Beardaxe (169) - - 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 (2084) - 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 (450) - 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 (3569) - 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 (3162) - 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 (1446) - 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 (7521) - 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 (1855) - 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 (1159) - 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.