czar (5722) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle - red wax - from hoppypocket, thanks bro! pours unclear bright orange with a reviving off-white head, some lacing. leathery and cherry bretts, cherry meat, raspberry vinegar - aceticly not overdone, very spicy - cinnamon and pepper, bitter herbs, zesty citrus, chocolate hints. light carbonation - slightly foamy, medium body - oily, some sweetness although medium acidity, almost pungent, cuts easily through, semi-sweet, assertively tart if not sour and fragrant citrusy-spicy finish. very nice!
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@HWT’14: 2010 vintage: Served in a taster:
Medium sized creamy head. Hazy amber red colored beer.
Aromas of red fruit, light dusty, some wild yeast, syrup, berries, light wood,
Flavour is a subtle mix between red fruit and yeasty woody smooth tartness and is completely in balance.
Aftertaste is a mix of red fruit, yeast, tartness, light woody, light funk.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture.
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2010 Vintage [from trade with Scopey] shared with Countbeer. Hazy reddish color, full sized fairly quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is lightly sour and a lot of red fruits, mainly cherries and strawberries. Taste red fruits, strawberries, cherries, lightly sour, slightly yeast. Very balanced. Very nice!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle -
2012 bottle, red wax. This was still a rather young beer, with the brett character just getting it’s foothold. Flavor is very dry, has a good amount of funk to it with lots, and lots of lemon-rubbed leather. Not a kick-you in the nuts sour, but quick complex even right now. Some light wine notes and green apple also showing up. I didn’t get much cherry, but did get a fair amount of citrus. Very nice from Deschutes!
bytemesis (4645) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 2012 vintage. Pours hazy reddish hazel - really a weird neon candy orange actually, medium fizzy tan head that dissipates quickly leaving decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is hella oak, some basement funk, lemon, tart cherry. Flavor has a bit of initial sweetness, then dries out to light plus tartness and a light funk. Flavors of cherry, oak, basement must. Medium body, rich mouthfeel. After the first few sips and as it warms it gets very woody and a bit harsh; some floor cleaner notes coming through.
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 edition, making this beast 4 years old. Fuck the wax. Pours a hazed Amber with a decent sized head. Aromas of tart cherries and oxidized wood. Taste is semi sweet and sour. How the fuck is this not dried out after 4+ years? Flavors of dried cherries, oak and some funk. Not very sour, a tad on the sweet side and noticeable alcohol. Meh. Pretty underwhelmed.
skortila (4828) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (2010) @ Zeebra#2. The aroma has some lactic acidity, grape, cherry. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is tart, citric, has some berries and woody tones. Okay.
RumRunner101 (881) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours murky light brown, white head. Aroma is red grapes, oak, must, toffee sweetness. Flavour is tart grapes, green apple, with great sweet malt balance. Finish has wet wood a lingering tart notes. Alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Great.
WillRunForBeer (1430) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. 2010 vintage. Pours medium amber with no real head. Aroma is sour and dried cherries, slight acetic. Flavor is caramel, tart dark cherry. Mellow and smooth.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again! Ruddy brown pour with a light tan head. Wonderful aromas of oak wine barrels, cherries, and plenty of acidic sourness. Flavor is tart cherries with notes of the wine barrel coming through. Very well balanced. Just the right amount of sourness to it. Just a really impressive beer all around.