Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper/amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is quite interesting for a sour ale with hints of caramel, vanilla, cherry, and oak. Flavor is quite buttery with strong notes of oak and bourbon. Slight sourness throughout but more of a yeasty strong ale type flavor than a sour. Seems to age quite well in the barrels.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a deep golden color with a small white head. Nose is of vinegar, what a true sour would smell like. Taste is very mellow, contrary to my expectation, with hints of sour apples, and a smooth ending.
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler... Poured golden/orange with a white head. Sour, funky nose. Not overly lactic or bretty. Like sour patch kids, candied sour sweetness. I could detect a little bourbon, but I mostly got some woody tones. Vinegar, pickling, sour finish.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Romans. Pours clear amber-red. Aroma has funky, cherry presence with some bready notes. Flavors are similar with moderate sourness. More EtOH than I expected
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cheers to Goose Island for bringing this treat to The Wine & Cheese Place fest this year. Pours clear golden with an off-white head. The aroma has vanilla, oak, light sourness, caramel, toast and an overall smoothness to everything. Medium clean thin body with fairly sharp carbonation. The taste has much of the aroma, but it is more sour, adds nectar fruit and has a bit of bourbon that integrates very well with everything. The finish has some spice and light alcohol that balances the sourness. Excellent beer.
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap at El Bait Shop] Pours clear, reddish-amber with a small white head. Aroma is bourbon and cherry primarily. Taste is huge on bourbon, then some oak, with slight tartness and a blast of alcohol. Medium-thin mouthfeel, smooth, with a slightly dry, long finish. This really is not that great. Between it having way too much barrel influence, and being far too hot, there just aren’t a lot of positive things that I can say about it.
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark copper/amber color with a fluffy white head.
S: Cherries and funk really nice kind of zesty citrusy smell going on as well.
T: Nice and tart a bit sour but not like a gueze. Definitely some brett and the cherries are great.
M: A nice carbonated sting. Thin and refreshing.
O: I enjoy this beer a lot and whenever I see it on tap its my go to. Very nice beer.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz tulip pour at Swagger in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is a hazed copper brown with a smallish off white head. Aroma is oak, wood, a touch of butterscotch along with a light tart citrus sour. As it warms, some grassiness comes out. Taste is buttery the oak, decent blast of wood resin, the lemon citrus sour; tart and bright. Palate is medium bodied, dry along with mild (pleasant) booziness. Nice clean woody sour.
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a thin head. Funky and bourbony aroma, with woody and lemony notes. The flavor is a hint funky, with bourbon, wood, and some grapey fruity notes. Good stuff.
Streets (29) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Straight amber color. Taste is an explosion of orange, butterscotch and nutty flavor. However there is no hint of the bourbon flavor the the barrels should bring out