tdmuel (241) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown/ruby color with a big fluffy light brown head. Slightly bretty nose, nice oaky note with a touch of bourbon, big caramel notes, sour cherries and dark fruits, and a nice wet grass funkiness. Wow, really really earthy taste, up front there its a quick tart cherries and citrus with some brett funk, some huge oaky notes and a touch of caramel in the mid palate, then finishes with a very smoky, earthy tobacco note quite strongly. Not sure what to think of this, the smokiness was a little strange I thought, and pairs wierdly with some of the other flavors. I’ll have to let this warm up to see what happens.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Black beer with a nice beige head. Sourish leather, horse blanket, banana, citrus, fruity, roasted, chocolate notes. Sourish woody flavor, caramel, hay, brett notes, fruity, citrus, some grass.
ansalon (838) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a massive, slowly settling, medium brown head. Aroma is brown sugar, honey, caramel, chocolate, figs, dark red fruit, tart apple. Taste is caramel, sour apple, dark red fruit, almond. Mouthfeel is medium carbonated and somewhat oily. Aftertaste is sour apple and some almond and vanilla.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting flavors - smoky, tobacco, with a very dry finish and solid hop bite. I didn’t think it was a sour while drinking it - the brett influence is very faint in the nose mostly. Overall very good and unique. It’s a sour for hopheads - what else would you expect Sierra Nevada?
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared during RBWG GT. Poureda a medium density amber with a large bubbly light beige head. Aroma of pineapple, toast, citrus, grains, berries and light Brett. The body is overloaded with very strong carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor turns more medicinal than Bretty. Notes of dark toast, light chocolate, rye bread, citrus. Meh not for me.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, brett, roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, brett, oak, caramel, vanilla, berries. full body. Pleasent nice beer.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Quite dry and effervescent, this brew’s wild fruitiness is ably accompanied by vanilla, hazelnuts and roastiness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the dark brown.
-The fruitiness is redolent of dried dates and figs.
-This is a grain bill which is not common for wild brews. Kudos to them for making it work so well.
-Wooden barrel allusions seem to create alcohol warmth.
-HIgh effervescence makes this intense flavor profile rather easy to enjoy.
zach8270 (3165) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark brown pour with a thin white head. Chocolate and slightly tart aroma. Some light bitterness as well. Flavor is smooth and chocolatey with some hints from the barrel and some hops. The Brett comes through a bit at the end but for me it could’ve been a little more prevalent.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,75l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Delt med Odd før jobbens juletilstelning 12 Des 13. Svart. Kjempehøyt litt farget skum som varer plagsomt lenge. Står som betong. God fruktaroma med en undertone av surøl. Smaken er rikt fruktig. Blir litt syrlig etter hvert. Avslutninga er tørket frukt.
wlajwl (3472) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is fruit/sugar, raspberries and deep sour notes. The flavor is fruit/sugar, dry malts, mild sweetness/sourness and a big tangy/tart finish.
OPIE788 (216) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. I think it’s weird but I smelled cucumber. Dry, unsweetened sour chocolate flavor.