Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up at a local market in Edinburgh. Hazy blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. Rounded fruity oaky hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. FInish is more bitter fruity with a almost sour oaky touch. Very nice, balanced.
AshtonMcCobb (1490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, thanks to a swap from Rob. It pours blonde with no bubbles and a good head. The nose is SURPRISE....sour, winey and some cherry and cherry stone fruit. The taste is more of the sour cherries and with a dry oak finish. The palate has a medium body and then a long tight texture which goes into the drying oak finish. Overall, this is really enjoyable. Is this what was intended? This has all the aromas and flavours of a Flemish Red while the beer was set up on here as an English strong ale. There must have been some wild yeast used in here or could that sourness come from the barrel.I guess the closest parallel is Rogue’s John John Hazelnut barrel which I also really enjoyed.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white lacing ... soft zezty sour ...pepery lemon nose ... over fizzy ... soft fruits ... light woody funk ... little sweet toffee fruits ... not me