GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Solan for the bottle. Pours with a lot of activity. Aroma is heavy on the oak, to the point of it being severe. Flavor is more of the same. Tons of oak. It tastes like it was left in the barrel for 15 months too long. A bite of vinegar accompanies the heavy oak. A dry finish with a bland cardboard maltiness. Perhaps we got a bad bottle, but the whole group I was with thought it was pretty bad, not just overrated.
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bowlttle. Amber with white head. Nice spicy funky aroma, oak and wine. Taste of flanders funk, spicy, oak amd wine. Nicely tart. Very nice.
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
communal bowl at home ... deep brown .. thin tan head ... soft sweet fruits ... soft alcohol nose... light wine nose ... soft fruits ... juicy soft malt roast ... big soft long red wine fuits ... the balance is beautiful ... i love this ... juicy fruits ... cracking
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Bottle" (communal bowl) at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is toffee, vanilla, funky, taste is funky, toffee, chewy, light fruit.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear to hazy golden amber color, small fluffy tan head. Aroma of brandy, port wine, sweet caramel. Taste has vanilla, burnt caramel, brandy, light body.
Camons (5957) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Brewery. Pours hazy orange with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, brett, fruits, grapefruit, grapes, oak, redwine. Flavor is light sourness, caramel, malt, oak, balsamico, light vinegar, redwine, fruits, grapes, alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, lasting acidic finish with some alcohol. 030814
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 Ml bottle
Cloudy orange color, 2 finger white head. Very persistent and good lacing.
Insane nose. Red wine, apple, pear, oak, grape and bubble gum. Brilliant in how complex the nose was.
Taste is mostly fruit (apple, pear, and grape) and red wine driven. Notes of sourness and sweaty gym socks.
Hit like home though. The 12% was a serious kicker. Feel was more of a BSDA than a sour but gave the appearance and taste of a 5% sour. Silly good beer.
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy orange, soapy white edge bubbles. Nose is herbal, gin, Bordeaux, coriander, grapes, slightly mossy. Taste of red wine barrel, moss, bit of Granny Smith apple, cinnamon, coriander, brandy soaked apples, super complex but the carbonation being very low keeps it de being a world class beer.
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Concentrated dark fruit nose, with berries and sweet apples, and some sourish notes. Medium orange/amber color. Sour juicy initial: raisins, apples, plums. tang hit quickly and then mellows. Light alcohol warmth. Finish is still charging ahead. Solid body. Effervescent mouthfeel. Wine-like in it fruitiness. Amazing aroma. Complex flavor changes throughout. Both intense AND balanced. Great stuff.
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is slightly hazy orange with a small white head and good lacing. Big caramelly, brown sugar, salted toffee, fruit skins, dough, light leather, and earthy aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, toffee, light acetone, orange juice, lemony, and grapey with a big sour finish, Medium body with soft carbonation. Seems to be infected and I’m pretty sad about this one.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks Armin! Pours a reddish orange appearance with a thin tan head. Orange citrus / tangerine, red grape, pretty funky, tannic / oaky, quite cobweb-y aroma. Fairly earthy / dirty / cobweb flavor with quite a bit of citrus, red grape, and a slight bit of chemical. Kind of a strange beer.