wedgie9 (1837) - 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.
fluffy (1501) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
never would have pegged this for a porter. was more like a sour brown, like new belgiums la foile. not too sour, but i wasnt getting any bourbon except on the back end.
vtafro (3032) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle.(these notes are not getting neater) Brown pour with tan head. Sharp tart tones, oak, bourbon, sour porter tones.
Dfonorow (1352) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is dark brown with some slight red tints and a small khaki head. Aroma and flavor of yeast, oak, roast, spice, sour mix, balsamic vinegar, and dark fruit. Finish is a bit of vinegar mixed with alcohol.
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the barbecue. Aroma of toffee, caramel, chocolate, and tart golden raisins. Pours brown and thick with light lacing. Taste is caramel, chocolate, toffee, vinegar, lemon juice, and oak. Great tart and sticky mouthfeel. Intense acidic finish. Great stuff.
baraciisch (1736) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black in color... Aroma of dark fruits, prunes, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla... Flavor is fairly sweet, stone fruits, chocolate, hint of vinegar, spices... Really enjoyable
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Cory (295) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle. I’m not sure if it was the bottle we had or what but this is what I got. Aroma of stone fruit pit, dried but soured cherries, some earthy grass notes, and a weird acidity to it. It was the combo of the aromas and the tart wine flavors that were a off putting. I wasn’t the only one either that was thrown off by this brew. I will have to try again.
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head. Aroma is like getting sour wine and wood stuffed up your nose. Woot!!!! Flavor is sour wine, musty oak, and some majorly dark treacle. This is to die for. Gets a little chocolate with time.
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with no head and a cherry and treacle aroma. There is a nicely sour dark malt flavor with lots of cherry. The flavor is not easy to describe other than to say it is delicious.
mcmd (310) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours deep mahogany with a beige head. Aroma is red wine, oak, vanilla, sweet dark fruit. Taste is similar with nice balance between sweet dark fruit/red wine with tart acidity there as well, spicy and dry in the finish, nice oak/vanilla/bourbon in the background which melds perfectly. Alcohol present but not abrasive, soft mouthfeel, very easy drinking. A great beer.
GothGargoyle (1142) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby brown with an off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, earthy mushrooms, vanilla, sour cherry, dates, funk, figs. Full bodied, delicious tartness on the palate with a huge supporting sweetness, slight roughness in the back of the throat. Taste is fig, balsamic reduction, dates, bourbon, red wine. Wow.