fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Josh
Dark color, impenetrable, with generous strawberry-ice-cream head. Strong aroma of elderberry wine, some sourness, light ammonia. Good body strength; strong carbonation with smooth mouthfeel; berry flavor, sour without excess, but a bit too astringent, and quite bitter. Blueberry jam in the end.
Clumsy, but itís really a new thing in this part of the world.
RumRunner101 (672) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense purple pour with light purple head. Aroma is tart berries, light oak, light vinegar. Intense sourness, no real sweetness. Wood, tart berries, some funk. Good.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gibsons LDB. As soon as it pours, I like it. The head, it is luscious thick and frothy. Lasts long. Oh, and purple. The aroma has dense fruit, blackberry and currant with boozy edge. Soft palate. Booze around the edges edges in a good way. The finish is bitter and dry. The distinguishing feature is a jamma wamma of fruit seeds. Not typical sour. Would not call it that, has a healthy malt backbone and no gimmick. Healthy malt healthy fruit. Fruit forward! Thatís it, natural bitterness of berry seeds. Best of session.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red with a good pink head. Aroma is blackcurrant, blackberry, sour candy. Medium-light body, tar in the palate with a fruity finish. Taste is blackcurrant, blackberry, grape skins. Nice but a little one-dimensional.
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red pour from a tap with pink head. I smell berries and a little black current. Strong sour taste. And I am a little wasted so donít take this too seriously.
I think I hate sour beers at this point in the night. Time for some good old barley wine or something.
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Blomster at RBWG meet and greet tasting. Pours dark red with pinkish head. Nose and taste of tart berry, lacto sourness, blackberry juice, oak and funky tartness. Medium body.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #18. Bottle shared at the RBWG Welcome Dinner. Pours a dark red-purple color with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, berries, grapes, tart funk, mild wood. The taste is tart funk, jammy fruits, mild funk, bright and tart finish. Medium bodied.
dresden (730) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep purple. Aroma is currant or raspberry, no idea. Taste is... not sure, slight funk, mostly dry currant and a weird soapy something. Maybe this will get better
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to taster at RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks good; a translucent cherry cola with beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and funk. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid, but nothing special.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep almost purple pour with pink head. Sharp acidic cherry aroma. Flavor is a much more mild sour than the aroma hints at. Flat bitter not as tart as I hoped for. Medium body with ok carbonation.