Strykzone (6275) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. From Shep. Dark brown with some red. A tan ring. Sour funk dominates the nose but bourbon is noted. Fruit, too. The flavor has all kinds of stuff going on. Bourbon. Fruit,msour funk, wood, interesting, unique, and good.
vtafro (6267) - 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.
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, caged and corked. One word: STRONG. Dark, unappealingly muddy and brown. Drinks with a over-the-top sugary sweetness, woody, more sugar and a hint of whiskey burn. Did I mention it’s strong? (#5748, 9/21/2014)
tiong (6150) - 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.
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with tan head. The aroma has a lot of tart dark fruit and a bit of funk. The flavor is a lot more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and tart dark fruit notes, as well as some roasted malt and vanilla. As the beer warms I start to get a lot more bourbon and oak notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great sour.
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a lighter brown with a small beige head. Aroma was of dark sour cherries, mild roast, chocolate, oak, and figs. Flavor was lots of rotten in a good way dark fruits, mild Porter and barrel, light vinegar and some citrus too. Interesting stuff.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: An over-the-top sweet, sour, boozy, oaky dark sour ale. Acceptable sipper
How: Bottle 750ml shared at RBSG 2011 grand tasting
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The strange intense nose is full of barrels, funky oak and sour fruits. Taste has a lot of oak barrels is, tart cherries wrapped in chocolate, lots and lots of tannins, plenty of sugars, too much booze. Low carbonation. This in an intense beer that is pushing the envelop in too many directions, very sour, very sweet, very tannic, very boozy. Not a bad sipper at all, but as a Cascade sour this is a bit of a letdown. I wish I could suffer from bubonic plague instead of alcoholism, or any other disease you don’t get yelled at for having.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(GABF 2010) dark brown pour with dark tan lasting head. Nose of pipe tobacco, raisin, cherry, light acetic and brown sugar. Taste of sweet brown sugar, tart cherries, tobacco and caramel. Sweet creamy finish, nice beer.
Countbeer (5958) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small tan head on top of a dark almost black colored beer.
Smell sour, malts, hops, grains, sweets, yeast and wood.
Taste is a well balanced mix of nice sour, malts, sticky malts, light sweet, bitter, nice fruity bitter, light spicy, wood and a hint of liquorice.
A nice dark sour aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture. Great beer.
egajdzis (5952) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light roast, cocoa, vanilla, brett, bacterias, and wood. Taste of light cocoa and roast up front, with wild yeast, and a sour finish.