kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of tart dark fruits, overripe dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla, oak barrel, light vinegar, caramel, chocolate and malt. Flavour is above moderate sweet and sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Zlotta (2255) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Black with a frothy, beige head. Sweetish, sourish-fruity aroma of chocolate, cherries, oak and blackcurrant. Sweetish, sourish-fruity taste of chocolate, cherries, vinegar, blackcurrant and oak, followed by a short, quite tart finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and a little astringent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Really nice!
androman (1842) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Oedipus Int. Beer Festival 2016. Nose is fruity sourish, wild yeasty. Body is pitch black, head is big, brownish, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, raisin, milk chocolate. Medium sweet, heavy sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet-sour. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy due to sourness, interesting but not my taste.
bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 project. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, toffee, roast, lemon, cherry. Flavor is, whoah, some sweetness, light tart, light funk, cherries, Manhattan, vanilla, toffee. Whoah. Medium body. Me likes.
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Nose of bourbon, chocolate, cherry, vinegar, dark fruits. Lactose flavor, chocolate, vanilla, yogurt, cherry, caramel, apples, vinegar, bourbon. ALso get raisins and something like Umeshu (plum liqueur). Very well ages, with much less of the shocking sourness in a fresh Cascade beer.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Black grapes, bourbon vanilla and a splash of cherry juice coalesce in this beautiful sour beer.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the purplish mahogany.
-Both aroma and flavor profile are tight.
-Spicy phenolics are present throughout as well.
-Sourness is high, but the suave mouthfeel and flavor arrangement make it all work.
-This is 12%?!? Didnít notice its strength at all! Would have said 8-9% tops.
-This is so beyond De Garde sour beers quality-wise, itís hard to understand the similar ratings.
luttonm (4722) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade Barrel House, Portland. Dark, opaque brown, super creamy lacto-porter, acidic, tart, big sour. Good vanilla-oak over top. Heavy, lactic, huge tart. Enamel cleaner. Big, tasty. Odd. Crazy.
tiong (6482) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly head. Aroma of spices, bourbon, oak, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, dates and mild ripe fruitiness. Taste is slightly tart and sourish with some ripe fruits, figs, dates, bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla and loads of spices. Finish is sweet, sticky and slightly sour with some oak, wood, spices, bourbon and ripe fruits. Quite interesting, but a bit messy.
ippopotamo36 (1770) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cascade pub in Portland-USA. Pours dark brown, adhesive tan foam. Nose: light sweet roast, strawberry too. Mouth: sweet peppery roast, tasty and sweet
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gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. Low head. Intense nose with an intriguing mix of forest fruits, burnt caramel, oak, raisins and bourbon alcohol. Full sour sweet body and alcohol heat, some spice in the end.drinks dangerously easy.