corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark amber/ coppery chestnut brown color with golden amber/orange edges when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger yellowish beige head with good retention, lasting throughout and leaving sporadic chunks of lacing.
Slightly earthy aroma with nice caramel malt, smokey charcoal, roasted malt, nut, barbecue, bacon with some earthy, twangy funky sour brett notes.
Sweet up front with subtle light fruit notes and a nice funky tart dry brett effervescence that lingers into the finish over a nice charcoal barbecue smokiness which provides a nice balance. This beer is very complex and well balanced. A unique blend of two of my favorite styles. Recommended.