furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, deep amber, decent cream head, great lace. Aroma caramel apple, horse blanket. Taste horse blanket, caramel, green apple, vanilla, black pepper, toffee, oak, goat. Palate is fairly light, but smooth, carbonation decent. Finish is complex, sour, spicy. I was afraid of this, and yet it’s one of the best I’ve had! Wish I had another!
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a murky brown color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with brett and oak notes. Medium body with flavors of vinous oak, tart fruit and funky brett. The finish is tart and slightly vinegary with a red wine and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle one of a case that found its way to Anchorage shared at Anchorage Jan ’15 Tasting: Poured a burgundy color with white head. Aroma is very funky and vinous. Taste was acidic vinegar, red wine, souring finish. Not my style at all and couldn’t see drinking a bottle by myself.
zoucrew102 (770) - - DEC 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber. Vinous aroma with notes of cherry, dried fruit and some vinegar. Pours dark amber with with a thin tan head and excellent lacing. Starts with sour cherry and dried fruit flavors with a lot of carbonation. Finishes smooth with vinous sour flavors and hints of vinegar. Ok, but the vinegar flavors kind of ruin the experience for me.
AirForceHops (4079) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz. bottle got in a trade with Willrunforbeer. Chimay goblet shows a murky, dirt brown color thin white head. Aroma A LOT of sour oak, balsamic vinegar and red wine.
Flavor is almost as sour and vinous as it smells with lingering vinegar. To much sour oak and vinegar for my liking. Overly sharp acidic flavors. Jeez, the first beer from this brewer that is just plain awful. Couldn’t finish more then 3 oz of this.
hayduke (3563) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was sampled at the Kick Starter party of the Humboldt Cider Works for their new tasting room. Pours a dark copper color and a tan head. Nose is fruit with lots of sourness. Medium plus body. Flavor is quite sour with a lot of the fruit. Finish is woody and sour. Great stuff.
wchesser (1354) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Deschutes tasting at Small Batch Liquors over GABF week ’14. Murky red brown. Nose is wet oak, volatile acidity, red wine. Red fruit, chewy wine and oak tannins, balsamic, lactic tartness, oak. Not the vinegar bomb I expected given a lot of the ratings. Had low expectations but they were exceeded. Decent red fruit and wine here still without being washed out by balsamic notes.
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Thanks Jason! Hazy amber. Aroma of cherry, plum, raisin, oak. Taste is an oddly muted sweet and tartness. Quite effervescent at first, but once that's done, creamy and long dry finish.
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light brown with a pale head. Aroma is nail polish, red wine, oak, vinegar. Medium bodied, tart and fruity on the palate with an acetic finish. Taste is malt vinegar, sour cherry, red fruits, sour plum, wood.
gkeh (297) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like a nail salon and tastes like pickles. Not my thing, that’s for sure. Tasted at Hay Merchant