mathieuc (2352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky red with a weak head that doesn’t leave lacing. Nose is of vinegar and red grapes. Taste is sweet and sour, acetic but not over the top. Fruity flavors all the way: cherries and grapes mostly. I cannot say that I sensed bourbon that much. Carbonation is moderate, body medium. Alcohol is pretty apparent and warming. Not bad, not bad.
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 m). 2009 vintage. Thanks to Rich for this one! Murky brown with a medium diminishing beige head. Aroma of bourbon, red fruits, vanilla, spices, wood and balsamic notes. Taste is moderately sweet and sour with bourbon, vanilla, red fruits, wood, balsamic notes, a touch of alcohol and red fruits. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Nice complexity, but a tad too heavy for my liking. I would classify this one as a Sour Red/Brown instead of a Sour/Wild Ale. Tasty.
pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cascade Barrel Room. Brown mahogany with a beige head. Malty sour, yeasty, oak, some bourbon, somewhat tart and a bit of sour. Smooth, balanced, moderate carbonation and full body, some vinegar on the finish. Overall quite good.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Diego. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is spice and oak. Medium mouthfeel with light tartness, oak, spice, roast with light sour finish. Very good.
ICEatALAMO (1148) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour is a hazy brown. The aroma is almost overpowering, in a good way. The taste is amazingly good. Great mix of sour, spices, and bourbon.
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Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky brown, finger tan head
Smell fruity, big vanilla, wood
Taste rum, bourbon, heat, fruit, cherry and raspberry,
Mid body, chewy
Very complex, good
Brentv (514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery’s Raccoon Lodge. Very dark with a slight head. Aroma of bourbon and dates and plums and dark fruits. Taste is the same, very sweet, tart, and rich. Full mouthfeel.
Ferris (8462) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - Vintage 2011 - Bourbon and oak notes. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolaty, minty, sour, vanilla and bourbon. This is a really cool drink, complex and fun. Must drink more.
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House
Dark brown with a small beige and good lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, woody, vanilla and chocolate
Nice and tasty
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Raccoon lodge.
Dark, dark pour, boozy, wood and vanilla covering over the sour base of cherry Flemish sour. In addition to a bourbon blast, the flavor brings a lot of the balsamic Duchess taste that I find off-putting in sours. Sweet. Plenty of spice, almost like cinnamon. Too hot. I’m not overwhelmed by this one.