lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged in bottle for about 6 months
Aroma: strong oakiness, alcohol, dark fruits, honey, sour funk, some wine
Appearance: nice reddish, brownish color, off white head
Taste: Still lots of alcohol, hops have mellowed nicely but still apparent, oak comes out very strong, so do dark fruits, and the cab--mingles well with the funk--this is way better now than 6 months ago
Palate: very smooth, lingering hops, oakiness, fruitiness
Overall: excellent, if you still have one, I’d open it.
PhillyCraft (5760) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bill. Pours copper with no head or lace, pretty much flat. Notes of old oak, cedar barrel, flowers, cinnamon stick, old hops, and some pepper. Tasted like a great aged barleywine, wish it wasn’t past its prime.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a honey caramel honey color with a small off white head. Aroma of Brett yeast, apple cider, funk and cinnamon. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Pours with a hazed orange body with minimal head. Aromas are spicy, vinous, mild funk, red wine, rose petals, tannin and lightly grassy. Flavors are bitter, spicy, floral and sour. Very vinous, red wine. Tannic and bitter. Kind of a mess. Oxidized hops. Medium bubbles.
Koelschtrinker (17330) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Herb-hefiger säuerlicher Beginn. Starke Holznoten, dann etwas muffig. Die Säure bleibt muffig, sehr trocken, fast etwas aufdringlich. Dann bitterer, dunkel malzig. Ok aber sehr trocken! 11/10/8/9/12/8
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Trey. Rating #94. Bright orange/gold color with a small white head. Funky woody aroma with a light bitterness. Dry tartness and a bit of hops, real freaking nice. (2142)
nimbleprop (7492) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours a transparent orange. Nose is medicinal, oranges, windex. Flavor is sweet, oranges, brett, windex. Full bodied, sticky finish.
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with faint beige head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, light sour fruit, and spice. Flavor is spice, caramel, and biscuit malt. Light/medium body with medium warmth and carbonation.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to MrChopin. Pours a clear reddish amber with a short lived beige head. Blueberry nose with that odd bullfrog terroir of wild yeast. Berries, fruit juice, mustiness. Taste is hotly acetic with a dry and grassy herbal character. Drying Zataar spice medley. Stomach acid/bile comes through with an abrasive acid character. Corrosive mouthfeel down the esophagus. Oh no.
Travlr (21443) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Deep clear amber, small white head. Aroma of summer fruit. Taste is sour and bitter wood.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light caramel and cookie malt, sour fruits and earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt with medium hops and bitterness, sour fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.