hopscotch (9518) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy beige head. Good retention. Basically, this is a chocolaty and sour oude brune. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is big-time sour, lightly chocolaty and mildly toasty. Strange indeed, but I love it. World class oddity right here!
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
The aroma consists of moderate berries (raspberry and cherry), yogurt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, vinegar, and a touch of lemon. It pours a dark brown with some cloudy orange "transparency" when held to the light. It has a minimal beige head that quickly fades to a very fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and faint cola. There are some berry notes in the middle. The finish has moderate sour lemon, yogurt, and hints of roast. Itís medium bodied with lively carbonation that can be a bit prickly. Overall, Iím not a big fan of dark sours, but this one would be better than most if not for the prickly carbonation.
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Deep, muddy brown body. Opaque, almost black at the bottom with a deep khaki foam that fades to a thin collar quickly. Aroma is heavily vinous with some wine-like boozy notes, oak, funky cheese rind, black cherry, & a strange note that kind of seems like mild vomit or bile. Itís not super strong or completely killing the vibe here, but I could definitely do without it. Flavor is more tart with heavy cherry, lacto yeast, mild lactic yeast, a hint of tannins, rich woody oak, red grape, vinous booze, & some finishing notes of mild hay funk. Darker malts pop through with a finish of dark fruit & wood. Good, but if the aroma didnít have that mild off-scent, it would be much better.
Martinus (3051) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown beer, beige head. Aroma of wood, malts, light lactic acid. Light sour flavour, light sweetness, malts, liquorice root, drop, salty liquorice -salmiak-, hint of red wine. Sour finish, yoghurt, malts and caramel.
(From 50cL bottle @ Antwerp Gettogether Tasting. Shared by digita7693, LoPo87 and Sam. Thanks!!)
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Barrel and berry aromas. Huge berry, caramel malts, and barrel notes. Good body and mouthfeel. Definitely a trip but good.
biggsbowler (381) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pour dark brown/red. The nose is sour and vinegar. The taste is more vinegar and acidity. Itís kind of harsh to drink and very unbalanced.
OldMrCrow (1945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chrisís tasting. Nose of diarrhea,
Graham cracker and roasted nuts. Vomit, oak bourbon nose. Flavor is tart, balsamic, fig. Braches caramel rolls. Alcohol is nowhere apparent. I thought this was. 8%.
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Bottle - thanks Ryan! Dark brown, khaki head. Wow, this smells interesting and delicious. Wow, WTF is that? Plums, red vines; caramel; cherry cola syrup; vanilla; figgy + vinegar. A lot of depth to the aroma. Taste: thereís the vinegar tart. Damn. This can go toe to toe with a whole range of dark strong sours. Surprisingly not too sweet despite the previous descriptors. Everybody is throwing around candy descriptions, and it makes sense. Tootsie roll is here, but in the best possible way. Medium-full body. Slightly astringent finish, but nothing out of line. Overall: I get the impression thereís some bottle variation in this, but we got one of the good ones. Yum. Edit: revisiting this after everybody left, thereís also a lot of poop and plastic. Still plenty tasty, but not as nice as it was earlier on.
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber-brown body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Too acetic, with some dark fruits, oak, earth, and funk. Medium bodied, assertive acetic acidity, somewhat muddled finish. A bit of a disappointment.
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Ryanís, not sure who brought his one but thanks. Poured hazy brown with small to medium head. Notes are tart berries, molasses, balsamic, and other weird funk. My least favorite de garde so far.