JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FInally found my notes for this one. Gravity pour at the Blind Tiger. Pale golden beer with a light sour aroma. A bit of tart lactic aroma over a light apricot and orange peel aroma. Sort of funky with a very strange grainy/wheatiness over the back. A little bit toasty and herbal with a strange astringency over the back. I do like this, but it is not nearly what this brewery is capable of. Neither terribly sour nor terribly hoppy, it just kind of comes across as indistinct... having said that, I see a lot of potential.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity pour at the Blind Tiger. Lots of husky, wheaty, peanut brittle in the aroma, sour in back, kind of 1 dimensional. Flavor is similar, thin but clean body, easy drinking with light flavors. Very sessionable. Minor sour throughout. Not really seeing the hops. Reminds me of the early Jolly Pumpkin, though not as well crafted.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity Cask @ Blind Tiger. Pours a hazy gold color with a barely-there head and no noticeable carbonation. Aroma is slightly barnyard-ish, a little brett, and citrus as well. Taste is brett/funk up front with citrus and soapy notes dominating throughout this basically uncarbonated beer. It’s pretty good, and definitely a very interesting attempt.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at Blind Tiger, VSK event. Pale hazy straw color with an oily microscopic head. Soapy, sour for sure, and bready. Leafy, outwardly dry smelling hops. Musty, pithy citrus aroma. Slightly washed out, earthy and dusty flavor. Sour in a tropical, under ripe fruity way - green pineapple and papaya. Excellent acidity. Oily in the mouth - I think a bottle conditioned, nicely carbonated version of this beer would rock. Interesting. Keep them coming.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Gravity cask at BTAH VSK. Pours pale gold with no head. Nose is grassy hops, barnyard funk, horseblanket, earthy. Flavor is funky up front, barnyard and earthy, bit of citric tartness, grassy hops assert themselves early on and throughout, without ever breaking free of the tartness - the combination makes for weird, corny off-flavor. Not pleasant for me. Mouthfeel was still, medium-light body.