bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(375ml bottle, batch #1826) Pours a burgundy body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, toffee, cherry, leather, and vinous. Flavor of caramel, vinous, earth, and balsamic with a dry finish. Unbalanced.
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reddish brown colored beer. Not much head at all. Dark fruits, berries, sourness is a tad muted. Muddled and really not so good.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at 5K/10K/4K tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, soured dark fruit, wood, wine barrel and velvet. Medium body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a deep ruby garnet with no head. Big oxidization and sweet old malt. Medium bodied, smooth and malty, lots of old oxidization, very, very, very light hints of tartness. Not sure if I get anything sour or acidic, but definitely old and oxidized. Chewy malt. Very tasty, but not so much sour.
crossovert (6371) - 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.
blutt59 (5999) - 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
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours deep brown with a thin head. Sweet malts, old close to rotten dark fruits, toasted grains, and a weird, almost oxidized finish. Some times experiment go good, sometimes they go bad, but this one went just ok.
thirdeye11 (5394) - 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.
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this. Bottle 316 from batch 1826. Deep red with a tan head. The aroma has some oak, molasses and dark fruit notes. The flavor is similar with a lot of oak, maple and vanilla, as well as some alcohol and molasses. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.