IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle thanks BuckeyeBoy a gentle pour keeps the light tan head at bay Lovely reddish Amber with a little haze Rich tart pitted fruit aroma Mild malty flavors tame sourness and smooth slightly papery trailer. A little ABV heat at the end
furthur (739) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 Bottle, deep Amber, bubbly, cream colored head faded quickly. Aroma rich malt, lime, kombucha, vanilla, pears, hint of caramel and anise. Taste is honey, black pepper, lime, pineapple...this is awesome!!! Palate is smooth and rich, carbonation moderate.
dresden (1296) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear orange, brownish colour. Aroma is sweet and sour, cherry, apricot jellly. Slightly funky, but muted. Not to bad, alcohol well hidden.
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the tropical Croydon tasting at Paul’s. 01/07/2015. Semi clear golden orange coloured pour with a thin white head. Aroma is complex, musty, tart apple, dirty nappy, acid and some varnish. Flavour is composed of sweet and sour, apricot, caramel, musty. Palate is medium bodied, highish carbonation. Interesting beer.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark orange to dark copper pour with a thin, creamy, off white head that has great retention. Aroma is tart stone and vinous notes, caramel, light to no toast oak, a hint of sweet vanillalight caramel and some nutty notes. Flavor is sweet caramel, bread and stone fruit up front, some dusty citrus, tart and sweet vinous notes, light earthy/bretty funk, some acetic tartness, a hint of berry and slightly metallic minerality. Medium body, chewy, but dry and acidic feel, and a light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation. Really damn tasty overall, nice balance between malt, tart, fruit, funk and yeast.
katrinaez (1060) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened too soon. Husband didn’t see "best after date" listed. We opened 2 months earlier than we should have. Cherries are obvious. The funk is too much, hoping that would be lessened if we opened it at the correct time. Sour and some odd ipa hops. The barrels can be tasted lightly and the yeast is somewhat thick.
Wish it was opened on time. Have a 2014 bottle.
Theydon_Bois (15594) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Scopesters on melt day, thanks to ??, 01/07/15. 2012 vintage.
Hazed orange amber topped with a decent beige swirl.
Nose is tarte red berry, fruit rinds, prunes, spice, wood must, toffee.
Taste comprises dark fruit sourdom, wooded tones, spice, tarte berry, fruit balsam.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, rising acidic bite in the close.
Xolid Xour red/brown.
The_Osprey (5323) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share in Croydon. Thanks! 2012 reserve. Hazy dark orange / brown, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head. Aroma is bretty lemon, apple skin, musty spice. Body is medium to light, low carbonation, quite foamy. Taste is sour and acidic with tart lemon brett. Some earthiness. Hides the booze really well but, overall, this was just too acidic for me.
dagimp (915) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 220z into an oversized wine glass. No head. Pours a reddish brown. Sweet wine Manishevitz aroma. Mazel Tov! Mouthfeel is sticky. Taste is sweet with lots of wine characteristics. Grapes wood oak cinnamon bourbon brown sugar and dark fruit. Really good beer. Drank this before the best after date. Next year I'll try holding on to it longer so the sweetness dies down and the funkyness rises.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jackl (6684) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle @ Croydonia. Slightly hazy deep reddish pour with a small head. Nose of apple and balsamic. Raspberry slathered brown bread. Pepper. Taste islets tart. Turned apples and raspberry. Cocoa. Some papery oxidisation, but not too bad. Medium body. Active carb. Nice.