BlowOffTube (444) - 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 (3483) - 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 (3066) - 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 (1440) - 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.
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Musty vinegar and cherry malt aroma. Amber with small head. Surprisingly sweet cherry-apple malt initially with a musty dry vinegar finish. Nice.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky mahogany with a three finger off white head.
Smell is a funk bomb. Fig and dark fruit, raisin and cherry, lactic.
Taste is astringent bandaid. Light fruity citrus sour.
Thick, full bodied.
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
moderate fruitiness to the aroma, with some balsamic notes. Flavor is tart, but not overpowering. A touch of papery like oxidation and thin-ness to the flavor and mouthfeel. Significant alcohol warming that is almost hot. (2012, so 11+%). I can’t say I’m a huge fan. The malt is one dimensional, lacks richness and complexity, and the sourness is just sour. The cherries are kinda lost in it all. Good, not great.
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of the 2012. Clear ruby coloured with a small pale head. Aroma is cherry, brown sugar. Nice balance on the palate, medium bodied, slightly fruity finished. Taste is cherry, chocolate, plum, baked apple. Has developed well.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatics were not one noted with wild/ sour noes which was pleasant! Lots of sour filled with a rustic brown ale that was complex deep and offered lots of different avenues for smells. Taste was also complex and outside of simplistic sour notes, this was fantastic. Overall, well done and a great experience.
queenholly (2863) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2012. Sour cherry, funky lactic, vinous woody aroma. Hazy rusty red with a small yellowed ivory head. Sour cherry, funky lactic, spicy oaky, vinous, boozy flavor. Medium body, moderate to lively carbonation. Seemed slightly rough around the edges, but I suspect that would soften up with a little more aging.