jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml caged&corked bottle (with a crazy long cork). Cloudy brownish amber-red pour with a medium thin fluffy egg-white head that leaves many spots of lace on the glass. Aroma is resiny hops and oaky wood. Malt and hints of caramel along with pungent leathery brett notes that blend with hops with amazing beauty. Flavor starts hoppy and malty. Dry resiny hops that soften towards midpalate. Lots of vanilla and oak emerge towards back and malt richness grows into chocolate+toffee towards the back. Finish is hoppy with oaky vanilla and rich cakey malts. Brett funk and strengthening resiny hops in the after taste. Mouthfeel is bubbly but not sharp with creamy velvety (almost oily) texture and a medium-full body. Overall: fantastic. Complex art!
obguthr (4769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Peach, pineapple, and oak nose with thistle accents, intensely wonderful! Murky brown, medium yellow head, good lacing. While the peach notes were stronger in the aroma, the flavor is dominated by oak with peaches underneath. Alcohol is a tad insistent, but not too terribly distracting. Good balance and strength. Very unique and defies classification, so ASA is entirely appropriate. Tastes pretty damned good too!
DocLock (8674) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 cc from Capone’s, CAH, and Smith’s. Pours turbid deep copper ruby mahogany with 3 f ow head. Great lacing, so shive the under-attenuated argument up your corn hole. Nose is hefty caramel malt, earthy, spicy and floral, withh substantial tropical fruity citrtus and hops, plus black peppery notes. Tastes very peppery, malty,, with hops, tangerine, pineapple, earthy vanilla, and a smooth finish. This is a very good beer, but my question is whether this one is better than the Pugsley XXXIPA I had earlier. After a few more sips, I can unequivocally say yes.
Suttree (5638) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, I liked this one a lot. We poured it and kinda tried to figure out the aroma for a whie and we kind of settled on pineapple. Then The Bride said that wasn’t 100% accurate. Finally, she says that it actually smells like that fruit salad that was usually pink or green or white that your aunt always brought to Easter dinner? You know the one? Anyhoo, that was what it smelled like. Tasted pretty fruity as well, but a crisp hop bite at the finish balanced out the sweetness. Therere were other flavors lurking around in the background, too, as well as some funk. I really enjoyed this beer...
brigg (556) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Medium beige head atop a murky, dark, brownish-red body. A strong aroma is immediately apparent upon pouring: sour notes, overripe fruit, barnyard musk, roasted malt, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with a little sourness. Taste of raisins, dark cherries, caramel, a lot of spice, and alcohol that warms up quite a bit. Very sweet, but the bitter/sour notes help balance it. Very nice. Medium body. Left a lot of nice lace on the glass--the kind that actually looks like real lace.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed at a special release party held at Barley’s in Greenville, SC. Served from tap into a tulip. Pours a deep brown with a slight red hue with a one finger off-white head that lingers. Maintains excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and subtle hop. The flavor was of nice malt with a hoppy followthrough that goes down smooth. It was heavy on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew with bold flavors and an excellent aroma. When this comes out... You need to try it. I also agree on the mislabelling of this one as it is more similar to a red ale than a sour...
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque brownish red with a creamy off white head and a creamy palate. Musty and woody aroma and taste with sour dark fruit flavors dominating and tobacco flavors hiding in the back ground.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, murky amber with a strawberry red/white head. Aroma is cedar-soaked strawberry, pineapple, sweet cherry, candied oak, strawberry jam-slathered biscuit, and a hint of sugary rose petal. Flavor is biscuit hops aged in a cedar chest with a finish of tart and sour citrus stored in old oak jars. Nice, full body with a lingering finish. Harsh and brutal but beautiful in a desert sort of way.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged. Nice ruby/mahogany color. Solid tan head. Some oxidation, but expected. Some sour notes, overly ripe peaches, and strawberries, nice tartness.
ddemmingjr (786) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2010 Poured a creamy reddish brown with a big head that settles down to a ring along the glass. A floral resin with barnyard vegetation on the nose. There’s plenty of complex notes in there. A distinctive flavor that is somewhat sour at first. A full body, lively carbonated beer that is one of the first beers I would characterize as sticky. A strong flavored, big beer to enjoy