50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Bottle shared by Diego. Can you say Yellowbus?? The nose was almost spot on. Fantastic taste that again was eerily similar to YB. However instead of that world renown peach flavor, Vlad has wonderful white nectarine, orange, and grape notes.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cascade Vlad the Impaler. 750ml bottle shared by and courtesy of Sean... Pours a medium apple cider brown with a medium frothy head ... Acidic lemony light funkiness with moderate degrees of acetone... Flavors are much of the same sour tart upfront without any acetone as opposed to the plague. More enjoyable for sure. WIll need to rerate as these notes obviously suck. 8/4/8/3/15
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a darker crisp orange gold hue, glowing with good carbonation, aa frothy offwhite head lates small. A touch of lacing. Aromas are tart sour lactic acid, big fruity grapes and apples, sweeter tinged, some citrusy lemon, white wine and vanilla, oaky wet wood. Very fruity white wine and chardonnay, pinot grigio, fuzzy peach and tangerines, apples and pears, a touch of mellow warming bourbon spirit. Sweet mellow, moderate sour tartness, light dusty and barnyard funkiness. A melange of white wine and fruits, some oak. Initial is sweeter honeycrisp apples, citrusy lemon, lactic acid, wet oaky vanilla, touches of honey, breaady malts, faint spiciness. Apple cider, with a tart and sweet battle. Warming, the larger ABV hits as it goes down. Medium bodied, with some bigger flavors. Dry funky brett is smaller, dusty and hay, aand sticks more on the backend, finish lingering side of things. This was nice.. Albeit it a bit sweet and lighter on sourness than Iíd prefer.. Still, it will be nice to revisit this in time as some of that sweetness falls out, hopefully replaced by a more potent sour bite and some more dry funky brett. Overall, young but potential hopefully.. a very big fruity sourness, some light brett.. big warming ABV..
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Someone shared this at the Freetail La Muerta release. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Nose is of tart fruit and vinegar. Taste is of sweet, fermented fruit. Mouthfeel is medium, sweet and tart.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to daknole! Bottle pours hazy orange-gold with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is a nice combo of orchard (apple, pear), stone fruit (tangerine, white peach), as well as notes of leather, oak, and a touch of barnyard. Overall body is round and soft, with light to moderate sweetness, and well balanced acidity.
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orangish pour, big bubbled white head. Aroma has some dusty yeast, brett, light honeycomb. Flavor is wonderful. Light lactic sourness, yeasty, dank basement, barrel notes, ripe stone fruits. Awesome beer. Really awesome.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2010 version. Bottle opens up with a slight pop. Pours a pretty heady slightly murky orange amber color. The head is a tall 2-3 finger fluffy off white head. Good lace as the head subsides. The aroma to me first and foremost is tart sour cherries. Some minimal funky notes as well. Light mouthfeel. The warming alcohol in the back end is the first thing that I notice. My second sip yields a more fruitful tone up front with that of cherries but not too overly sweet. The carbonation really bites at the tongue ever so slightly more than I expected. Lemon acidic like as well in the back end mixed with the boozy. Itís definitely an odd brew the likes I havenít had before. Thereís is an odd bitterness/funkiness right in the middle that throws me off a little. Some floral Brett notes in the end linger on. Different but not overly amazing.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 oz Sample at the GABF in Denver. Brownish-yellow. Sour cherry with dry finish. Doughy like malts with citrus. Medium carbonation. slick medium body.
Ratman197 (11240) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of lemon, straw, lactic notes, barnyard and light leather. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of lemon, straw, leather, lactic notes and barnyard funk with a crisp dry lingering tart citrus finsh.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. light golden pour with a slim white head. nice sour lactic nose. big round sour mouthfeel with tart apples and grape notes. nice carbonation throughout. dry sour finish.