thome50 (573) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Sour Fest. Pours a brown to slightly purple with little white head. Aroma is very fruity berry. Taste is sour berry with it being hard to define the elderberry but it is there. Very nice sour balance and something I’d love to get a bigger glass of.
baraciisch (903) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a syrah, aroma of raisins, berries... Flavor is akin to a syrah with notes of grapes, berries and maybe some tannins, with a tart finish... Nice
ApisAles (1400) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark purple pour with a white head. Aroma is acidic, dark fruit, vinous, slight oak notes. Flavor is sharply tart, with some berry notes and a light oakiness. Good, sour, fruity. Nice beer.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sourfest. Pours with a hazy/murky deep brown hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are mildly tart, concord grapes, elderberry, medium malt, light oak. Flavors are tart and clean, dry and acidic with only a mild fruit and some tannin. Medium carbonation and dry. A little bit lifeless compared to some of the other Cascade sours.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth lactic malt with light raspberry notes, Brett, nice. In mouth, a nice lactic malt with light sour cherries, raspy mouthfeel, nice and smooth. On tap at Portland brewery, Oct. 7 2012.
Pawola22 (3094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hop and Vine in Portland, OR. Pours a deeper purple-amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fruity elderberries with a nice sourness and a light malt sweetness. Hints of acidity, funk, vinous fruits, earth, raisins, and wood. Flavor is somewhat tart elderberries with a light caramel and raisin sweetness, a light funk, some wood, grapes, and a light acidity. Finishes dry, lightly tart with some yogurt, and sweet with a good amount of fruit. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a soft, somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. I liked the aroma a bit more, but this was fruity, sour, sweet, funky, and woody with a nice balance between everything. Good one.
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber beer. The nose is very fruity and fresh. A touch of barrel character adds light vanilla notes and a bit of vineous complexity. Soft tannins in here as well that keep it interesting. Tart and lactic keep the beer very bright and fruity. A bit of lingering earthiness. Damn delicious stuff.
DuffMan (5190) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub in Portland. Dark purplish colour (we were outside and it was dark, so not sure of the exact colour descriptors here!). Aroma is sour, but not as bracingly sour as the apricot I just had, with berry fruit notes among the funk. Lovely tart berries and funk and yoghurty acid, light vanilla, light wood. More quenching than puckering. I really enjoyed this one. For me it possessed a balance that lent to crazy drinkability.
Changed (305) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster @ Barrel House. Pours like dark honey. Aroma is a more subdued copy of the flavor. Sweet, dark fruits, getting sweeter with elderberry on the finish. Quick zippy mouthfeel. Pretty good here.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of fish, elderberry, grapes, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, elderberry, raisins, and vinous with a dry oak finish.