TheAlum (6989) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of DuffmanSW. Thanks, Sean! Poured into a narrower fluted tulip. Pours an opaque murky rusty berry color, tinted with deep crimson hues, purple, and a sort of brown. Almost a dark pinot, but hazier, darker, more opaque, with a dirty whitish reddish head that is moderate, dies to a small film and laces a bit. Aromas are sweet blackberries, a touch of lactic sourness, slight vinegar, wet oakiness is smaller, but there. A touch of faint vanilla, a light sour and sweet mix. Initial is lighter bodied, a bit blank up front, moving into tart blackberries, with some subtle sweetness lying beneath. Berries, faint vinegar, vanilla on the backend, wet wood, lactic sourness is light, but heavier in some sips. Berries stick to the palate in the aftertaste, as some light tannins make their way in on the backend. A bit underbodied, and sips seem to vary on intensity of flavors (Not sure if this is a strength of weakness). Overall, I like the idea of the brew, a good mesh of sweetness and sourness, that is quite sessionable. However, the shortcomings on this beer’s complexity are there (A bit underbodied, inconsistent, could use a touch more sourness), but can be overlooked for a quality sessionable sour like this. Very nice. I can see why ratings that did not get a proper pour (And serving size) might be lacking for this beer. Try and get a good 12 oz. to get a full feel, and not just from the top of the bottle.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1800 - 2015.06.29 - 750mL Bottle - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is blackberry ham, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart berry notes, oaky vanilla sweetness from the barrel component - Nice.
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Ruby red that’s hazy. Thin white head. Wild blackberry, earth, dark berry sourness, and seedy aroma. Like biting into a wild picked blackberry. Early, tart, blackberry tart, and seedy. Medium to lighter fizzy carb. Lovely.
hirigalzkar (2953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks finol). Nice sweet and fruity aroma with a small berry seed-like dryness. Crisp, tart taste with a high fruitiness and sweetness. Small vinousity.
finol (3121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper without a head.
Aroma of blackberries.
Tart, fruity lambic like taste.
Malin_aiisa (881) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Red, no head. Nice!
Aroma of blackberry, sour, cellar organic
Taste fresh sour. Blackberry mild. Sweet. Hint of casics
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark red w/ quick dissipating pink head. Aromas of big berry, vinous, and a little funk. Flavors of sour berry, vinegar notes...funky sour greatness!
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby purple pour with tan head. Light blackberry aromas, sour tart, berry tones. Wine, oak, blackberries, berry, fruit Flavors.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours reddish white head - nose and taste of blackberry, oak, sour lactose - med body
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A strong sour aroma, definitely has the pink purple color of a blackberry. This is quite sour- mouth-puckering really. Yet it's not that good. I think the fruit lends a sweetness that doesn't work, despite the sour base. And it is nowhere near worth the exorbitant price.
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a plastic cup showing translucent rims and an opaque center.
The nose shows intense blackberry notes.
The palate is light to moderately carbonated, full bodied with a perfect fruit forwardness of black berries and a perfect tartness. Slightly too easy to drink and missing complexity and depth in flavors some would want from most sours but given this is the only blackberry sour that I know, this is very well done and surpassed my expectations.