JaBier (3771) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Moejuck at the Jackie Oís 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty flavor with some funk and sourness along with a very herbal almost eucalyptus note. Flavor is caramel, molasses and sage before a funky finish that is equally bitter and sour.
womencantsail (6902) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with some definite amber notes to it and a slight murkiness. A large tan head forms.
S: Starts off with lots and lots of oak, which is somewhat damp and musty. A fair amount of vinegar along with a bit of dark fruit character such as currants and black cherries. Thereís a mild grassiness as well as a touch of cork. Sort of all over the place.
T: Like the nose, lots of wet, damp, oak flavor along with some grass, hay, and cork. Thereís a touch of chocolate flavor, likely oxidation, as well as black cherries. Quite a substantial amount of vinegar is present on the finish.
M: The body is medium to full, for a sour beer, with a medium level of carbonation and a dry and puckering finish.
D: A little too acetic for my tastes, and the corkiness is not exactly what I look for. Overall, though, not a terrible effort.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with some slight crimson notes. A bit of off-white to tan lacing. Smells slightly acetic along with some sweet dark malts and hints of dark fruit. Slight bit of funk. Taste is similar with a bit more oak coming through. Roasted malt and sourness. Mouthfeel is good, but something is a bit off--not quite what the taste would lead me to expect. Drinkability is good. This is a unique brew, and I continue to be impressed by Cisco.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-05-2010
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Night of the Funk on the Friday night of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a ruby brown color. Light spicy brett on the nose, chocolate and cherries. Tangy and sweet with some chewy malt. Crisp acid and chocolate. Roast, char, and more tang on the finish.
MeadMe (1089) - Riverview, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Sea Bass for this one.
A: Pours a cola brown with a small fizzy tan colored head. Light retention and mild spotty lace.
S: Aromas of rich dark fruit, black cherry, currant and hints of raspberry. Mild chocoalte tones with hints of leather and oak.
T: Oaky, nutty with mild chocolate. Sour without being real tart. Cranberry and dark cherry, hints of mild spice.
M: Medium in body, smooth,
D: Good a nice treat love these woods beers.
MaBeer1972 (1131) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one has the appearance and backbone of a porter or stout with a big bubbly tan head out of the bottle. Tart, fruity-wood aromas. Flavor is quite complex with tart, fruit, roasty malts, oak and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is medium with a lingering finish. This one is much more impressive than the other "Woods" series I have tried so far.
nickd717 (3395) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle thanks to dabecassis on BA. Pours darkest brown with a one-finger tan head that leaves a ring and some foam. The aroma is big on cardamom and anise, with tart roastiness. The flavor is a little strange, a bit overspiced. Big-time cardamom, licorice, and tamarind. Roast and slight sourness. Medium-bodied with a spicy and only mildly acidic mouthfeel, with medium-high carbonation. All right, but a little unbalanced.
BroSpud (1359) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Julioís NE Beer Festival. I liked this one but canít provide much more detail than that as it was towards the end of a many a sampling at the fest.
kbutler1 (1260) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color wih a coastered white tannish head. The taste is very odd for me. Smells like bacteen wih some medicinal notes. Cranberry, oak, and Brett also some through in the nose. Funky tasting with flavor notes of the cranberry quickly follows by funk. Not bad. Light mouthfeel. Ends with a lingering funkiness.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks mdfb79. Small tan head atop murky cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, cherry, sour/tart, some milk chocolate. Light stickiness, medium body, low carbonation.