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 (4468) - 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 (1488) - 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 (4821) - 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 (876) - 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 (1328) - 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.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) Bottle at fantasy tasting at Paul’s. Dark brune pour with tan head. Tart fruit, brett, sour, darker spice and fruit tones. Nicely tart sour with some belgian tones.
brenn79 (1706) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle 2012 vintage, aged in the aging fridge for almost three years- Pours lightly hazy reddish orange with a thin off white head that reduces leaving just a thin collar (3 year old beer it looks pretty good!). Aroma is extremely tart, cherries are prominent, oak, very appealing. The taste is mellower than I was expecting, the aroma was more tart than the taste, oak is there but not overbearing, everything really blended wonderfully, cherries. Body is medium full and carbonation is medium. Very good if not great, from what I hear this can be extremely harsh when drank young, really glad I waited on this one. The only question now is when will we ever see this one again? The last glass tasted completely different from the first, it started really tart and fresh, then finished not so tart, blended, and creamy as hell, never had a beer change so drastically as this one, but as i look at my scores i can’t find a reason to up any of them, so they stay the same.
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce 2010 bottle. Pours golden orange with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and wine. Taste is tart cherries, wine, yeast, vinegar, and wood. Very nice.