MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle left over from our wedding haul. Damn good. A strange combo but it works well. Very acidic and sweet. Reminds me of La Folie in a lot of ways. The lemon comes through really well but doesn’t take over with bitterness. Hint of Coca Cola on the nose that is really pleasing. Fruity as hell, bags of character but not aggressive. Really really good. There is just something holding it back from being brilliant. I think it’s just slightly too acidic.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin head. The nose is acidic aspirin and sour fruits. The taste is vinegar, light salt water and unripe fruit. Nice.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with MesandSim, cheers mate! Poured a dark and murky purple brown with a thin pale cream head. Aroma is nowt less than a nine. It’s a fruity jangle of acidic fruity madness, great strength, meat, hints of mild chocolate and caramel, lots of tarty sour awesomeness, some dryness. I wish I could get Cigar City beers here. Belting beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 06/18/2011. Hazy dark amber body small tan head. Tart balsamic vineagar and fruit aroma. Sweet fruit, balsamic vineagar and tart fruit flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a thin light tan head..Nose is caramel, oak, Currant, cherry, vinegar, floral...Taste is vinegar, cherry, tart, oak, spice, sweet, cinnamon.
stevencon (475) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Deep muddy red with tan head. Aroma of red wine vinegar and red fruit. Tart. Sour. Very sour cherry raspberry. I wish there were more bottles of these around.
jbruner (2559) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Three year old bottle shared thanks to Tim and Rachel! Pours an opaque brownish red with fluffy tan head. Aroma is heavy sour, dark fruits, tannic wood notes. Taste follows, hints of phenolic bitterness. No hint of the booze, awesome.
Patrickctenchi (4252) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours woody, cola brown with a small tan head.
Scent is dark grape wine, blackcurrants.
Taste is sticky sweet dark berry.
Sweet followed by a puckering tartness and lactic sour.
shrubber85 (8103) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Musty sour black currant and malt aroma. Murky brown with small head. Sweet-sour black currant and hibiscus flavor. Excellent blending. Great.
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of thebaldwizard. Cloudy deep garnet amber with a large peach tinged head. Tart lactic berry and funky barnyard aroma. Sour fruity berry, hibiscus, barnyard funk, and oak flavor. Just enough sweetness to balance out the sourness. Also a very slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation. Very enjoyable.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark cherry colored pour with pink head. Very tart cherry and acetic aroma tones. Flavor isn’t overly acid tart like I was anticipating. Tart fruit and candy like tones.