jackl (3775) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is strong condensed red berry juice. Tannic woody funk. Pennies. The taste is flush with raisin meat. Some cran-raspberry juice. Dark fruit compote. Shredded coconut. Slightly hot on the finish. Full body, oily. Nice.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is brown with some ruby highlighting around the edges. Aroma is of dark fruits, cherries, earth, wood, and a touch of vinegar. Flavor is similar with the cherry at first and the earth/spice/vinegar in the finish.
Theydon_Bois (6459) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Friday mega tasting, big thanks to Bruce, 03/01/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige heading.
Nose is tarte dark berries, funk, woody notes, cobwebs, cherry skins.
Taste comprises dank woody notes, strawberry liqourice, sweet berry notes, dank wood, cherry skins, sweet undertones, light acidic qualities.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation lending towards a tarte dry finale.
Nice Flemish, did not detect double digit ABV in this number! Good complex offering.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Clear deep red - brown beer, little bubbly tan head. Light palate, crisp and airy. A pleasant level of Flemish sourness with a sweetish counterpoint following on. Underneath nice ripe cherry. Light finish. No idea this had such a big abv, so it’s well hidden.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frrrrssss awesome smmmmmmelllll strong and in my face. Bold cherries - sweet, sour, dark and good. Red wine and sharp slightly malted vinegar, musty wood, cocoa. Wonderful. Tasty greatness - sweet then balsamic vinegar then cocoa, pop, tannic cherry and lots of it. Love this. Lacks bite. Totally chuggable.
dfearnley (728) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Sour cherry, sugar, a little funk.
Reddish brown, thin tan head, oily lacing.
Sour with a nice sweetness to it, cherry, a bit of funk. I’m happy to have this beer, it’s an experience.
kbudd19 (365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark muddy red pour, minimal white head, very little lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, thick sour tones, smells great. Taste - mild carbonation, nice bit of tartness on the front, lots of oak with a mild tart finish.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Funky sour cherry and barrel notes. Cloudy brown with a brown head. Soured cherries and barrel notes with a bit of funk and a nice sour finish.
Scopey (5291) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bruce at the mega tasting. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is woody, earth, vanilla, toasty coconut, cherry, cocoa and balsamic vinegar. The taste is tangy, tart lemon & green apple, malt vinegar, some alcohol, sherbet, moderate acidity, wood, vanilla, coconut and berry skin. Medium body and fine carbonation. A bit hot & acidic. Alright.
maneliquor (2728) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the big ass tasting. Cheers to the hostest with the mostest Brucio. Pours clear dark brown with a small lightly tanned head on top. Nose is full of dates and currants, some mild spice - cinnamon forward, brown sugar and a touch of lemon rind. Taste is lemon tang, blood orange, pithy zest, tarty, slick toffee, brown sugar, marmalade forward. Nice balanced dose of funk and it is full of stewy type berries. Alcohol is hidden masterfully. Very nice