MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
FoBAB 9. Translucent red-brown, thinnest white large-bubbled ring. Light chocolate, plum, and a bit acetic and vinegary. Flavor is ultra sweet, plum and grape juice, chewy body sticks in the sweet, empty finish, light acetic creeping in. Jesus Destihl, thanks for the heartburn. No oud bruin balance here, malt absent, richness absent.
Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. notes of chocolate covered cherries, earthy blood and iron. light balsamic sourness balanced by a leathery cocoa. nice.
BMan1113VR (7684) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GABF. Pours with a clear, deep brown body and a tan head. Aromas of red wine, vinous, malty, caramel, acetic, strawberry and a bit of bready malt. Flavors are acetic, brown sugar, red wine and mild esters. Pretty vinous. Light bubbles, dry and oaky.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fobab 9. Pours dark reddish brown with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, lactic acid, and some spices. Flavors of ripe fruits, vinegar, some earthy spices, and some acidic sourness. Not overly sour, but solid none the less.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle filled for competition. 2010 world beer cup. Somehow wasn’t able to sample this at fobab and decided to prop this open with a local... Pours a deeper scotch ale darker mahogany, just slightly transparent in nature and topped with a frothy barely light off-head... Aroma of lightly smoked, touch of bandaid, with a moderate degree of smoked cherry malt. Sour but not acidic but notes of an earthy wild character to go alongside the fruit characteristics. Wow the smoke character hasn’t at all subsided after all this time... Base flavor profile result in smoked cherriness which takes precedence. Semi-sweet but still contains a decent sourness all around. Lighter bodied almost to the point of medium. I wouldn’t say the smoke is distractig bu warmng up definitely helps in that regard. Enjoyed. Glad I have a few more.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at FoBAB 2011 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice brownish pour, a touch of copper glow on the edges, with a loose bubbled head. Aromas are sour cherries, red wine, oak, and vinegar. Touches of toast dance into the fold. More cherry, red wine, light vinegar. Initial is medium bodied offering that telltale feel. Sour cherries, red wine, vinegar and lactic acid dance with just a touch of toast. Oak and lactic presence takes over as more sour cherry comes to pass. Middle keeps on with a touch of acidity. Finish leaves a lingering red wine and cherry feel, some oak, and good sourness into the finish. Very nice. Truly representative of the style.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft... a solid oud bruin but shocked at it placing at fobab... dark brown, nice shiny color... its a fine oud bruin, plain, boring, a bit of a chalk finish, no vinegar wish it was more tart or had a cherry sweetness or any fruit really
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, rhubarb, and balsamic. Flavor of caramel, balsamic, light earthiness, and cherry with a moderately dry finish.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured hazy brownish with off white head, aroma had notes of acetic vinegar, some nutty notes, touch of lactic acid, some nice fruit skins, earthy and spicy notes. Taste is nice and tart but not overwhelming, with notes of some vinegar and lactic acid going into some slight funk, red fruit and skins, earth and some slight nutty notes, finishing fairly dry.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2010: (sorry. my notes sort of suck for this one) Murky brown with almost no head. The beer smells of cherries, sour lacto and funky brett with an earthy and meaty grains. The taste is twangy and fruity up front, yeasty and slightly peaty/smoked, lots of minerals. Nice brew.