Theis (14114) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - Tasting - Thanks to Bill. Black - offwhite head. Acid, bourbon, fruity, licorice, berries, roasted, nice pleasant sourness, high licorice, berries, light cherry notes. Very nice.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml (PBF)
Dark brown color, small beige head. Sour, woody, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Some cocoa, licorice, tart, sweetish vanilla and bourbon flavor. Very whiskey-alcoholic aftertaste with tartness.
Leighton (13403) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin. Pours deep brown with a frothy tan head. Big acetic berry nose, moderate funk, vinegar. Big sweet flavor but also quite tangy, with lots of sugary dark fruits, plum, blueberry. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with lots of gooey fruits, some acetic burn, ripe berry sugars. A bit heavy handed overall, though still pretty tasty.
Rasmus40 (12814) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark fruit, sour fruit, berries, wood, tart and notes of bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish with some alcohol. Very complex, but also a bit all over the place. 040213
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a dark red/brown color with very minimal head on it.
S: The nose is full of butter, bourbon, and alcohol. A definite lactic tartness to this with some hints of dark fruits, but the alcohol and butter are very strong.
T: This has to be the booziest sour Iíve ever had. Way too much bourbon, making the flavor slightly solventy, some oak, and again: butter. Raisins, vinegar, lactic tartness, and even some sweetness.
M: The body is medium with a decent level of carbonation, a slight pucker inducing sourness and a lot of heat.
D: What is the big deal with this one? Iím guessing that previous barrels/bottles might have been better, but this one just missed the mark.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, citrus, and bourbon. Flavor vinous, roasted, caramel, vanilla, cherry, lacto, some citrus, bourbon, and grapes.
bhensonb (12048) - 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.
chrisv10 (12010) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown/red with medium diminishing beige head. Aroma is malt, sour, vinegar, chocolate, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, little over carbonated, vinegar, chocolate, sour, oak, vanilla, wood, medium dry, little acid, medium sweet. Strange but nice.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Cola dark-brown body with small brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some sour, vanilla, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, sour lemon, some bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness, light acidity.
Theydon_Bois (11666) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerko, from an IP trade, 30/09/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is roasty, dark fruit rinds, fruit balsams, chestnut, dates, spice.
Taste comprises earthy notes, berry fruit balsams, oaky wood must, strong alcohol wash, vinegar notes.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid enough for the ABV if a little hot.