BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch 7/may/2013). Pours with a blood red hue and a pink head that fades. Aromas are of popcorn, medium wood, funky, light citrus, cinnamon, strong alcohol, barrel tannins, stone fruit, hay, quite complex. White wine, vinous, tart. Flavors are of cotton candy sweetness, dry, vinous white wine finish, vanillin, tart tannins. Abrupt finish, a touch of stone fruit. Oak, sour, good, very tart. Slightly confused. Lightly acetic, medium bodied, dry, medium high carbonation. Overall, tart, tannic and bone dry with not much left, I kind of crave a bit off a brett ester, or something else to round out the finish.
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured slightly hazy darker golden color with a white head. Aroma was cinnamon, oak, candied fruits, Brett funk and lemon acid. Flavor was tart, Brett pineapple front, and then a nice oakum vanilla cinnamon finish. Such a weird combination, but awesome at the same time.
artmcd8 (1782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml bottle. 2013. Pours a maroon colored purpley red with a full fluffy light pink head. Aromas of vinegar, slight barnyard, light cinnamon, slight apple Brandy. All the parts are there, they are blended together beautifully. Definitely a wintertime sour if there ever was one. Sourness isn’t over the top, beer is easy to drink. Quite the surprise.
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Hibiscus, Rose Hips, Cinnamon, Mild Apple Brandy
Appearance: Pink/Purple Hue, Passes Some Light, Extremely Thin White, No Lacing
Taste: Cinnamon, Hibiscus, Rose, Hay, Apricot
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
markextrae (1287) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample, poured a lighter ruby colour with a small off white head. Cinamon, barnyard, funk, oak, small peach hints, herbs, cherry, vanilla,Nice tart and sour fruits. Very Nice
deekyn (1252) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours glowing goldy ruby red peach with no head. S - interesting nose. Musty, acetic and cheese funk up front. Whiskey and some cinnamon roll around with some unidentifiable fruit esters. M - short sharp sourness up front to a sweet fluffy middle to acetic end. Nice mf. Full complex palate. T - this is quite a nice surprise from cs. Sharp acetic/lemony sour right up front, but fades quickly. The palate is fruity and cheese funky. Fleshy, seedy Raspberries, sour apples, welches grape juice. The end is lemony on the lips, acetic acid and whiskey barrels. O - really really nice showing from cs. Balanced. Sour/sweet/fruity/cheesy/funky.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy pink orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong hibiscus, peach, oak, funk. Thin mouthfeel with nice peach, light hibiscus, funk, oak, light sour finish. Very impressive.
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light pinkish color, with off-white head. Funk, cinnamon, vanilla, tartness, light fruits, and whiskey barrel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry with spice. Fantastic.
ineedbeer (887) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is interesting with a surprisingly noticeable cinnamon character, moderately hibiscus and light acidity and citrus. Light whiskey and oak notes.
Pours a fairly clear, deep reddish amber with some ruby notes and a medium sized, moderately thick, light tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and small legs.
Flavor has a medium light acidity with some nice citrus character. Moderate hibiscus and floral esters with some faint cinnamon spice. Really nice tart berry and cherry fruit notes with light oak and faint whiskey in the finish. As it warms you pick up a bit more cinnamon, but it is still very much a background character. Lingering acidity and hibiscus.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Nice, balanced acidity with quite a bit of hibiscus. Cinnamon makes a nice background character as does the barrel treatment.
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours pinkish/purplish/amber with a small, pinkish head. Aroma of sourness and tartness that is characteristic of this brewery, light hibisicus notes, hints of cinnamon, some oak and whiskey and vanilla, and some light malts. Flavor the same with a really cool blend and a lot of tartness/sourness. Average texture. Another awesome Crooked Stave beer.
hopscotch (9517) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Cloudy red pour with no head. The nose boasts huge, wonderful fruitiness, but blindfolded I would never guess this was an apple, peach or hibiscus beer. I do, however, pick up nice cinnamon and graham elements with loads of red berries. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor conveys fruity, sour red berries up front, flanked by a similar, fruity, tart finish. Another world class beer shared by a world class guy, landhoney!