PhillyCraft (3257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Alen before the Teresas Super bowl Sat event. Pours a red brown color. Nice notes of roast, toffee, brandy, sherry, and smoked wood. Not boozey at all for the alc percentage. Finishes sour.
b3shine (5493) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
375 ml maroon-waxed bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks sub-par; a fairly opaque cola with very thin beige lacing (when swirled; not naturally) and no visible carbonation. Smells sweet like a barleywine with sour and acetone notes. Tastes like it smells, but worse, and in two separate steps. Flat barleywine first, then off-putting acetone and nasty sourness. Worsens as it warms too. Awful on the palate. Drain pour. Yet another disappointing sour from Dark Horse. They should really stop making them or learn how to do them right.
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany, no head / Lightly sour nose of chocolate and dark fruit / Medium to full body, low carbonation, some but not dramatic tartness and sweet, good balance with a hint of bitterness on the finish / Complex flavors of chocolate, oak, plum, fig, soy sauce, sherry, and tobacco / A certain clumsiness to it, but I enjoyed it until the last drop.dough. If they ever perfect the body, and unfortunately I have never tried regular Off The Scale, this would be stellar.
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, thanks to mikem409, murky muddy brown color, delightful flavors of malted milk balls, soy sauce, chocolates, balsamic vinegar, lasting sweet and sour finish
thirdeye11 (5555) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(375ml bottle #316/1440 batch #1826) clearish deep ruby-brown, not many bubbles. Nose of moss, caramel, big alcohol, acetone, sour fruit, thinner, rich. Taste of sour fruit, caramel, old ale base comes through but worsened by the sourness, light sour, weird linger.
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Completely flat. Probably a batch gone wrong at the brewery. It is acetoney. Soy sauce mixes with nail polish. Not very sour or good. Luckily i didn’t buy the bottle, I would be pissed if I did.