Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2006. Dark golden color, no head. Aroma is sour cherries, bourbon, and too much alcohol. Taste is sugary malt, mild sour cherries and bourbon. Light oak and hops in the finish. Body seemed light for the style, but makes the beer much more approachable. Stylistically, not sure what exactly they were going for here- barleywine? Flemish sour?
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
sampled at GABF 2006. This beer is by far the worst beer I’ve ever tried. I spit it out almost instantly. Besides being extremely combustable it will also peal the paint off your walls. I love Full Sail but this was AWEFUL.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Rating this one from memory...tasted at GABF. Worst beer that I have ever tried. So bad I had to try it twice to make sure it really was that awful. What’s not to like? How about the taste of gasoline mixed with a bit of paint thinner? No no no no no no no. I’d rather drink non-alcoholic beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2006
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Falling Rock and again @ GABF. Had to try it again to insure the first one wasn’t just horribly infected. This was by far the worst beer of the 100+ I sampled during the GABF week. I love barrel aged beers, but this was pure finger nail polish remover. Enough said.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from J. Harris: Golden color with some bubbles but no head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, woody and wine like. A light body that is swet and fruity at first, then slightly tart and acidic, a little alcohol warmth, you also get a slight bourbon flavor and definitely some pinot noir flavor. A dry wine and wood finish. Very very unique, i gather this is a love it or hate it beer. It is amazingly complex and one of those beers where you can easily pick out 6 different flavors that are all unique. I wouldnt drink a pint of this but very much enjoyed the glass.
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Everyone who tried this at GABF should try and get a hold of another sample. I shared this bottle with John Harris, and while it didn’t affect my perception of the beer I think it gave me a better understanding of what he was shooting for.
Once you get past the opening notes of acetone there’s a wonderful funky/sour/tart beer lurking underneath.
No head to speak of. Flavors of bourbon and acetone give way to a heady mixture of brett/lacto funk and a vinous finish.
Not something I could drink every day, but I’m sure glad I had the chance to taste this abberation :)
Thanks again John!