KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear deep dark mahogany brown with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated in 1-2 seconds and basically had no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was very complex and enticing with a dark grain malt and funky Brett yeast and possessed notes of dark fruit (red grape and black currant), a bit of oak cask and a boldly tart red wine presence.
The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic and had strong currant and grape notes throughout, with the finish having a bold and somewhat dry sour wine alcohol taste. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for a bit more than an average duration following the swallow, with a really wonderful sour fruity taste lasting quite a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was right below medium in body with a really smooth dry texture and an almost champagne like carbonation.
Overall I can not express how much I enjoyed this particular brew, it was sweet and fruity yet bold and sour with a fantastic lingering lip smackin’ taste. By far the best Russian River brew I have had to date. I highly recommend if given the chance, that you most definitely give this one a try...
Alphadelic (1924) - 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 (5) - - JUL 31, 2015 does not count
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 (1139) - 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 (1061) - 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 (517) - 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 (54) - 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 (1349) - 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 (3305) - 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
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An essay in balance, as rich caramel malt combines with super plummy, raisiny character and vivid dark berry and bing cherry fruit. Finishes on a subtly intertwined sour note. Long fniish, all in finesse.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by Sid. Batch 007 from 2011. Very hazy golden amber, sour cherries and bready caramel, yoghurt and light funk. I could crush a lot of this