SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle it pours a very hazy red with a 1 finger white head. Big aroma of cherry pits, cranberry and alcohol. It is really reminiscent of alcoholic cough syrup but i mean that in a good way. Flavor is malty and tart with dry woody notes and cherry and especially cranberry. Some hints of red grape esters. Alcohol comes through on the flavor but not as much as i would think for 13%. Finishes dry and tart and slightly astringent.
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle thanks to berntholer! Pours a burgundy shade of brown with a large salmon-pink head which remains. Aroma is cherries, red grapes and some funk. Taste is tart cherries, moderate reminiscence of nuts (brazil nuts and walnuts), raspberries and a hit of red wine. Tart and fruity.
MarcoDL (2892) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kulminator. Aroma of sour oak, red fruit and barnyard. Taste of sour red fruit, oak, sour milk, mild vanilla and smooth cherry, long finish. Very nice.
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Questa Speciale Reserva 2010 ha un colore ramato profondo, tendente al rossiccio; la schiuma non è molta, marrone chiaro e di scarsa persistenza. Olfatto complesso, fruttato di ciliegie sotto spirito e di prugne, vinoso alcolico, leggermente acetico, terroso, con qualche sensazione di legno. In bocca è aspra ed acida, citrica, ma soprattutto vinosa ed acetica, molto carbonata, alcoolica (13% dichiarati!) che ti picchia dura nel palato, ma anche fruttata, di ciliegia e prugna, e sotto sotto una base dolce con i suoi malti... e la vaniglia del legno. Una leggera astringenza finale, corpo normale, quasi esile vista la gradazione.
k0mpsa (1751) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Dark reddish brown color, small white head. Rich aroma has cherries, sweet sugar notes, wine notes. Cherries, wine, caramel, sour apple notes. Very complex and tasty.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 11.2 ounces, 2012 vintage, bottled in SEP2012, savoured on July 3 2015; eye: dirty brown, thin sheet of mocha head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: acidity, cherry, small dark berries, musk, light wild yeasts, earthy; mouth: acidity, cherry, small dark berries, musk, light wild yeasts, small berries acridness, light tannin, finale in black currant with good presence of malt, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 11,2 onces, 13 %, millésime 2012, embouteillée en SEP2013, savourée le 3 juillet 2015; œil : brun sale, trouble, mince couverture de mousse moka qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : acidité, cerise, petits fruits noirs, musc, léger levures sauvages, terreux; bouche : acidité, cerise, petits fruits noirs, musc, léger levures sauvages, âcreté de petits fruits, léger tanin, finale en cassis avec bonne présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11,2 oz bottle multiple times from notes. Pours a clear dark amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian character, sweetness balanced by tart fruit, red wine character, oak, no sign of the abv, I always enjoy seeing this one, a favorite from my early days on the site that I get to revisit from time to time.
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle (2012) from the brewery. Saved for a special occasion. And that occasion was me running low on beer. Hugely complex sour with all sorts of murky oaky red wine flavours getting a nose in. Powerful, exceptional sour.
thepeter (325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 bottle. Pours a dark and hazy brown off white head that stayed around a while. Aroma of tart sour, wood, apples (granny smith) and a touch of dark fruit. Taste is raisin, wood, field grass and apple. A hint of sweetness up front and a gorgeous Dry and refreshing and tart on the finish. Medium MF. Just a fantastic beer.
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle at Birch & Barley, Washington, DC, into a stem glass. Taste back to back with the base. Pours dark mahogany with quickly fading tan head. Nose is grape skin, sour apple, bing cherry, caramel, and rhubarb. Flavour is sour apple and sour cherry. Very tart! There are also notes of wine, oak, caramel, and roasted malts. Exquisite!
Ktwse (2808) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown with nearly flat, white head. Aroma of apples, grass, red grapes and cherries. Taste is medium sour tart, very balanced with light sweetness in the finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.