clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Chappy’s. Beautiful reddish amber color, tiny off-white head. Aroma of tart dark fruit, vanilla, sour, and a certain almost burnt sugar quality, maybe the bourbon. Very complex, not your average sour. It like there is a constant battle in your mouth between the fruit-sour cherries and the bourbon influence-oak, must, vanilla, with the lingering sourness tying it all together. A wonderful blend of sweet vs dry mixed with the tart and sour. This beer exceeded every expectation.
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange in colour with a small head, light lace. More sweetness on the nose then sour. Sweet with some noticeable alcohol. Its okay just not what I look for in a sour.
Headbanger (3555) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample 1/21/11 (Limestone Brewery)-Pours a clear orangish amber and slightly brown with a small white head. Aroma of sourness. Taste of sour with big bourbon. This full bodied brew is a nice tasting brew.
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance of it comes off with a nice, dark amber color...almost borderline copper. The head is a nice creamy white that clings to the side. The smell is a very nice bourbon smell with a hint of vanlla and mild spice notes. You can definitely tell this was bourbonn barrel stored. The taste comes through with the bourbon taste up front and slides into the sour flavor. It also has the hints of vanilla in the back end to which mix nicely wit the bourbon taste. The mouth feels a little dry with the bourbon lingering around. Overall, IMO it comes off like a lighter version of Sam Adams Utopias 2009...this is a decent beer with some great points to it and a nice find where I am staying.
DrSilverworm (8857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster from a growler shared at Natifest 2013. Clear orange color. Minimal white head. Dots of lace. Really nice orange oaky aroma. Light floral. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bigger body. Bigger tart taste, sour, lightly spicy. Awesome sour.
JStax (3961) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler shared at natifest. Pours a copper color with no head. The aroma is briny and tart. Big on vinegar. Tastes earthy and sour. Odd and not quite what I look for in a sour.
Chudwick (2498) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at NatiFest 2013: growler - pours pale amber. saison nose with fruit. sour. to the point.
shigadeyo (3345) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/20/2010: Goose Island Dominique... Aroma: Soft
balsamic vinegar; almost an herby characteristic. Appearance:
Transparent copper color; thin off-white to beige-colored frothy head.
Flavor: Nice sugary bourbon; tart cherry and vanilla. Palate:
Medium-bodied and SMOOTH! Overall: VERY nice and ULTRA drinkable.<br
Growler fill (draught) from Party Town in Florence, Kentucky.
Rating #123 for this beer.
falco242 (341) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden ruby pour with some lace. Tart aroma that is tamed by the oak but a nice fruitiness too. The belgian yeast is nice and the sour is very good - not overwhelming at all, just nice and citrus-y and tart. The oak really balances it and is pretty noticable on the palate. Really good beer.
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at rattle and hum nyc. Pours a cloudy dark copper with a thin off white head. Sour apple aroma. Oak notes in the flavor. Really nice.
kaips1 (75) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap st. sour day. holy grale louisville. this was one of the highlight beers for me. this has the aromas of hay and sour and funk, its a brett lacto spice upfront nose, the spice i suspect comes from the barrels. it poured a straw gold with a nice white head, hazy and opaque. the tastes of sour goodness mixed with spice or almost a black pepperish flavor, the sour tasted of a sour ctirus fruit, lots of tart and tang. the palate is very effervescent which helps to promote the bite that already comes from the sour. overall, straight awesome, im glad to have tried the all the sours from GI, inbev or not