourbon, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
argo0 (11897) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, some lemon, funk, light plum, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some lemon, plum, light wood. It’s pretty sour, but the sweetness masks it until you take a step back and scrape your tongue. Medium body, some stickiness, light acidity.
Gimmethefunk (15) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky amber/brown like most beers of this style, perhaps a bit murkier than most. Highly carbonated with a nice light brown head. Aromas of funk, berries, and tart cherries with slight hints of oak. Taste is about the same with a nice acidity that coats the palette and leaves one wanting more and more. Almost no taste of bourbon barrels. I would pick this up again and again if it were readily available.
Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aromas of tart berry, barnyard funk, oak and a slight sweetness. Taste is very complex, with sour notes of tart berry upfront, coupled with an above average body of malts. Nice balance of flavor as the oak slips in, giving it some spice character. The bourbon is almost an after thought. The alcohol is so well-hidden this could sneak up in you at 9.5%. A dry finish allows some leather flavors to resonate along with a final touch a tart berry. Very crisp and well done.
devman171 (1163) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with nice head. Aroma is light fruity funk. Taste is slight sweet sour with a semi sweet finish
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown offwhite head. Aroma is funky and tart, cherry, hay, and a small hint of bourbon barrel. Taste of cherry, light vinegar, barrel, vanilla, caramel. Nice and sour
Alphadelic (1860) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grapey, sour and plenty of redcurrant. Smooth and incredibly fruity. The bourbon barrel is mellow and comes through in that slick and woody fashion. Oh damn. This is well put together. Light.
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of tart notes with some hints of oak with some Brett notes. Taste is a complex mix of tart notes with some Brett notes comprised of barnyard and wet leather notes with some wood noticeable as well. Body is above average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very complex drink but also able to retain a good drinkability level.
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Ok sourness, american oak, coconut, bourbon, light medicine, fruity, citrus, peachy, nice bitterness, vanilla, earthy.
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Funky smell with horse blanket and similar farmhouse aromas. Tart, fruity and funky taste. Very nice!