Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest on 08/09/2014: Hazy brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, yeast and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, yeast and oak. The finish is fruity with a mildly sour cherry aftertaste. Decent overall.
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: cloudy reddish brown with a thin, almost non-existent head. Lacing.
N: acetone, cherry, oak, glue, funk, and vinegar.
T: Quite sour. Some malt residue.
M: Medium body. Clings to the throat.
O: Decent sour. Not complex, but not offensive. Middle of the pack.
cbfobes (2638) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at GTMW ticket line then on tap at Craftsman the following day, pours a clear amber brown and with a thin head, the aroma was of sour cherries with a ton of oak and vanilla coming through as well, the flavor has a soft sour front end with with a really good sour punch in the finish, dry finish, mouthfeel was nice, oak and the bourbon shows in the finish too but mixes well with the sourness.
Mep3222 (745) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Aroma of vinous sour, vanilla, oaky and dark fruit. Really a fantastic aroma. Taste does not quite match the aroma but is still good. Whiskey like flavor comes through in the flavor more than the aroma. Not as sour as aroma made me think it would be. Maybe 4 or so of 10 vinous. Whiskey flavors and oaky wood come through more over time, balanced by the dark fruit and vinous sour. Slight watery palate for a sour of its caliber. Really a good sour but a notch below the best. A bit of earthy funk mixed in as well, but predominantly vinous sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a glass of this at the brewery. Originally started off as my dad’s beer, but after a sip, he couldn’t handle the sourness. I didn’t mind it. I enjoyed the the very tart cherry flavors and the mild aroma of bourbon and alcohol. Maybe not something I could drink a lot of, but the 8oz I had in my glass was just right.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
F0BAB 2010: This p0ured a very hazed amber/br0wn b0dy with a beige ring in place 0f a head. The ar0ma had B0urb0n, tart cherries and berries, a bit fuzzy. There was a s0lid s0urness added t0 the fruity flav0rs with a splash 0f vinegar in the finish. Nice.
eworkman1 (50) - - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whiskey on the nose and a mouthful of sour cherries. The end is a blend of cherries and yeasty notes. This is a great sour beer.
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours lightly hazy and deeply amber with no head. The aroma is a tangy, fruity mélange of apricot, plum, white oak and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. Big-time sour cherry flavor and acidity, flanked by a soapy, minerally finish. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is sour, cherry, light funk. Tastes almost flat. Taste is tart, sour cherry.
Bacterial (1979) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour at Autumn Brew Review. Glad I got to try this one! One of the top 4 sours I tried that day. Cherry with just a hint of sulfur in the nose. Excellent sourness and funk with a touch of sweetness from the cherry in the taste. Would like a bottle of this sometime to share!