yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes, don’t really remember how I felt with this and the regular side by side. This was pretty sweet, fruity, sour. A bit cloying, slick and candy like but finishes sour.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Blind tiger - I’m the opposite of Paul - I think this version was better than the regular seabass. tart, roasty fruity sour and bit cloying, syrupy, with a strange funk.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BT. Pours a deep muddy brown with a thin head. Aroma is thicker than the original with tons of figs, big tropical fruits, raisin, passion fruits, strange off funk, too much fruit juice and puree. Flavor is earthy, ashy, leather, fruity juicy, tropical, figs, dates, raisin, apple, passionfruit, grape juice, pretty sweet and unattenuated in the finish. Way too strange, I actually prefer the original.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CCB. Poured a dark, murky, reddish brown with small beige head. Acetic nose with notes of sour cherry, sour berry, funky yeast, wood, light metal, and vinegar, very similar to the base Seabass but the treatment adds many more fruity esters which help to soften the harsh acetic acid note. Medium body with a sharp mouth feel and soft carbonation. Flavor is very similar to the base version but more vinous, the vinegar note is more subtle, still a bit too acetic. Finishes slightly sweeter then base version but just as tart.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger.
A big improvement on the original sea bass. Pours ruby brown with a bit of tan head. Aroma is sour with passionfruit, grapefruit, berries. Sour on the palate but very enjoyable, light bitterness. Tastes a little bit off on the finish.
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger during their Cigar City event. Pours a clear ruby with a thin white head. This one had me worried. The regular Sea Bass was not something I remotely enjoyed, but since it was a new sour I had to try the Sea Bass Passion. I was very pleasantly surprised. Acid, wood and funk on the nose, some very nice oude bruin notes. Lightly sweet. At first I wondered if this was even related to the Sea Bass I had previously. As it warms there is some familiarity, the char, ash, and burnt tire notes make their presence known. But overall still quite nice. Fruity, a bit too acetic, but with some nice vinegar and toast notes on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7389) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at Cigar City looking pretty Seabass-y with hazy orange / gold/ copper body and off white head. The aroma is similar to SeaBass with tart berry fruitiness, sourness, thin slices of funk, a layer of vinegar as well as apparent additions of dehydrated fruits like cranberry, plum skins and apricot. The taste was similar to SeaBass with moments of sweet fruit juice amidst stronger tart and sour notes starting to head into hot muggy sweaty horse leathers but not quite. Around the edges of the palate are the infused thin layers of red skinned fruitiness of some sort. My personal passion for SeaBass isn’t expressed in such a way. I picture SeaBass Passion as being a fertile Alvinne, Struise, de Molen, Cigar City collaboration Flander’s Red.
I see SeaBass being put away in a hot musty cellar for 18 months.
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and cloudy dark brown color. Aroma is mild berry, spice, secondary medium malt. Tast is tart berry, spice/evergreen, secondary medium malt. Plenty of effervescence. Sipper. Would like to keep Seabass in the cellar for 6-12 months.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with a tan head. Nose is berries, fruits, bananas. Taste is sour berries. Bananas and wild fruits. Palate is good. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a pretty good beer
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky reddish brown with thin tan head. Nose is wild fruits, unripe berries, funk, hints of roast, more funk, sweet fruits. Flavor is really odd at first. Very tart, hints of artificial sweet, dry tea, young berries, fruit cocktail, funky brett. After it warmed a bit, the flavors melded better.