Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber ale with a thin creamy off white head. A classy sour ale aroma, with ground cherries, epsom salts, horseblanket. In mouth, a smooth sweet berry malts with light lemony wedges, light buttery notes, a bit too sweet. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at churchkey. light to moderate grape skin sourness. bourbon barrel is nicely intergrated. good compliment. some light funk. dry. some light chocolate and cherry fruitiness. pretty good
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Crunchyís, East Lansing. Translucent medium orange body, thin, discontinuous buff head. Tart, funky, peachy nose with buttery oak and sharp bourbon. Funky body, with wet socks, vinaigrette, and old band-aids, finishing with warming, stout oak and bourbon. A solid, clinical sour.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hand bottle courtesy of pwoods. Pours a nice clear copper color with a slight collared head. The aroma is interesting. Caramel, marshmallow, vanilla, and some fruit type notes. The taste is interestig as well. I can for sure pick up the BCS barrel flavors along with Belgian notes of white fruit and slight spice. Not overly sour by any means. Almost has an almond or nut flavor as well. Decent.
wilnatp (476) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean and clear gold pour. Sour cherry aroma with a faint cherry, oak, and bourbon flavor. A supprisingly light color and palate for such an oaky flavor. Well done.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The highlighted beer of the evening, on tap at Johnís Buffet in Winfield, IL., and served to a GI chalice with a hazed, light brownish amber hue, a decent, but modest amount of off white head foam that slowly diminished to a ring & film, and left some nice, etched lacing. The aroma was some fruit, maybe a little citrus, light sweetness, but mainly, expressive sour cherry. A little "pucker power" worried as I entered the flavor, but was greeted to some nice, malt and barrel restrained tartness, the other aroma notes, a wisp of vanilla, and well hidden alcohol presence. The lighter than medium body made the beer rather sessionable, but a little thin going into the finish. Still, an enjoyable "waltz with Dominique".
ink3dm0m (22) - Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum - sour beer! Almost didnít order because of the bourbon aging - but it is subtle!!!
thornecb (3977) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-tinged gold into a snifter. Tight white head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Oak and sour cherry aromas. Sour pit fruit upfront turning to slight chocolate in the lasting oak finish.
ttutony (586) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really interesting beer. Sour notes combined with spicy Belgian phenolics. Oak comes in but does not overpower anything. Truly unique.
ContemplateBeer (1347) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of tart apple, sour cherry and chocolate bourbon fudge; the sour ale being most dominant. Appearance is amber tinted gold with creamy head. Flavor matches the nose overall, with an emphasis on tartness up front; the finish was sour. As the beer warmed, I noticed a slight alcohol presence, and a dissipation of the chocolate flavors, but a more pronounced bourbon note. The palate was creamy with a more bubbly finish. Very creative and flavorful beer.