NikkTwist (2046) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite sours. Sampling a bottle for the first time after having had it many times on draft. Batch 006. Poured a clear cola brown instead of the expected ruby red on draft. Small bubbly head disappears quickly. Fantastic sour! Crisper and fruitier on draft but dark caramel smooth from the bottle. Perfectly blended now. Very complex barrel notes. Not tasting the red currant as much as in a fresh draft. Bottle version is still definitely sour, but the finish is wonderfully smooth. Not much carbonation, but still has a thick body like a fine cognac. Draft is great, but the bottle is fantastic!
Nephilium (1513) - Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice clean aroma of lacto and funk. Pours a slightly hazy ruby red with a full light tan head. There’s a hint of sweetness at the beginning of this beer, perhaps from the currants. This sweetness fades quickly to a complex blend of sour, funk, tobacco, and a touch of wine. The sourness is not overpowering, and fades out quickly, leaving a touch of a tannic note. This is an amazing beer, and if you have the chance, you should try it.
MexiRevo (5) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from bottle dated 11/06/14. Good carbonation but no head on pour. Nice effervescence in glass. Very pleasant sour taste with cherry and currant tones present up front. Just the right amount of funk on this one. A real pleasure to enjoy. I wish Russian River still distributed in WA - I would drink this regularly.
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Alphadelic (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rosy brown. No head. Perfect cranberry, candied orange and vanilla with a hint of tartness on the nose. Aggressively tart, then it opens into a twist of vanilla, a burst of orange, then a long sweet grape/Berry fruitiness. A touch of dry wood too. Really immaculate stuff.
canadiankiwi (16) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells like fruit and tobacco leaves. Pours a copper colour with no head. Tart taste of dried fruit slightly sour with crisp tart finish.
mike5326 (1268) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium copper color, no real head. Light fruit aroma. Medium body with a quick slight tart fruit flavor and a lift finish.
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Luvystypotables (1118) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cigar leaf, raisins, and grapes. Pours a clear copper color, no head. A mildly sour taste with hints of grapes, tobacco and raisins. Delicious with a light body and a mildly tart finish.
kidobutai (533) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Little head, effervescent and yellow-orange. The aroma is a decent sour, very tasty taste. Tobacco and lemon.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another awesome brew from RR. Dark fruits and dark malts. Mostly caramel and some tartness. Wine like of dark Cabernet and some Pinot noir character. Finishes sherry like with evident carbonation.
williamstome (1386) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruddy brown pour. Awesome tart aroma of cherry, chocolate, plum and red wine. Flavor is simply amazing. Tart and fruity, with cherry, raspberry, plum, peach, and red wine. Rich, dry and tannic.
GRM (3333) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 112213, savoured on May 1st 2015; eye: brown with a ruby hue, semi-opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: black currant, wild yeasts, woody, tannin, intense, light residual sugar; mouth: black currant, wild yeasts, woody, tannin, intense, light residual sugar, finale in black currant with presence of small berries acridness, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 375 ml, embouteillée 112213, savourée le 1er mai 2015; œil : brune avec une teinte rubis, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : cassis, levures sauvages, boisé, tanin, intense, léger sucre résiduel; bouche : cassis, levures sauvages, boisé, tanin, intense, léger sucre résiduel, finale en cassis avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien