mariuspoenari (1425) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from memory, beer shared with friends about a year ago. Very sour and refreshing, with notes of cherries, vinegar, oak and lambic funk. We had this beer between two imperial stouts, and it was an excellent decision.
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vinuous and slightly diacetyl aroma. Dark red no head. Nice oaky and tart flavor, good stuff
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage Bottle. Aged until early 2016 and served in a snifter. Pours dense chestnut brown with red hues and a small off-white head. Short retention and minimal lace. High end wine aromatics. The nose could pass as a complex Oregon Pinot Noir. Only pinot noir should be more delicate, so the robust cabernet grapes are also there, along with bing cherries in folds. Very sour attack and flavor. Quite tannic and drying to the tongue with perpetual sour elements throughout the finish. Outstanding!
hivemind (890) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. On draft @ Cascade Brewing Barrel House in Aug 2014 with Erica and Matt. Dark brown/mahogany pour with off-white head. Acidic quality to it, but hard to determine individual flavors. Boozy notes and noticeable wood. Nice.
_angst_ (4466) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours very hazy golden brown with a small frothy goldenish offwhite head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, fruity and heavy acetic with bread, cereal, caramel, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, grapes, hay, dry soil, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, sour, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is round, tart, tiny dry, throat-burning acetic, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with bread, cereal, caramel, lemon juice, hay, moist soil, barnyard, balsamic vinegar and lemon zest. Way way way too acetic but I like the malt backbone, citric acidity and light funk.
kraddel (5972) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the Belgiuminabox warehouse. Pours dark chocolate brown, red glow, clear. Good white head. Smell is fleshy, oak, fruit-forward. Taste is dry, fleshy, mildly sour, very oaky. Nice
Luckylucy667 (41) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the most wonderful beers. Have had or is it wine? Aroma of cellar and dark fruits. Flavor of complex red wine with mod malt base. Finishes with pretty big mouthfeel without bent sweet, obviously the bacteria drys this one out to perfect balance.
argo0 (13070) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft (2012). Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some cherry, wood, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, tart cherry, light vinous, wood. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some acidity.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy reddish brown pour with one finger of tan head. Nose is acidic and very woody with acetic acid, dark fruit, some alcohol, and vinous notes. Woody and acidic with acetic notes, alcohol, vinous, and warming. Light bodied and dry.
stoutnick (827) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Dark plum pour. Slight grape aroma - nothing earth shattering on the nose. Taste is very plummy mild vinegar sour, nice tang, significant maltiness too! Nice brown sour maybe my favourite of the style so far. Another Cascade golden effort.