rlgk (14347) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. From a trade with claspada in NYC. Deep amber beer with ŕ small offwhite head. Dill aroma, hoppy, bready, vinous, caramel, biscuits, woody, oak, orange, grapes, apples, pear, fruity, leather notes. Woody alcohol flavor, oak, vinous, whisky notes, cognac. Quite heavy, lots of alcohol and with grapes, floral notes and biscuits.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wow, quiet the ambitious project. I still have not opened the Stoic I bought six months ago. Dark copper with a thin head. Light molasses scent and sour fruit. Sour wood and raisin flavour. I will have to revisit my ratings of the individual beers. Raisin, cherries, hint of molasses or dark toffee and sourness. Interesting, complex. Woody cherry sourness.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, I don’t know who thought of this, or who put those beers together but it was interesting. The woody front feels like any other oak aged beer, but the american sour feel clears all that out as you drink it... really interesting and certainly potent.. cool to try... once.
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep red brown with light head that dissipates quickly. Woody sour aroma reminiscent of a mild geuze but with darker fruity notes. Definite woody oaked, vinous flavor with lots of red and dark fruit (cherry and plums), vanilla, leather, and a bit of spice thrown in. Is this still a beer? I don’t know, but it’s great.
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits and heavy malts with some woodiness. Taste is big fruity and malty sweetness with a good amount of hops to help make it palatable. A nicely done strong ale that is a heavy bodied malt bomb that is lightly carbonated and worthy of a sampling.
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Fonefan room Borefts 4. Thanks Ken. Clear brown colour lasting beige head. Lots of wood on aroma. Some toffee some bourbon. Thats big and hot. Pretty unsubtle. Bit big. Too much alcohol. Bit big
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
botle at de molen ... dark copper ... thin tan lacing ... peaty woody ... lightest smoke nose... big big alcohol... im tasting the mix but tasting all the big barrels ... maybe soft toffee fruit backbone
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Bottle.
On the positive side: Beautiful ruby brown pour, with glowing highlights and a limited head. So beautiful. Tons going on in the aroma: apricot and cherry, aged hops, bourbon, toffee. Beautiful flavor that brings out both the toffee and the sour fruit with cherry, ruby-red grapefruit finish. Alcohol fairly forward but still hard to sip slowly, very smooth albeit with a slight burn very late. Delicious, delicious beer. I wonder whether it would age well. 9/4/9/4/16
On the negative side: $12.99 for an 11 ounce bottle? I’m not sure it’s worth it even for a beer this good. Too many Belgian competitors below this price point.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Man is one pretty complex. The aroma is a mix between sour, chocolate, woody oak and tartness. Flavor is a tad boozy but the sour-ness still comes through, which I was hoping it would. A definite sipper for sure.
MattH (660) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong aroma of cherry, whiskey and oak. Flavor is pretty much the same as the aroma, though the cherry stands out more in the aroma. Pretty complex and should be sipped, though you could drink it quickly without a problem.