hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 5-30-2009 (2008 Reserve Bottle) This beer forms a small tan head, no visible carbonation, one ring of lacing, and a reddish brown body. The Aroma is earthy, oak, sweet malt, cherries, brett, and sour. The Taste is sour, cherries, lightly spicy, boozy, and sweet. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer is too funky and sour tasting for my liking.
Steve_0 (2523) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends. 2012 Vintage. Pour is murky caramel with a small cream head that quickly dissipated. Big sour fruity, vinegar, citric acid, green apples, lemons, caramelly, and bready aroma. Taste is big sour apples, pears, light cherry, heavy vinegar, citric, toffee, and caramel with a big sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. OK, but much too acetic for my liking.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 26, 2013 - bottle shared by the TG lady at Darkness Day. Brownish orange pour that was partially in my glass and partially on the chair next to me as I spilled while digging the pen out of my pocket to rate this. I was geeked to finally try this and was underwhelmed. Sour, fruity and wood in aroma and taste. I would like to try again in more optimal drinking conditions.
BVery (5924) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish pour. Smaller off white head. Nice oak and sour in both the aroma and taste. Really good!
Beardaxe (168) - - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF. Impressed by this. Ugly, light pale brown color. Smells quite sour, but the flavor is surprisingly mellow. The sourness is a participant here, but not the only thing going on. The brown ale canvas is allowed a little room to express itself with a touch of sweetness. The oak also comes in and plays, which is something I don't see too often, even in wood aged sours. While some sourheads may see this beer as too tame, I really appreciated tasting a sour beer that used sour flavors as a contributor to a beer with a diversity of flavors.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Gold? and clear appearance with a white head. Tart and fruity aroma and flavor. Did I get the right beer?
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Pours a dirty red brown with a white head. Aroma hints that its a very sour cherry wine beer but its actually very mellow. Nice oak characters with hints of grape through. Cherry notes are slightly hidden. Vanilla and oak in the middle. Nice dry finish you would expect. Wish it was a tad bit more sour, but very interesting and very tasty.
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brown with a minimal head.
Apple vinegar aroma.
Taste is cherry, woody, slightly lactic.
A little acidotic...fairly pronounced alcohol note.
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Flavors of caramel and tart apple. Smooth tart finish.
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2012 vintage, best after 8/20/13 consumed 10/7/13, shared with Lizardville staff. A nice murky pour with brown red color, limited head, but tons of woody barrel characteristics coming through, sharp notes hit the tongue and finish with more woody drying. really nice sour, not gut turning.