puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by PilsnerPeter. Well, at first the aroma of this was pretty nice, a light vinegary sour pretty close the style. But after only 30 minutes of breathing this smells certifiably rotten. The taste is far worse, at once extremely thin while being loaded with cardboard, oil, chili peppers, trash. Yuck. Really hard to drink. It’s a shame, they clearly put a lot of effort into this beer, but man is this a disaster.
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sample at the sexual chocolate tasting. Slightly hazed orange pour with off white head and lace. Aroma of spiced malt. A flavor of Belgian yeast and some fruitiness. Carbonation is ok for the style. Overall a very good drinker.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Foam Rangers tasting. Dark brown pour with nose of cherries, wood, caramel malts and toffee. Flavor is rather boring, which is too bad considering the nose. Rather thin and uninviting.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The Dan Journal #156. Tasted 3/24/08. Wax dipped swing top. Slightly thin and watery. Odd meldnigincluding the "black out" middle. Caramel and burnt coffee. Sugary. Tight lingering effervescence. Meh...
swanmann (589) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This had been sitting in a corner in the garage for around 8 months. Very particulate mahogany color with mellow tan head. Aroma of warm dark fruits, plums, cranberries. I can only assume the flavor had mellowed, because I tasted a sweet, smooth, not quite winey beer. Definitely allow to come to temperature.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, caramel, and a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, light fruit, sourness, and some notes of toffee with a medium body and a tart fruity finish. A decent sour ale.
TURDFERGUSON (3943) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a mystery person at the pre-sex gathering. Appearance is a cloudy orange amber with lots of yeast floating around. Aroma is slightly bready and yeasty with a bit of tartness. Flavor has a bit of tartness, some citrus, wood, and light malt. Pretty nice and smooth overall. Unlike most raters here, I thought this was pretty good.
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red-amber color; floaties from bottle conditioning; big, lofty head. Mouthfeel was light and fluffy; mildish carbonation. Malts provided some flavors of brown sugar and toast, but overall I found them to be kind of weak. I didn’t notice much sourness, unlike some others. Yeast flavors were thin. Bitterness was weak. Overall, I thought the beer was decent to drink, but it kind of bored me rather quickly.
EithCubes (4724) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big one-liter via a special shipment from jake65 - thanks! Gold-waxed swing-top. Strongly sour and acrid pour, and an excitable pour at that, with a difficult-to-open bottle. Some grapey/vinous notes and touch of vinegar. Burgundy-brown body, dim with a large, rocky, beige/off-beige head. Taste is aggressive but not as sour as expected. Vanilla and meringue but no bread, rather a dominant doughy/yeasty undercooked-croissant tone with a little macro-grain and -metal. A touch of raspberry, wood, and nutmeggy spiciness. Light bitterness, light sweetness, and absolutely no tart. Mf is really, really soft (a tad flat), and the body medium / light. This suffers a bit from its categorization; it’s a poor rendition of an oud bruin, but, as others have hinted below, would probably fare better - at least psychologically - if lumped in with the ambers or tamer abbey ales.
Headbanger (3230) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L waxed bottle(10/07)-A cloudy amber with a nice huge off white head. Taste of sourness, belgian yeast, and some slight malt. Nice brew.