Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of dark fruit and cherries, as well as some toffee malt. The flavor is quite funky, with some leather notes to go along with some barnyard funk. I also get some tart cherries and tart grapes, as well as a hint of sweetness from the toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) cloudy brown, medium tab head with fine bubbles. Nose of tart cranberry and other berries, cream, wet wood. Taste of tart cranberry, light raisin/fig, complex and tart. Medium body, tart linger, nice carbonation level.
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep red/dark burgundy color ale with a average size foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of oak and vinous notes with light acidic notes. Taste is a nice mix between some port notes with light woody notes and some vinous notes. Acidity level is quite balanced with a nice level of tart notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Nice sour ale with good overall balance.
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Errl. Pours a darker copper with no head of foam. The aroma is sour and tannic with big vanilla and oak notes coming through. Not hugely sour, but there is a slight tartness here.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is light vinegar, tart, sour, wood, and sweet. Great on the palate, sour, tart, acidic, wood, delicious.
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft for GABF 2012. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and an off-white head. Nose is cherry, oak, tartness, red grapes, and vinous fruit. Flavor is similar: malt, vinous tartness, oak, cherries, and red grapes. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks, Geist. Nose is pretty light but is mostly oak and some oxidized malt. Flavor has some dark fruit character along with some astringency. Mild acid.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, decent light tan head, and dark. The smell is wood, tart, fruit, tang, wild, funk, and nice wine like character. The taste is tangy, wood, fruits, funk, nice rounded complexity. Good feel.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks JCB. Pours a soft mahogany brown with a thin fizzy tan head. Lots of dark fruit and vinous notes in the nose, oaky with a light caramel-like sweetness and slight cherry notes. Very nice/round acidity with a lots of dark fruit and a touch of sweetness in the flavor. Light medium bodied.
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber purchased at the brewpub. Deep brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of tart cherry, wood, plums, brown sugar, and vinous. Taste is of red wine, tart raspberries, cherry, blackberry, wood, vanilla, and quite tart. Dry and delicious.