MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark plum color, plump pink head. Nose is heavy blackberry, light citrus, oaky, and dusty malt, bit of cookie and licorice. Flavor is similar, more malt sweetness and blackberry, thin lagerish body, bit of milky finish.
italarican (1516) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Where the Wild Beers are, courtesy of Jay. Purplish tan pour. Aroma has dark, tart features of blackberry and some oak but is heavy on caramel. Flavor has that toffee/caramel sweetness in the front with a background of sharp lemon and cherry tartness. Funk and caramel in the finish. There’s a touch of artificial sweetness that I don’t like, but overall the sweet-tart balance is very good.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a tawny brown with a thin beige head. Blackberry, toast, acid and vanilla on the nose. Sweet and sour with some acid through the middle. Supple and smooth, nice long acids.
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG Tasting. Definitely blackberry in the aroma and flavor, but not a whole lot. Highly carbonated. Weak palate. Nice brett, might be just blackberry character.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2010 Bottle [Purchased from Bottleworks, probably a 2008, maybe 2009, but I’m guessing most likely a 2008]... Poured deep, burgundy, very cloudy, opaque, with a beige head. Aroma was faint fruit, tart, yeast, spice complexity. Tasted of cocoa powder, tootsie roll, candy sweetness with fruit and berry coming in. Very tart, dry, and puckering on top of all that. A sincere pleasure to drink.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at the Tally tasting. Pours dark purple with a thin off white head. Aroma is strong berry and wild yeast. Flavor is dark berry, mildly sour until the finish which lingers with sweet blackberry jam and tart berry.
deyholla (7627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting. Poured dark blueberry purple with a brown head. Aroma had a bit of sweet grain but lots of dark berries, particularly blackberry. Flavor began with sweet grains but both sweet and tart black berries quickly took over.
drowland (6633) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/26/10. Sampled at the Tally Tasting 2010 courtesy fata2683. Sout, tart, fruity, and super carbonated. You get what you expect. Mmmm.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dirty maroon body with a small beige head. The nose is nice and fruity- lots of berries with light caramel. Moderate to light sweetness, lightly tart with berry and cola. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to HOPSHUNTER: Poured a reddish brown with white head. Aroma is full dark berries. Taste is sour berries that puckers the tongue and lips.