brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a rather small amount of white foam which quickly fades to a few bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Smells quite nice. Tart fruits, specifically lemon and peach, perhaps some white grape. Lots of vanilla and whiskey, and a pronounced charred oak aroma. Lightly lactic and acidic with a definite caramel malt character.
T: Starts out sweet and malty with a substantial whiskey flavor. As the beer warms up, it really improves. A solid lemon tartness along with some white grapes and peach. Charred oak and vanilla from the barrel work nicely with the rest of the flavors.
M: Medium in body with a rather low carbonation. The minimal carbonation doesn’t really take away too much.
O: At the first sip, I thought this had too much whiskey, but it really was a good beer and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a clear golden copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of nuts, onion skin, subtle whiskey, caramel, and burnt pie crust. Flavor of vinegar, whiskey, minerals, and caramel.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL thanks to ryan. Pours a clear orange amber. Weak head. Nose is salty, acetic, mild butter, vanilla, denser shortbread, some maple. Taste is mega acetic bomb, heavy salt and vinegar, apple cider vinegar. Palate is salty, denser for sour, lots of acetic.
djd07 (8319) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber thanks to Ryan. Pours a cloudy copper with no head. The aroma is a strong vinegar, grain and whiskey. Medium mouthfeel with strong wood and vinegar and light sourness.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml shared at Derek’s Tasting. Thanks! Pours a murky pinkish hue, a touch of purple with a small frothy whitish head that laces small. Some blueberries end up in my glass. Aromas are some blueberry, sour lactic acid, orange slices, touches of oaky wet wood, tannins, faint touch of whiskey, light funk, dust, light berry fruitiness. Touches of yogurt grow. Initial is lighter, a touch of acidity, citrusy oranges and a touch of lemon, berry sourness is decent, yogurt lactic quality is a big element. Some berry, a touch of rust, faint vinegar with lingering berry, tartness, and light brettiness that grows on the palate as I get further in, dry and dusty, perhaps some hay falls into the fold. A simple beer, tasty, but not overly flavorful and complex. Some of the orange notes and subtle blueberry does grab me. Interesting. Time seems to have done it some good was the consensus many at the table who had it before thought. I agreed it was flavorful, tasty enough and not offensive. An interesting sour I was not expecting.
thirdeye11 (5958) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle thanks to BlackSwan) clear medium gold with few bubbles, not effervescent in the least. Nose of an old chicken package left to rot, trash, whiskey, vanilla, and waffles. Taste of salt, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, spices, whiskey, sour, and grass. Odd combination.
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Clear copper gold pour with quickly fading off white head. Smells like rotten fruit, garbage, rubber, vinegar. Taste is better, some oak, sour, but with that terrible garbage aftertaste. Drainpour.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium copper color with a very thin off-white head and a spot or two of lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose brings a prominent whiskey character forward, and this then eventually gives way to a light citrus sourness. This is a better example of a whiskey sour than the beer from Short’s by that name was. Mili cherry and some oak as well. The flavor isn’t quite as reminiscent of an 18-year-old’s favorite mixed drink, but it’s still pretty enjoyable. Finish has a bit of whiskey burn from a sourness that goes well with it. Original and interesting; highly enjoyable. Perhaps more so than the bottled version seems to be.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-16-2011
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured golden with a bubbly head. Lot of acetone/paint thinner on the nose. Some whiskey notes that were pretty strong. Mild heat, dry & puckering. Sticky and sweet with a salty crack malt finish.
Cavie (4196) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a very bright orange color with very light bubbles that ring the glass. Aroma is dry grains, sour notes, some sweet fruitiness and maybe a rice like nose. Flavor is certainly sour, dry warming notes and more tart. Very sharp on the palate.