notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the barrel cellar - this should probably be marked as bourbon barrel aged, as I believe there will be several barrel iterations of this -billed as a 100%brett baltic porter aged in bourbon barrels -dark brown pour -rather still- nose is tart, oaky, actually quite wine-like - some sweet vanilla reminds you it is.bourbon barrels and not wine barrels -low carbonation, slick mouthfeel - very tart and tannic up front -sweetness through the middle, along with some heat and spiciness from the bourbon -sweetness is cut by a moderate acidity on the tail end -some coconut and red wine in the finish, which is medium dry - this is very good.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured deeper brown with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of tangy, almost metallic bourbon with accents of coconut and fruity Brett.. it was kind of hard to get down to the toasty cocoa and brown malt, but it was there. The flavor found very sour vinegar and bourbon barrel on the tip of the tongue, with accents of funky fruit and a kiss of cherries.. sour bourbon barrel, cherries, and funk on the long finish. Medium-bodied with moderate (and ideal) carbonation on the palate.. bracingly sour, but the malt bill was tasty and it held up fairly well.
Jow (2005) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the beer that got me to come to Brooklyn this fine day and it did not disappoint. Pours deep brown with lovely nose of dark fruits and some vinous notes. Tastes of funky Brett, oak, blackberries, tart cherries, some earth, wine residue, and bourbon. The bourbon is just right and not heavy handed. Great palate great beer, great to start NY beer week.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Tart, punchy, in your face flavor, blackcurrant and unripe strawberry. Whiskey is well integrated. Nose is fairly mellow, a touch fruity and a lot of citric acid.
vtafro (2791) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black pour with a bit of head. Brett, tart cherry and fruit, oak an bourbon aromas. Flavor is a smooth combination of tart fruit, Brett and bourbon. Very nice.
christoph (19) - littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 from bottle: I love this beer whiskey lots of whiskey on the nose as well as some fun sour notes taste is roast quite sour and the whiskey shines through I have had this beer many times and this vintage is by far my favorite.
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grand cru in leopold whiskey.
A: Purple pointing to black. Thin creme head that dies down. Good lacing.
N: Funky horse blanket, leather, cherry, grain, oak. Full on lemon and grapefruit.
T: Sour, sour, sour. Lactic. Really not much else to say about it.
M: Slick. Light bodied.
O: Big single note: A tuba blaring sourness. Brett has zero accompiment. Sold tongue ripper.
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Note quite black, tiny tan head. Aroma has some roast but a lot of tartness. A bit of porter notes but the tartness is very strong. Nice, but its drying my mouth our or something, really tart and tannic.
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is ridiculous! Pours a porter brown with tan head. Nose is slight roast, slight fruit, slight funk, wood, vanilla, earthy Brett, and noticeable tartness. Smells like a barreled porter with tart fruit, and some Brett. Flavor is similar: immediate tartness, some roast, some dark fruit, some chocolate, oak, some vinous tartness, and some earthy Brett with tartness all around. Very complex, very enjoyable beer.
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry, Balsamic, Vanilla, Oak, and heavy bourbon. Flavor is heavily tart, lightly sweet, and heavy wet wood. Good stuff.
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bourbon flavors, tart, no sulfur notes which is nice, pretty good beer if unbalanced