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 (1355) - 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 (16856) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (6330) - 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 (951) - 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 (7063) - 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.
Hoprider (421) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown slightly murky appearance. Lots of plum juise on the nose, raisins, vinegar, moscovado and sour oak. Typical but light oud bruin on the nose. Taste is initially sweet but still complex with dried fruits and light tartness ending in a burgundy like crispness. Some light berries and tart wood in the aftertaste.
MotherBrother (898) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour almost clear reddish brown, with a small white head.
Aroma of cherry stone, plenty of wood and oak, cherries, slight barnyard funk. If you’d like, even some chocolate cherry cake. Taste has slight tartness, acidity, but also plenty of sweetness to it.
Medium bodied, with a rather flat carbonation. Thanks mr. Dunt for sending me thisn
jsnicholas (518) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2015 Bottle (22oz $18): 2014: brown with off white head that disapreaae pretty quickly. Funky fruity aroma. Taste is similar with some wine like notes. and some cherry. Somewhat tart.
Muggus69 (2100) - 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.