GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL at RBSG 2011 in Philly. The pour is a very deep ruby looking black in the glass with a red, Martian head arising. Looks like black cherry stout. Fizzy retention. Nose is blueberry and fruit acidity along with some spicy impeding acetic character. Body has tart raspberry and richer chocolate along with some obvious roast and mild coffee remind you this is a stout. Big berry skins and tannic skins add to the mix to give this quite a light body. Softly tart. Riveting carbonation detracts. Very nice.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the many bottles of Bullfrog that Kramer brought to BCTC. Pours a dark black with a medium tan head. Light fruit, roast, and some funk to it. Quite intriguing and complex aromas. The interplay of roast bitterness, sour cherries, and overall tartness in very neat. Finishes off with more nice roast bitterness. Glad I got to try this one.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ridiculously awesome bottle share at RBSG. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of tons and tons of black cherries, bitter chocolate, dark cocoa and tannins. Light tartness. Low acidity. Full mouth feel.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 In short: An intense, very sharp, very dry, roasted ale with a ton of cherries
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when over 1 year of age. A bottle sitting in the back of my cellar, left behind by kmweaver. Thank-you so much Ken.
The look: Cloudy dark brown-ruby topped y a medium beige head
In long: Nose is a bit barnyard with a lot of black cherries. The taste is an explosive mix of three main elements. First there is the black cherries (d’uh), and lots of them, with a mouth puckering tannic cherry skin character. Second are the highly roasted malts. My girlfriend though it was so roasted it brought out a coffee flavor. I wouldn’t go that far but this surely is the most roasted fruit beer I’ve ever had. And third is the wild yeast that ties everything together. The beer is very sharp, acidic, a little sour, and very very dry, almost too dry. Some caramel just It took me one hour to drink my bottle and I was thirsty (as usual). This is a very intense one-of-a-kind beer. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive and it kills some of the flavors and brings down this fabulous creation to only “only excellent”. Also, this to me is much more, much much more a fruit beer than it is a sour ale. Whatever it is, it is excellent. I gave the keys to my apartment for a few days to kmweaver and when I got back home I found this bottle sitting on my kitchen counter. Ratebeer can really bring out the best out of people. As for me I am very very good at bringing the best from my local police, fire, and sanitation departments.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours near black with a tan head. Tart cherry aroma with roasted malts, chocolate, and brett. The flavor has bretty tart sour cherry, lightly roasted malts, fruit, and chocolate. Awesome.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2008 [BCTC 08] Poured a dark brown color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of faint brettiness, a cocoa / roast type feel, horseblanket, nuts, almonds, and some leather. Taste of cocoa up front, with a dry roastiness, then sweeter black cherries, with intense sourness from the wild yeast poking through at the end.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle: Huge gusher! Lost 1/4 of the $24 bottle to gushing. Wonderful aroma. Smells of sour black cherries, roasted malts, chocolate, Brett, and yeast. Poured black with a hint of currant in color and a medium-sized, dense, brown with a purple tinge head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of sour black cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, and Brett. Medium to full body. Fizzy texture. Lively carbonation. Sweet, chocolate, black cherry finish is dry.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown with tan head and lace. Sour cherry, abv, and a hinto chocolate. Sour fruit, light chocolate, and a bito warmth. Light/medium body with good carbonation. nice beer. rbsg.
kramer (4359) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle, from BCTC Bullfrog tasting, via Axilla. Pours a flat black body with a nice one finger fizzy brown head that settled to a thin ring. The nose is kinda unusual, sour Stouts are a fairly underrepresented style. Sour and roasty with a great cherry and blueberry fruitiness, a nice level of acidity. The taste is sour and acetic at first with the hearty roast and sour cherry emerging more toward the finish. The acidity from the wild yeast really played well against the natural sour cherry fruit. Finishes with some competing roast, cocoa, brett, and acidity. Both dry and sweet at the same time, with a bracing acetic twang on the palate. Nice fizzy lively carbonation. Big thanks to Axilla for adding this one to the Bullfrog tasting line-up.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this one. Pours a deep black with a medium bubbly deep tan head that left slight lacing. Aroma of tart sour cherries, dark chocolate, light roast, funky, touch of coffee, cherry pie filling, light alcohol and a very slight hint of bourbon. Flavor of tart cherries, followed quickly by a nice roasted malt/chocolate/coffee mix, tingly carbonation, woody. The only negative about this beer was the mouthfeel had too much carbonation. Otherwise this was one amazing beer!