Homer321 (1962) - 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 (1302) - 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 (2987) - 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.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from backlog of RBAG 2013 ratings notes). Bottle, 2012 vintage. Deep garnet red colour. Lovely aroma of sour cherries with vinous and funky undertones. Tart cherry fruit with lactic sourness complimented nicely by smooth vanilla sweetness, presumably from the oak. Finish is sour enough to dry things out without being pucker-inducing or astringent. Elegant.
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012. bottle alone at home.. Pour is red, really nice lasting head. Aroma is tart cherries and wine. Flavor is similar to aroma but includes some barrel characteristics. Incredible palate. not overwhelmingly sour. awesome.
ICEatALAMO (944) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 vintage bottle. The color is copper. The aroma is a sour bomb. The taste is a cherry sour bomb, intense and nice.
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tcane7 (1666) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle with Ray, Chris and Jay. Pours a hazy reddish amber with fluffy beige head and nice lace. Nose of caramel, funk, vanilla, oak. Medium body, very sweet with light tartness. This would probably do well with a couple more years of aging.
Wilsonales (3) - Grand Forks, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basement aromas. Great sour nice blend.............................................
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with my brother and some other guy. Aroma is horseblanket funk, tart cherries, strawberry stems, and a hint of feta. Pours dull peach pink with a decent but short-lived head. Taste is reserved with tart cherries, barnyard funk, floral yeast, and a caramel finish. Pleasant. Reminds me of some of Iron Hill’s sour offerings.