JohnnyJ (4092) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2013 Draft at stone sour fest 2013. Pours a slightly hazy yellow, with off white head. Lots of ginger, lime juice, lemon zest, honey sweetness, bourbon notes, sourness, and light oak. Maybe too much ginger, but this would be great with sushi.
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone Sour Fest 2013. Yellow/orange pour with a small white head. Really prevalent ginger aroma. Some sweet citrus, lime zest, and lemon. Mild bourbon and oak. Really heavy ginger flavor and quite a bit of lime, too. Nice lactic sourness, hints of oak, grass, and subtle bourbon.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Wooden barrel at Cascade barrel house, PDX, 22/05/13.
Lightly hazed pale blonde with a thin white head.
Nose delivers a big sweet ginger hit, this is backed up with far more subtle doses of lime, wooden notes, light must and cobwebs. The power of the ginger tends to dominate and wipe out most of the flavours one would normally expect from a sour.
Taste is not so OTT ginger but this still carries a good presence, lime, sugars, perfumed tone, light funk, damp wood, tarte citrus fruit, light ginger driven spice, trace of the bourbon barell ageing but very subtle.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry and sour finish.
Ok sour but balance not spot on for me - needs less ginger and a touch more sourness/funk.