Travlr (20314) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks! Brown color, small tan head. Aroma of sour brown bread. Taste is vanilla, booze, brandy, brown bread. Decent.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle thanks to drez77. This beer was a pretty good gusher but at least it didnít spray the ceiling? Dark brown and it has a good head. Smells very odd with the porter malt aroma conflicting with sour and just ouch..The flavor was a disaster to me, so many things in conflict: porter, sour, cinnamon, barrel, yuck! This is like Ron Burgundy drinking milk on a hot day: a bad choice. I love sour beers but this was just a let down. I drainpoured my glass :(
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-06-2011 04:18:04
jcartamdg (2945) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma of a bourbon barrel impy stout. Taste is bourbon, smoke malt and sour. Different, not my favorite cascade but still really cool
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
callmemickey (4191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Dark brown body, off-white head, spotty lacing. Quad like dark fruits, a little bourbon-booze, and oak. Some leather, must, and vinous notes are also present. Medium bodied, silky feel on the tongue, moderate acidity and sourness are in each sip. Only a little residual heat. Quite nice.
wedgie9 (2588) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 9/30/12 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle sent to me by Chris, big thanks. Pours deep, dark brown with a bit of a red velvet tint, and a thin brown head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is sour with loads of chocolate malt, maple, vanilla, and caramel bourbon, and just a touch of roast. The flavor is a bit more sour up front, moving to all of the chocolate, maple, vanilla, and caramel barrel aged notes, and finishing with some roast. The body is full and tannic with average carbonation and a very long sour and bourbon finish.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Movin, thanks!!!! Pours dark cheery with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is sour funkiness. Flavor is a lot funkier than I expected, less sour than expected, and amazingly complex. Oak, wine, cherry? At first i was a little scared, but I started to warm up to this brew as it warmed up. I think I enjoyed the Vlad better, but this beer has more going on with it for sure. Iím just happy to have had the opportunity to try it.
Huhzubendah (3379) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Dark brown hue, with an eighth inch of head that leaves some good lacing on the glass.
S: Sourness, cherries, booze / alcohol, oak, funk.
T: Ooo...this is different...I like it. A healthy level of complexity exists here in this glass. Intriguing and challenging, with flavors of oak, wine, cherries, bourbon, and funkiness. This daring beer walks a fine line between triumph and failure. Iím a fan.
M: Pretty smooth feel, notwithstanding the massively complex pungent blitzkrieg of funky, fruity booze.
D: While I do prefer Vlad the Imp Aler, I really enjoyed this brew. I love sours, even / especially ones that challenge the palate. This was a really fun experience. Iíd happily drink this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-22-2010
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle. Thank for sharing, Sam! A sweet, toasty clean acid flavor rises first, but then the bourbon comes in quickly. Loads and load of vanilla, almost a bit too much, but rich and full of pipe tobacco. The middle part of the palate gets too spicy, thereís too much going on, but the bourbon and brown malts really clean out the finish. This worked at the point in the tasting we had it, because of the bold bourbon quality, but it felt akimbo. I donít think plain clean lactic acid goes well with porters if the acidity is too high and the bourbon was completely overbearing on the whole beer. There are some fun sugars in it, but the overall presentation is too much of being hit over the head with a hammer.
madvike (3182) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by TheAlum at Muckfest III...thanks Adam! - Pours ruby brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is sweet bourbon with some cinammon that comes through the light tartness. Maltier than I expected, until I read the label and realized this was a sour porter. Taste is real sweet, but not cloying, with vanilla and brown sugar, a cherry sourness, and real mild tartness. Smooth and well-carbonated, this beer was pretty restrained for what it is--impressive.
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bursts out of the bottle, a lot going on here. some dark fruit, toasty, vanilla, the sour brown component seems at odds with the bourbon barely trying to break through. the spiciness is nice but, again, doesnít play nice with the rest of the flavors. Vlad Impaler knocks this one out.