Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Shared at the pre-BTBF tasting with some great out of town Ratebeerians who used to call the DFW Crew home.
Dark purple-brown color with a white head. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of dark fruit and sour cherry notes, as well as tartness and light funk. The flavor is more of the same. I love the sour cherries and funk character as well as some toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Amazing. Super pumped I got to try this one.
adamjackson (1749) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Cloudy. Looks like prune juice
Loads of fig and old muscat grapes
Holy hell. This is sour! Not even hiding the intensity. Very red grape heavy. Lots of tannins.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml cork and caged bottle shared by Dean on St. Pats. Poured a deep murky reddish/brown with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is odd, lots of sour cherry, some barf notes, wet wood and sand, earthy, old licorice and chocolate. Medium bodied with stronger carbonation and a long lingering sour aftertaste. Flavor of sour cherry, wet wood, earth, funk, lemons. Good stuff.
blklab2007 (1777) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011 project. Pour has a deep red amber color and a film of off white head. Aroma has tart cherry, dry acidity, oak, light bourbon, and yeast. Mouth feel is medium light with average carbonation. Flavor gets a hit of cherry, oak, dry bourbon, tannins, yeast, high acidity, and red grape skins.The base beer is nice and holds up to the treatment with a nice sweet and tart cherry. Grew on me as I drank the bottle.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A cherry attack, following an invitation of funk and cherry in the aroma. A lasting head and spider lace. Above average mouthfeel. A pretty perfect beer.
Great and dangerous. drinkability.Liam’s bottle, thanks!
Gription79 (2000) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Big notes of grapes, wood, fruity, tart. Very well made, nice balance.
GRM (2691) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, savoured on November 19 2012; eye: dirty brown, hazy, tiny sheet of tan head, no lacing; nose: cherry, acidity, sourness, wild yeasts, slight woody, unknown odour, something like molasses; mouth: cherry, acidity, sourness, wild yeasts, something like molasses, dry and sour finale with slight woody presence, full body, not much carbonation, slightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, 9,2 %, savourée le 19 novembre 2012; œil : brun sale, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : cerise, acidité, aigreur, levures sauvages, très léger boisé, odeur inconnue, quelque chose comme de la mélasse; bouche : cerise, acidité, aigreur, levures sauvages, quelque chose comme de la mélasse, finale sèche et aigre avec très légère présence boisée, corsée, peu carbonatée, très légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien
drfabulous (3378) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Andre (5000). Pours a nice reddish brown. Cherry. Tart. Vinegar. Woody. Really tasty all around. Excellent beer.
JulienHuxley (2137) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Bottle thanks to Tom. Murky brown red pour, off white head that doesn’t last very long. Aroma is very acetic, but with a very apple brandy, sweet vanilla oak side to things that balance it out somewhat. Taste is very, very sour, some ketchup, lots of cherries. Palate is ultra dry, acidity sucks the saliva right out of your mouth. Very good beer, the drinkability is a bit rough, but still a pleasant drink.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium red pour. 2011 vintage. Minimal head. Smells of cherries, funk, sour fruit, wood. Big, complex flavors of sour cherries, vinegar, slight vanilla, wood, Brett funk, chewing tobacco. Very well done. Great brew!