VastActiv (4247) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Vintage 2012. Colour is slightly cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, wood and soft sourness.
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Brown, very fruity, malts, nice sour. Very decent dark sour.
Earlier Rating: 2/14/2015 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Spur brown, vinegar, acid, malts. Nice stuff.
JefVerstraete (2298) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Kump! Shared @ RBBWG 2015. Dark brown, thin head. Aroma of vinegar, red berries, sour fruit. Notes of lime. Light sweet, tart aftertaste. Good.
77ships (6136) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to JefVerstraete! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV.Dark brown, little head. Nose is vingar, sour red fruit, puckering in USA fashion. Taste is brown sugar, puckering, sour red fruits vinegar, sour malt, lots of puckering oak, sour black cherries, fruit skins. Rather thick body. Very nice beer, very satisfactory sour in the USA tradition.
Benzai (11359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Opaque brownish color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, sour red fruits, superb red fruits in there. Very fresh.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is sour with fruitiness. Flavor is dry sour/tart with some fruity esters. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy for me.
tcon25 (335) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 2012 Bottle pour split at home, dark amber color, strong sour aroma. Bourbon aged sour with a little cherry taste (just as advertised) if you love sours this is a beer for you.
andrewje41 (1754) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle split. 2012 project. Always a treat to pop open a bottle from these guys. Pours a beautiful tinted purple black color with a swirling beige head. Red grapes, cherry, and just a touch of bourbon in the aroma. Probably only noticed the bourbon because I knew it was there. Huge, pucker up sour flavor right up front. Creamy sour fruit body with grapes, black cherries, and berry. Some slight dusty oak flavor as well coming through in the finish. Gives it the perfect aged feel to it, which compliments any great sour. Long, drawn out cherry and grape finish. Just keeps getting better too as I go. What an incredible beer this is, though I expected nothing less from one of the best. The price tag might scare some people off of a beer like this, but they continue to prove to me that it is well worth it. Awesome stuff to say the least.
DrSilverworm (9101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, thanks to caterwaul for sharing. 2012 project. Labeled 9.8%. Dark brown red color, kind of hazy. Thin light brown head. Loose bits of lace. Great vinous aroma, dark fruit, oaky, kind of spicy, very light touch of acetic. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, lightly slick. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, nice moderate sour taste. Very tasty big dark sour. Pleasure to sip on slowly. Very pleasant interesting kind of subtle yet noticeable barrel aroma.
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. Shared by tectactoe. Thanks! The pour is a dark, dark orangey brown color with a light tan head that disappears to a collar rather quickly. The aroma is incredibly tart and sour. There is some cherry and lemon, There is a little funkiness to it on the deep inhale, but if’s really good. The flavor is fantastic. The tart cherries are just beautiful. There is a little sweetness, almost like it’s a juice. There is a decent amount of acidity to it, but I love it. The mouth feel is very good. medium-bodied with a nice carbonation and a very dry, tart, sour cherry going on for quite some time. It’s a beautiful beer