mcberko (5934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a deep dark mahogany / near-black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of oak, wood, sour dark fruits, and some red wine notes. Flavour brings out subtly tart dark fruits, red grape skins, some vinous (red wine) notes, and loads of oaky wood. Very complex, finishing on notes of dry, lightly soured dark fruit and grape skins, as well as woody vinous notes. Hides the 10% ABV very well. Very enjoyable stuff.
Leighton (10465) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in NH with AJ - thanks a lot! Aged one year. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. Old, wet wood on the nose with stewed berries as well. Light sweet flavor with big tang, dark berries, light vinegar, more wet wood. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sour finish, moderately dry, with very tart dark berries and lingering wet wood. Quite dynamic and complex. Very enjoyable.
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (on New Year’s Eve)... Poured deep, darkish cola, brown/red with a thin forming khaki head. Aroma of dark fruits, grapes and cherries with barrel and lactic acid. Hint of roast and malt sweetness with dark fruits, wood, and a decent amount of acidity for a nice, complex, tart character. Really nice, easy going. Joy to drink.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house, thanks to GT. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar, black cherry, oak, and cola. A nice bit of chocolate, lemon, and grass. Flavor is tart and acetic. Light cola and caramel sweetness. Plenty of balsamic, cherry, oak, green apple, and lemon. Mild chocolate. Solid.
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL. Pours a clear, deep cola red/brown. Weaker foam. Okay for oude bruin. Really solid Flemish red nose- stuffed with blackberry, cabernet red wine, cinnamon, steak fat, mild acetic acid flash (okay for this style). Taste is more lime heavy, very citric, as it warms falls more into Flemish red with red wine, minerals, cinnamon, saltwater. Solid!
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Tart Cherries, Red Plum, Mild Vanilla
T: Tart Cherries, Red Plum, Semi Acidic
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sour, Mildly Bitter
Overall, pretty solid sour ale, nice dark fruit tartness.
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Leighton. Enjoyed at 55F in stemware.
A - Pretty dark pour espresso head. Nice lacing
S - Nose is roasted malts and a hint of tootsie roll. Not much sour in the nose. More oak and leather
T - Wow. Very sour. Musty and like a soured porter. Interesting but very sour!
M - Thin and oily mouth feel. nice roasted notes.
O - Not a beer I’d seek out again but pretty drinkable for a sour.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown pour with browish head. Aroma is really fruity, cinnamon, acetic notes, orange, berries, very rich and interesting. Taste is sour, lots of acetic and citrusy notes, woody, spicy, almost smoky finish. Best dark sour I’ve had I think.
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with low brown head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, acetic stuff, berries. Taste is of fruits (berries), sour/acetic stuff (a tad too much imo). Palate: Ligth body. Overall: Very good. I would have dig it a little more if it had been a bit more subtil on the sourness.
tom10101 (2614) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (375 ml). 1 + years old. Thanks O’s! Murky dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is complex and enticing with a lot of fruits, light acetic notes, cinnamon, orange peel, wood, funk notes and light roasted notes. Taste is moderately acetic with a lot of fruits, wood notes, orange/citrus, light funk and light roasted malt. Slightly to moderately dry mouthfeel. Good carbonation. A tad winey. Acetic notes tickle the tongue. By far my favorite dark Sour Ale up to now. Superb balance and good complexity. Very fruit. Superb aroma. Great beer!