MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Light fruitiness with a hint of roast, chocolate, and sourness in aroma. Cloudy dark amber. Flavor has lots of darker fruit and molasses notes. A light sourness with lots of caramelized sugars. Finish is medium with more dark fruit and candi sugar.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on 10/18/2009 Fairly clear mahogany color with a large frothy off-white head. Sweet fruity and sugary aroma with some caramelized notes. Dry fruity malt flavor, some caramelization and molasses hints. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured almost all head to the point I immediately feared an infection. The immense head was light beige and velvety and sat on top of a deep dark chocolate brown body. The aroma seemed to backup my fear of a possible infection with lots of sourness, slight chocolate, yeast, toast and a hint of dark fruit (plum, prune, raisin). The body didn’t have that explosion of bubbly carbonation like most of the other infected brews I ahve sampled so it left me with hope that this wouldn’t be a drain pour. Medium to slightly thinner bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor wasn’t nearly as sour and infected as I was expecting but still not sure if the sourness in this beer was the brewer’s intention. Flavor had distinct sourness through out, slight chocolate, slight raisin, brown bread and yeast. Hmmm, after reading some of the other ratings I think this bottle may have been slightly off but maybe not. I would like to try this at the brewpub to get a better feel for it but still it wasn’t half bad.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown cola colored with thin tan head. Mostly dry, slightly bready aroma. Fairly dry and bready taste with a sour raisiny edge. $3.5/12oz
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch #2 8.3% via zathrus13...
pours hazy and a shade of cherry stained wood with a small tannish head.
very perplexing floral aroma.... consists of tart fruit/cherries, red grape juice (not drink), a bit of smoky wood, bubblegum, malt sweetness and some vanilla.
the flavor is a baffling one... it is very warmly spiced with a defined mineraly brett character and almost parching dryness. yet, it is very malty with notes of tart cherries, caramel, savory yeast, vanilla, flowers and faint cocoa. tartness is amplified on the finish when the dryness takes over to clean off the palate.
it is medium bodied though light compared to the style and terribly easy drinking considering the abv%. i don’t know about these beers being smarter than i.... 8/4/8/4/17/4.1
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, sweet spices and some bready notes. Flavor isnt bad but not amazing. Typical bready, yeasty, fruity notes with some odd tart flavors which didn’t really make sense.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. Pours a clear, dark brown with amber highlights. No real head or lacing, very still. Aroma mostly of sour, candied apples and cherries plus a little Belgian yeast. A little chocolate as it warms. Flavour starts out with the expected malt and chocolate but then ends with a funky sourness. Quick finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of Brett, sour mix, and a hint of dark fruits. Not smelling the raisins, plums, etc. that others have. Poured brown with hints of amber and ruby in color and small, dense, creamy, tan head that lasted as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sour and light to medium sweet. Tastes of Brett, sour fruit, light cocoa, light wood, slight chicory, slight caramel, malts, slight plum, and slight raisins. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Tart, malty, caramel finish. Did they bottle the wrong beer here?
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dirty brown with a sturdy tan head. The aroma has toasted malt, Belgian yeast, brown sugar sweetness, anise and a bit of must. Medium aggressive body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor start watery with lots of anise, then dryness. It is very light on the Belgian yeast aspect and maltiness. There is some sourness and some lingering weird funk.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with a off white head. Aroma is malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is malt, cherrries, and some spice. This gets better as it warms up a bit.