kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very, very excited to try this one. A rust copper mahogany color with not a whole lot if head. Strong sour cherry notes with some slight acetone notes. Some funk as well. Malty, sour and tart with some fruit type taste. No medicinal flavors at all. Subtle Brett flavors as well. Pretty well balanced. Some oak notes. More tart fruit and sour than anything else and in that sense it is really good. Light mouthfeel.
nickd717 (3560) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to soulforpeanuts. Pours a dark hazy reddish color with a small off-white head leaving nice foam. The aroma has lots of good cherry aspects, maybe some other red berries. Pretty good flavor. Starts with big sour cherry and raspberry, but ends with a slight dirty note and little bleu cheese, which is rather. Still pretty tasty but not great. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Fairly refreshing for the style actually. A good but not outstanding wild ale.
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky Rust pour with a slight offwhite head. Aroma is sour cherry, acetic acid, some funky leather and a bit of light light horsiness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit prickly from carbonation. Flavor is nicely soured, acetic, a bti funky, mostly cherry fruit and skins. A really nice flemish red.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours a cloudy, dark maroon with a light, filmy head. Lots of funk and leather in the aroma with some tart strawberry. Flavor is sweet, tart, fruity, lightly acidic with some dirt. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Finishes sour, light, dry and clean. Interesting and pretty good.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jay. Acetic acid, cheesy aluminum, mud
Slightly harsh vodka, mud components to the flavor, peach, plum, old socks, oud bruin like with a bit more acidity, less complexity.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with a somewhat minimal off-white/khaki head.
S: The nose is sour cherries, vinegar, and a bit of oak. The lactic acidity is there but not the primary aroma and only a bit of funk.
T: Quite a bit of cherries to the flavor, which is nice. A fair amount of acetic and lactic acids, and a light funk that is somewhat wet oak/hay in nature.
M: The body is medium with a decent level of carbonation and a dry, slightly tart, finish.
D: A good barrel aged beer from Bullfrog. Not quite as good as Black Cherry Bomb, for example, but still a pretty good beer.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle #370/378 thanks to ericandersnavy) rich deep red/brown pour with light white bubbles. Nose of sweet cherries, pipe tobacco, lightly tart, fruity, wet wood, and raspberry puree. Taste of sweet raspberry and other stone fruit pits, cherry, pipe tobacco, a little too sweet, wet barrel. Not lactic, but wish it was. Linger is sweet and reminiscent of the pipe tobacco throughout.
bhensonb (11255) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a snifter. Very hazy amber leaving a bit of sediment. Nice woody sour oakish aroma. Puckers my mouth just to sniff it. Medium plus body. It’s sort of sour/oak/plum. Nicely sour/puckerish. But far, far from vinegar. An ale to savor. It is excellent.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml, bottle # 370/378, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, oak, chocolate, caramel, toffee, and horseblanket. Flavor of cherry, earthiness, light oak, caramel, and grass with a dry finish.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ericandersnavy - gracias.
Smells so good. Super tart. Tastes like a strawberry hookah. Love it!