chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml shared bottle.
Nice hazy red-amber color.
Strong sour aroma with a very rich and complex flavor. Barrel aging is exceptionally well done, with enough added flavor to enhance but not overpower the other, mostly fruity, properties. Moderately tart.
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 750ml bottle pours a hazy light gold with a thin off white head. Big oak vanilla and slight tart finish.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from Belmont Station. Pours hazy burnt copper with a transient head. Aroma is sour oaky fruit - reminds of BFM. Med + body. It’s tart, mildly sour, and mixedly fruity. Starts cherry, oak, tart/sour, gets a sweetness towards the end of each quaff; sort of. It’s almost sour and sweet at the same time. Almost. Not a trace of heat. Challenges the palate. Excellent.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with almost no head and a fruity aroma. There is a tart cherry flavor that quickly turns sweet then leaves a sour taste on the palate. Strange but delicious. The abv is surprisingly not detectable.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle thanks to FullObs I believe. Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a big foamy head that fades normally and leaves some lacing. Awesome aroma. Lots of oak and vanilla mix in with sour apples, strawberries, citrus peel, and light Brett. Taste again brings a bunch of oak flavor which I love. Sourness is moderate which is perfect for me. Abv is incredibly well hidden, drinks like it’s 5%. I love how the citrus and fruitiness balances with the barrel character. Up there with my favorite sours I’ve had to date.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
memories of last night.... Very boozy, minimal carbonation, almost flat 2011 bottle. Some minor sour cherry notes. not brashly tart, very oaky. lots of barrel. strong.
poisoneddwarf (2021) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2011 Project, shared with brenn79. 10.81% ABV. Aroma is extremely oaky, Bourbon barrels strong. Pours clear golden with a one finger white head that falls fairly quick. Taste is lightly sweet and a little sour (6/10 on a sour scale); very dry. Boozy. Interesting, but not what I look for in a sour. Second thoughts: this really mellows out after it warms up. The harshness dials down significantly and it becomes quite wine-like, making me up my initial scores.
Beerdrinker79 (1805) - Idaho, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours hazy orange with a thin white head that reduces to a collar and a few islands. Aroma is very oaky, bourbon, some tartness and maybe lacto. The taste is mildly tart, dry, oaky, somewhat hoppy it seems like, some fruits in there as well. Body is medium to light and carbonation is high. Good beer, mildly disappointed after all the hype.
drfabulous (5220) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Sour. Light cherry. Fruit throughout. Nice lovely aroma. Just a damn fine version of the sour. So balanced.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour @ WWBA. Clean amber with reserved head. Wood is the dominate note on nose. Some raisin and plums, with leather. Taste follows. Great round flavors. Apples and mild Brett. Semi-tart finish. A tad rough on the palate, but otherwise a real charmer.