jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of sour berry, vinegar, dark berry fruits, oak and caramel. Medium body.
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark purple pour with tan head. Nice tart elderberry aromas. Pretty tart fruit, elderberry and other berry tones.
hopscotch (9101) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with no head. The aroma is a purée of caramel, fruity acidity, blueberries (maybe elderberries - I wouldn’t know. Who kicks back and eats a bowlful of elderberries?), oak and a pinch of cocoa. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is sour, fruity, and malty with lightly-bitter, woody tannins and subtle funkiness. Lengthy, sour finish. Bottle provided by landhoney!
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is elderberry, red wine, sour plum. Full bodied, big sour fruitiness on the palate with a nice fruity sour finish. Taste is elderberry, sour plum, malt vinegar, sour candy.
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Jack the Sipper tasting, big thanks to Bucey D for the OR hook up, 12/05/14.
Dark mahogany brown with moderate light beige spotting.
Nose is tangy soured berry fruit, floral rinse, peach, light toffee, candied orange peel.
Taste comprises bitter orange marmalade, perfumed notes, dank tropical fruits, floral tones, elderberry twang, sharp gooseberries.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid sour work.
Hair6a11 (1349) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 2011 project - dark brown/lavender poor with a modest fine bubbled off white head into this glass. Retention is modest here - the nose is modest ascetic, florals, moving to dark fruit and berry notes, caramel and cola barrel presence here. The flavor profile is Initial tart berry, earthy oak moving to light vinegar. This one has some fade on it near the center, finishing with caramel and mineral water. It starts off nice but doesn’t quite make it to the finish line
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. A Belgian red sort of sourness. Touch of elderberry. Dry finish with a tangy sour linger.
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a tiny head. Nose is pretty musty, loads of mellow citrus. Tart fruit. Baked blueberry donut. Taste is pretty tart. Lemon citrus and flowers. Very tart, sharp. OK.
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours darkest brown with a small fizzy tan head. The nose is fresh, candy, sherbet, elderberry, blackcurrant, jam and more candy cane. The taste is crisp, tart, jammy, earthy, citrus peel, lemon peel, elderberry, wood and lemon sherbet with a dry, tart finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, tart, fruity and tasty.
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, blue-brown with a froth, beige head. Leathery dark berries on the nose, some decent funk, toasted wood. Medium sweet flavor with assertive tart berries, cleansing acidity, light herbs, pepper. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with strong acidic burn, some further ripe berries, a bit of tangy wood, a bit of alcohol warmth. A punchy Cascade sour; or, in other words, a Cascade sour.