MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 37.5cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 9.27.14 ]
Tepid gold-amber, no height will produce a lasting head. Gravity fail! Huge diacetyl biscuit nose, creamy with no detectable plum, stinky, slick, offensive. Heavy plum skin nose, juicy fruit through the mid, actually captures some fruit but it’s severely overwhelmed by heavy butter, light plastic and lotion, no F&M house character. Thick and slick, diacetyl ruining the body as well. A failure of a bottle by their usually excellent standards.
[ 9.27 Tasting Ranking ]
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cpetrone84 (1543) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pour is dark amber, hazed, with a white foam that disappears immediately. Nose is light plastic, really dirty wheat, buttery biscuit, pitted meaty fruit faintly behind. Huge buttery presence, really bad, faint plastic, meaty, touch of bitterness. Flavors are really dominated by the buttery presence, fruits aren’t really there, just off flavors. Body is syrupy and thick, low carb. Bad, just bad.
egajdzis (5409) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweeter plums, wood, wine, bacteria, and brett. Taste was tart, citrus, wheat, wine, lighter plums, sour finish.
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man! Pour is murky orange with a small head that quickly dissipated. Buttery, fruit skin, lemony, doughy, light biscuit, cinnamon, and basil in the aroma. Taste is cherry skins, white grapes, oak, green apples, butterscotch, biscuit, and strawberry pits with a lightly tart finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Way too many off flavors.
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Thanks Dave! Pours a murky orange appearance with no head. Aroma has some butter with dark grape, apple, and plum. Twangy, slightly tart plum flavor with slick mouth feel. I got a shit load of butter but others at the tasting didn’t really get much butter. Hmmm.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 375 ml bottle, thanks Dave! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of plum, white fruit, hints of grain, biscuit, spice, touch of oak, white fruit. Taste is a mix of white fruit, plum, tart fruit, oak, vanilla, hints of red fruits, slight bready notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry.
Damico (2694) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear hazy dark amber with a smaller off white head. The aroma is an immediate beautiful money shot of plums too your nose, with a bit of tart and not too sweet but a nice fleshy fruit which you also get in the flavor. The body is a well balanced dryness with the plum flavor huge in the first few months that dialed down a bit after month 3 or 4 since I bought it at the release. The tartness settles on the tongue with the dryness, but not puckering, just right.
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour with white head. Nice funk, plum and tart aromas. Full plum tart flavors, nice funk and light oak and wine finish.
daknole (9486) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour, off white head. Flavor of oak up front then a fruity note, some stone fruit, vanilla, hints of acid dance around...a bit tart, funky and fruity. Nice beer.
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Franks. Pours a hazy reddish body with nice white head and minor lacing. Aroma is tart plums, lemonade, sour cherries and bright funk. Mouthfeel is a bit dry and thin with notes of sour grapes, tart plums, sour cherries, bright funk, light oak, limes and raspberry lemonade. Very nice.