dansac (29) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting stuff from Deschutes. A very intense wild ale, with a lot of wine characteristic, an almost salty minerality to it, and lots of funk to go with it. I found it very tasty, and a more than good way to make up for the lost batch. A bit overpriced, though.
jcnielsen (1312) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing the bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Sour, grape, caramel, fruity aromas. Sour cherry, wine grapes, oak, caramel flavors. A lot of weird flavors meshed together that don’t work very well together.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 3. Thanks to adnielsen! Pours a fairly clear reddish orange appearance with a thin light brown head. Rauchy apple, celery, tangy cherry, vinous, quite tannic leathery/oaky aroma. Caramel, toasted malty, bitingly sour cherry, very acetic and very sour, woody/leathery, green hoppy flavor. Really not good at all.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok but not superb. Really like the tart cherry flavor. The problem here is that it becomes overwhelmed by the sour. This brew deserved to be blended.
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jhamp9 (879) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark mahogany pour with a thin soapy and spotty lacing. Aroma is sour cherry, wood, and red wine vinegar. There’s a little sweet toffee in there as well. Taste has the same components. Cherry and vinegar are prominent. Tartness lingers into the aftertaste. Soft carbonation and a dry finish. Very enjoyable beer.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Big vinous aromas. Big vinous, green apple, and malt notes. Muted vanilla. Average body and mouthfeel.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of cherries, oak, red wine and toffee. The flavor is similar at first with some cherry, oak, toffee and vinegar notes. However, as the beer warms, I get some strong dill pickle notes that are a bit odd. The beer is also a bit hot overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Sour and acetic aroma with wine. Wine and strong acetic flavor with sourness, light oak, and light dark fruits. Medium bodied. Acetic notes linger with sourness, oak, and light dark fruits.
brokensail (9155) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ GT’s house...thanks? Murky amber pour with an off-white head. Acetic mess on the nose. Celery, plastic, acetone, lemon pledge, and green apple skins. Blech. Flavor is harsh and acetic. Overly sour and bitter. Plastic, rubber, and solvent. Raisins, green apple skins, and some celery. A bit of sweetness. Just unpleasant all around.
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Funky Red Wine Barrel...its just off on the smell
Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild light, White Head Ring, Minimum Lacing
Taste: Funky Red Wine...infection seeping through
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Infection