Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL 2014 Reserve from Slowbeer.
Pours a murky copper beer, head quickly dissipates.
Complex, suitably funky aroma; bruised apple, brown sugar, sultana, cherry stone, almond, toasty vanillin oakiness, bit of Bretty barnyard funk, overly ripe stonefruits - I could go on...
Body surprisingly not too rich for its strength, mild acidity cuts through, yet still long on the palate, somewhat sticky, low carbonation.
Very unique, there’s so much going on here - sour cherry, peach nectar, rich barley wine-like maltiness, treacle, sultana, prune, toasty oak, butter, barynyard funk. Tannic, slightly sour, slightly warming, somewhat bitter finish.
Remarkable beer, something very different & unique.
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish brown with nice off white head. Nose is sour. Taste is sour cherry and funk. Great.
WABeerFiend (332) - - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best after 10.27.15 date. Poured from a bomber into a Deschutes snifter on 03.31.15.
A: Sour cherry and some barrel oakiness. It’s tart and sweet.
A: 1 1/2 finger head that recedes to a ring of fluff and a layer of thin spots of foam. Hazy dark red body with bubbles streaming from the bottom to the surface.
T: Sour cherry that fades into sweetness and white grape dominate. Oak barrel woodiness, vanilla, farmhouse funk, and brown sugar are subtle.
P: Slightly astringent.
O: I went from wanting to dump it to liking it. The sourness fades after the first sip. It has a very nice barrel flavor.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle, poured into tulip. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown, with an orange coloring on the edges. Has an thick orange brown head. Aroma is sweet red wine, cherries, sour, and funk. Taste is tart, brett funkiness, cherries, wine.
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a super thin ring of head. Aroma of wood and tartness. Taste of wood, booze, and some tart.
sonnycheeba (4386) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shard by jheath99. Pours reddish-brown with thin head. Aroma is oak, tart cherries, light vanilla, faint rum, red grapes, and faint leather. Flavor is dark, vinous fruit, leather, barrel character, soft sweetness, and soft acidity. Medium/full body.
6ROW (458) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown to red pour with a a fleeing white head. Big oak aroma, sweet taste not heavy on the cherry taste. heavy carbonation . This would be a good one to start someone on sours. Not an every day beer but I may have to put one up for aging
Lagerboy (1605) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 2012 Reserve, Best After: 8/20/13.
Unclear red brown, tan foam fades fast. Aroma of tart fruity funk and wine barrel. Taste is lightly sweet n’ sour fruity funk, richer maltiness, woody and vinous. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Nicely balanced, well worth the wait. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy darker amber color with a smallish off-white head on there. I get wine and nose up front in the aroma, then the cherries start to come through later. Taste is fairly sour and definitely smacks of cherry. Long aftertaste that makes you pucker for a while.
MunBro (843) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious. 2014 edition, drinking well before the "Best after" date but I did purchase a second bottle to age. Fizzy red pour - almost no head (dinging an appearance point for that) and 0 lacing which was a bit disappointing. Aroma of sour grapes, cherries, and wine. Quite a complex flavour, largely fermented cherries and white wine, but also has some yeasty funkiness and oak tones. Very worth checking out, and definitely worth aging. Current rating: 3.5 (as of March 2, 2015). We’ll see what it goes up to with a good cellaring!