notalush (5562) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sending this bottle my way - I was going to wait to try this beer, but I just couldn’t - pours a murky red, with a nearly non-existent head - she’s got a lovely aroma - cherry and grape skin tannins, potent oak, mild acetic character, vinegar, moderate earthy funk, light acidity, red wine, and just a hint of fruity sweetness underneath - the flavor is dry and immensely oaky, with loads of tannic, red wine flavor - some mild acetic notes, and an acidic kick that both compliment the dryness - a bit briny/salty through the middle, with a good amount of cheesy, earthy funk - finishes with some kriek-ish cherry character and lingering red wine vinegar, oak and acetone - I prefer the Castleton, but this is still a mighty fine sour ale from Scott.
williamstome (1572) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy pour. Tart vinous aroma. Flavor is similar with some barnyardy (Brett) notes. Quite nice.
thornecb (5134) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to nothing. Dark pit fruit, funk and oak aromas. Medium bodied with pit fruit and grapes upfront turning to marshmallow brett and band-aid in the lasting finish.
Mep3222 (1047) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 Batch: Oaky lactic sour aroma with almost a grape musk in there. Taste is mostly lactic sour with a bit of an earthy funk finish. Almost a funky grape finish. Almost a slight boozy oakyness to it. Not overly sour, maybe 4 of 10 sour. Complex and has a descent amount of body. Woody and some dark fruit in there with the grape musk. Solid sour for sure, but for the price it is a step below cascade sours or bruery sours, and even a bit more expensive than those for similar volume.
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kraddel (5204) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx Rob ! Pours unclear amber , no real head ( looks like wort) Smell is sour, oaky, fruity. Taste is dry sour, lactic acid. Mild fruity. Nice, but not really as complex as expected. Still very nice though
AirForceHops (5277) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BCTC, Ommegang Brewery. August, 8, 2015. Dirty red, muddy brown color. Aroma is a vinegar bomb! Maybe I can get around this aroma and try to be subjective here…
Flavor is acetone, funky red grapes, funky oak with a sharp vinegar that turns into cherries and other random berries. Steady tartness. For a style I completely hate this turned out more drinkable then I was guessing but I sure the hell wouldn’t stand in line for it.
kermis (8524) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of tart red and dark fruits, light funk, vinous notes, caramel and oak. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1186) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown-ish. Aroma is fruity, grapes, red fruits, tart, wood and zest. Taste is moderate sour and light sweet. Medium bodied. Really nice.
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at THT May 2015. Courtesy of me, traded with a good friend in New York.
No head. very hazy amber pour. Quite tart.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jrob21 for holding onto this and sharing it. Lots of dark red berries, vinous, oak, sour, acidic, medium complexity. Nice stuff.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 4. Beautiful color. Reddish brown. Thick syrupy aroma. Flavor is a little more tart. Full bodied and intense. Finish is a little fruity and tart. Could have a little more depth but really nice