daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, thanks dean!! Dark pour, not much of a head. Aroma of red wine, bourbon, funky mushrooms, old grass clippings. Flavor is fruity, oak, vinegar...badass!!!!!
Lagunitasfan (1309) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at the Mikes. Brown pour with bright red highlights. Nose is chocolate and malt with tart hints. Most distinct movement of any beer I can easily remember. Big sharp roast to sweet tart pear to distinct Hershey chocolate syrup to tart funkiness. Like changing channels on the TV. great beer from an infection.
Damico (2213) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown unclear with no head and no carbonation. The aroma smells just like a fresh sliced Granny Smith apple and ends in the nose with a tart ending. The flavor is similar, starting off with the Granny Smith juicy apples and then a ton of tart flavor on a completely non carbonated body.
Beerman6686 (3560) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a medium to darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was mainly porter, light maple, some roasted malts, and light acidic notes. Flavor was very interesting. moderately tart, some sour apple, caramel and maple, some chocolate and light smoked malts. Very intersting mistake!
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy dark brown color with minimal fizzy brown head with virtulally no lacing but did have legs. Moderate to heavy sour apple, yeast and brazilnut aroma. Medium to full body and a dry sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy tart sour flavor with a medium to heavy tart sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex interesting beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at EBF. Much like all the other sours that night this one had a good bit of sour funk and fruit in the aroma. Flavor was slightly acidic but still a good drinkable sour.
pantanap (3324) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to tooch... Pours a deep shade of mahogoney, mostly opaque almost akin to a stout with less intense edges, and topped with a thin wispy light beige head... Aroma is full on pear and apple brandy and bourbon, boozy for sure with a medium sour hint creeping through amdst it all... Flavors are spot on to that if the aroma with a big apple bourbon base. Somewhat sweet but enough sour to even things. Bourbon and fruit forward with a medium to full bodied experience with a soft level of carbonation. Nice enough.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels on the Friday night of EBF 2012. Pours a clear dark brown to ruby color with a thin beige head. Floral and sweet dark fruit on the nose, a bit of funky acid. Sweet and malty, tart, light alcohol and sweet acid. Toast, sweet funky fruit, malty acid and toast.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is jet black, tan head, thin and bubbly. The nose is roasty, bit of alcohol, notes of tar, light cherry sweetness. The taste is very sweet, the malt roastiness is toned down big and the sweet cherry an tartness is very strong. The finish is a bit thin, light carbonation, semi dry finish, very slick on the tongue.
polomagnifico (1160) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Chris from Dark Horse. Aroma has notes of sour funk, horse blanket, white fleshed fruits, dark red vino fruits. Interesting aroma. Very dark brown hue with a small off-white head. Flavor is very sweet and sour. Palate is full bodied with a medium finish. Overall the sourness and the stout tones end up conflicting with each other instead of complimenting each other. Interesting and fun to try.