queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Gusher which took quite some time to settle down, Musty, sour barnyard aroma. Hazy brown with a huge tan head. Funky sour fruit, wet straw/grassy bitter flavor. Medium body, dry finish.
sebletitje (5415) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I guess I ought to re-review this beer. Had it too many times at CCB, but this one is reviewed from a bottle bought at Delirium Hoppyloft Brussels. Light gusher.
Brune/cuivrée opaque, col épais crémeux et persistant.
Arôme est aigre voire légèrement balsamique, malté et fruits noirs.
En bouche, aigre, vineux, léger pétillant acerbe sur la langue qui s’adoucit en fin de bouche. Ressent au milieu un côté fruité noir rappelant la prune voire le cassis. Léger malt biscuité avec une pointe de balsamique. Le profile aigre reste très approchable, le tout étant balancé par un malt plus présent. Agréable à boire, superbe à partager.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby red with a tan head. Smells of red wine, oak, some hints of sour cherries. Tastes of oak, some sour hints, dry, some cherries, some residual sugar on the finish.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours cloudy brown with big beige head. Aroma of malt, sour dark berries and farmhouse. Flavor is sour and sweet with some caramel, dark berries and funk.Medium body, average carbonation. Nice funky beer.
rdixon77 (233) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"At a gas station near the Cigar City in Tampa we found a lonely bottle
of CCB Sea Bass in the cooler. It may be the only Conoco in the world
that has ever sold a sour. The beer has been declared extinct, a
casualty of a discontinued sour operation. Because of this, we were
careful to decide where and how we would drink it, if this beer was
going to be good, we were going to make sure that our experience was
great. We sat outside at a picnic table in our backyard among the
blossoming pecan trees where the wind was gusting enough to take away
any of the South Georgia Spring heat. We made sure the beer was a nice
temperature, around 40-50 degrees then we popped it open and poured
carefully. Regardless of my husband’s rare attentiveness to the pour, this baby gushed up for what seemed like minutes. We didn’t
wait too long for it to settle, we were there to drink. We had read
accounts of bad batches, so we made our hearts ready for
disappointment, but of course, it was not, it was beautiful. It was a
head full of tropical fruits and flowers: it was so confident of
how good of a beer it was that it didn’t care how fruity it was.
Our delight turned into an instant nostalgia over this fabulous beer
that would probably never be made again. I imagined I was a hedonist
at the end of the world. I was savoring as though I had some sort of
responsibility to do so because no one would ever have a bottle like
this again. It was extinct, and perhaps I would be the only one left
to carry its legend. As we finished we poured out the remains of the
yeast from the bottle into our glasses. We contemplated what could be
done with the numerous coco-brown colored organisms. We could keep the
beer alive somehow by making bread, or using the living mass as
starter for another beer. We knew this was crazy, though. We were
seeing the world through the dark rose-brown-colored lens of the Sea
Bass. This beer was gone forever, we just felt fortunate that we were
ever able to drink it at all."
-Reviewed by the wife
b79turner (167) - Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a reddish brown color with a massive tan head. Nose is sour cherries, funk, and earthy aromas. Balanced out well with a nice maltiness. I’m usually not a big fan of sour ales, but this one is very nicely done.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intentionally sour or not the recurring question with CC. I think this is intentional or maybe unintentionally intentional which makes no sense. Immediate gusher brown swamp water appearance. Aroma and taste mirror each other with dark fruits, funk, cherries, leather, and earthy dense basement flavors.
PhillyCraft (1963) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour that leaves a massive lively head. Great lacing, with a good bit of carbonation. Aroma and taste are farmhouse funk, brett, muscat grapes, rich dark fruits, sour apple. This beer also has a nice malt profile going on with the tartness in the finish
Ernesto987 (2365) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A huge gusher. Took forever for to recede. A tart sour type Flemish sour. This is decent.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown color, aroma is sour, citrus fruits, cherry, caramel, flavor is the same, funky yeasty, slight bitterness, tart sour finish, somewhat dry