dmac (5479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Jimmie. Poured a deepm dark blackish/brown with a smaller light beige head. Aroma is earthy with vinegar sourness along with some rotting dark fruit. Medium bodied with softer carbonation and a lingering sour aftertaste. Flavor is better then the aroma with loads of sourness, dark fruit and vinegar, along with a hint of red wine and lots of earthiness. Solid sour again from the Captain.
NikkTwist (2673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bru Craft. Opaque dark brown pour with just a hint of foam. Very dark red fruit flavors. Balsamic vinegar. Blackberries. Currants. Plums. Molasses. Pecans. Dark chocolate cordials. Liquorice. Green apples. Dried blueberries. Nose is a bit harsh but the taste is full, complex and has a nice sharp sour pucker. Dark but juicy. A great sipper.
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy brown body with a spare tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, dry cocoa, cherry, plum, raisins, and vinous. Flavor of vinous, dark cherry, raisins, wood, green apple, and oak with a moderately dry finish.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a off white head..Nose is dark fruits, spice, dark plum, grapes..Taste is dark plum, spice, chocolate, dry, funk,
wedgie9 (2618) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 1/27/13 from a capped 375mL bottle. Pours completely opaque black with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is dark and milk chocolate, coffee, and just a touch of some sour funk underlying. The flavor is more sour vinegar and vinous up front with all of the milk and dark chocolate and coffee from the nose. Sour up front, stout on the back. The body is medium with average carbonation, plenty of tannin, and a long sour and roasted finish.
vyvvy (5782) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has light tartness, caramel and berries. It has a medium body that is smooth and has some grainy light carbonation. It begins with lots of dark berries, smooth roast, richness and sharp citric acidity. The finish is crisp for a dark 10% beer. Yet another excellent beer in the memorable tasting.
Sarlacc83 (1893) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Matt. Thanks!
A: Black w/ red tints.White head.
N: Cherry, grape, lemon, grapefruit, acetic acid, oak, leather, and blackberry.
T: Very sour. Fruit type sweetness.
M: Carbonated. Medium body.
O: Intense and tasty. I would have this any day. Compares well to Supplication.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured near black, thinned to reddish hues towards the bottom of the glass. Mild forming head. This was a great darker sour. Mildly dry, good acidity with tart vinous fruit, black cherry, and barrel notes. Some sweetness and candied sugars came through to prevent it from being too puckering.
brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house, shared by GT. Dark brown pour with a small off-white head. Baslamic vinegar, cola, wood, and lemon. A touch of coffee, licorice, and plenty of dark fruit. Nice sweet and sour flavor. Balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, and licorice. Some lemon juice, green apple, and a bit of wood. Nice.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL. Pours a clear, deep amber red with low foam. Okay for dark sour. Nose is quite funky, a bit footy, some gorgonzola funky cheese. Taste is on the Flemish red/dark sour side of things. Big red wine, vinous, some cocoa. Interesting combo. Palate is lactic, rich, blackberry, sharp. Very nice.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some dark fruit and toffee notes. The flavor is a strong mix of dark fruit, grapes, toffee and oak, with a light amount of tart and sour character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.