juiceisloose (1117) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark mahogany color with a red hue and topped by a thick layer of khaki colored foam that shows good rentention and slowly fades leaving patches of lace around the glass. The aroma is kind of all over the place showing notes of vinous red grapes, sour berries, wet oak, funk, and some herbal spices that come across as a bit funky as well. The flavor follows with more dark red grapes, sour dark fruit, berries, vinegar, and red wine laden oak. The spices add some more depth and the funk is prevalent through out. Seems a bit disjointed at times with so much going on. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads a to a lengthy funky, vinous finish. I liked the use of the Pinot barrels but there was too much going on and it didn’t come together as I would have hoped to truly enjoy it. Still an interesting beer though.
Sledutah (6096) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Ecliptic, RBSG
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of dark malts and tart fruit. Taste of tart fruit and woody
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown. Aroma is fairly chocolatey with a light vinous character. Kinda whacky, disjointed aroma. Tart, fruity, a bit chocolatey...but a whacky fruity beer. Not great...a bit of s mess actually.
douglas88 (7328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to John. Pours a dark red black color with a large brown head. A big fruity sour woody nose. Huge fruit, vinous, tart massive berries. Caramel. Good. Really awesome.
BuckeyeBoy (3669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to John Harris for pulling this out for us.Pours out dark brown with some Rudy highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is amazing dark chocolate berries tartness sweetness wow the nose is great. Taste is more of the sweetness dark chocolate berries and a great end.
Strykzone (5601) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Ecliptic. A sweet fruity aroma. Nice. So much complexity. Berries? No idea what kind. Grape skins. Hibiscus. Gawd. So much going on. Maybe a hint of gunk. This is really hood. Just so much happening that my taste buds are in over load. Thanks John for opening this!
Gription79 (2648) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at the brewery. Huge berries, the wine barrel adds a great complexity, chocolate. This is amazing.
Beerman6686 (5378) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, chocolate, tobacco and sour dark fruits. Flavor was a little off putting at first sip, then really started to develop as it warmed. Unique for sure.
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Almost black beer with an beige head. Malty caramell licorice chocolate vanilla aroma. Dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, vanilla flavour.
Theydon_Bois (12860) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is tarte dark fruit rinds, funky notes, spice, light hterbal.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, plummy tones, dates, red berry, herbal, light spice, toffee, trace of red grape, light oak.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid strong, plenty of depth and character in this one.