brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by BA Barleywinebrewer..Thanks Bill!
Pours burnished, dark brown, with tinges of ruby edging and almost opaque. A beige head of one inch faded quickly, with a few errant dots of lacework.
Aromatics lead off with earth-dusted sour cherries, spice, and leather-wrapped wood.
Hints of Rosemary, Thyme, and mint add a wonderfull complexity.
Some firm acidity developes quickly, as well as bits of bitter chocolate, vanilla, and oaky tannins. A wine-like vineousity pulls through in the finish.
Medium bodied, sharp on the pallet, and crisp. Slightly creamy as well.
Cherry pits, dusty boards, peppery spice, and balsamic start the pallet. An herbal, earthy quality steps forward. Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, and white pepper.
Ripe malt and dark fruit follow though, with lingering acidity.
Finishes with herb infused balsamic, burnt leather, tart cherries, earth-covered wood, and a lingering vineousity.
Wowza, great beer. It tastes like a blend of Cuvee de Tomme and 10 Commandments.
Regardless, the pedigree screams Judgement day.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Very tart, green apple, vinegar, dry red wine.
brnandersen (2024) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from 375 ml. bottle. Dark brown colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Fruity aroma with red wine barrel, tart fruits, caramel malts and spices. Taste is light sour. Medium body with a near flat carbonation. Finishes dry and tart with lemons and yeasty notes.
Desverger (2380) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from Bottle - pours dark brown with amber head. Aroma and taste is sour fruity, some light vinegar notes, sour on the palate, ok.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously given to me by theisti after its release and kept in the fridge since. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin beige head of tiny bubbles. The nose is of sour cherries and candy sugar. The mouthfeel, however, has none of the sweetness found in the aroma. Medium-bodied & tart with a very dry finish. The flavor follows the aroma with tart sour cherry and a dry, funky, yeasty backing. This is very good stuff. Thank you again, Tim.
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis Grand Tasting. I need label for this. If someone has an empty, please let me know. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of tart green apple, vinegar tartness, caramel and oak. Medium body.
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml corked and caged bottle. FLAT. But in small doeses it cna be good, heavy balsamic and raisin.
Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at RBSG. A funky tart apple aroma. Big tart funky flavor, too. The wild yeast runs rampant. It really works with the sour apples, too. But just a hontnof sugar emerges and it adds a nice aspect. So nice.
Prufrockstar (1129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by OldMrCrow (thanks!) a few weeks back. From notes. It looks almost identical to aardmonnik, which we sampled side-by-side, but with more bubbles / better carbonation. Aroma: musty, dusty, charred, smoky. Completely different from aardmonnik. Oak and leather. Hawt. Taste: BBQ smoke, char, brown sugar but much drier, sweeter up front and tarter as well. Fucking awesome. Holy shit this is delicious. A little chocolate in aroma / taste. Chocolate and cherry. Tart. Dry finish. Medium body, slick oily texture, soft but appropriate carbonation (emphatically not flat). Overall: Wow. Superb. Holy damn.
Valgreen (715) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christer. Dark brown, almost no head or lacing. Okay coating. Aroma, sour, spicy, cinnamon, dark fruits. Taste, sour, lemon, spicy, dark fruits, wood.
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light sourness, wood, grapes, light acetone, vinegar. Flavor of malt, sourness, grapes, wood, dark fruits, acetone. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, acidic finish.111213