MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2011 bottle shared by Daniel at the December Houston BA Tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Nice nose of sour fruit and cinnamon. Barely a hint of bourbon. Taste is of sour fruit, some wine, cinnamon and pepper. Mouthfeel is medium and dry. Very nice.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paulís Thanksgiving weekend bash. Poured a dirty muddy water brown body with a smaller fizzy head. Aroma is just plain sour with some chocolate and citrus notes. Much fuller bodied then I was expecting considering this is a sour and rather strong carbonation to boot. Overall the flavor is just sour with underlying choclate notes. Overall itís interesting but sour chocolate is just plain odd.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Max Daddy at Paulís gathering. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of sour grapes, tart fruit and wood barrel.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paulís tasting courtesy of Max. Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin beige head. Light acid, sweet vinegar, a bit of bourbon and some wood, and some aromas of Sweet Tarts. Huge carbonation. I actually had to swirl this thing around in my glass steadily for a couple of minutes to get the carbonation down to a manageable level. Sweet with some light vinegar. Nutty malt and tart acid. Definitely very interesting, but seems like it needs more time for the myriad of things in here to meld together more cohesively.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Shared by Max. Pours a hazed deep amber woody brown with a thin head. Aroma is tannic- woody, earthy bourbon barrel- hints of oaky vanilla, toast, wild brett, light lacto and bacteria- sour notes, wine-like, and grapeskin with slight burnt roasty hints. Flavor is light ashy chocolate, then wine-like acidity and woody barrel- bourbon is noticed but subtle mixed in with the sourness and malts- dusty earthy and good grapey tannic and acidic finish. Good stuff. Wouldnít think this would work but it did.
smith4498 (2794) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Maltzillaís All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brown color with tan head. Tons of aromas; toasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, wood, wine. Similar falvors with some sourness. Weird, but interesting.
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very unique brew.. Starts out like a sour then you get a sweet chocolate finish. Flavors seem to change as beer warms as well. Might like it a little better. Slight woodiness and earthy overtones but the finish is great. Once you get this beer on your palate it really takes on an great array of flavors. Slight bourbon flavors that do not over power in any way. Worth seeking out glad I picked up a couple bottles because this one is enjoyable.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled hooked up by Diego. What a funky ale. Very effervescent with crisp tight orange and grape notes..
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. aroma sherry chocolate sour plum, light balsamic, medicinal. sour bile, high cocoa chocolate and balsamic. did not enjoy. not my cup of teat. weird bile taste, balsamic out of place, and just seemed goofy.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1700th rating. 750 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a finger-thick tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, red grape skins, caramel malts, funk, hot alcohol, and roast. Flavor of red grapes, vanilla, tannins, hot alcohol, caramel, a little lactic acid, and plums. Medium-bodied, with medium to high carbonation and a sour, boozy mouthfeel. The alcohol really has a burn in this. Flavors and aromas are really all over the place- sweet, sour, boozy, fruity, woody. I like it, but thereís a hell of a lot going on.