rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Black beer with a decent beige/brownish head. Fruity raisin and figs aroma, caramel, sourish, tart, chocolate, woody, vinous, licorice, grapes, funky notes. Sourish raisin flavor, figs, woody, vinous, licorice, caramel, grapes, tart, licorice notes. Wonderful beer!
jmcgavin12 (473) - Madison, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with light tan long lasting head. Aroma is full with bits of chocolate, cherry, hints of bourbon, and funky yeast. Taste is spectacular with a well rounded body. Notes of roasted malt, sour throughout and a crisp finish. Great beer!
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dexters, pours black with a thin brown head, the aroma has hints of bourbon at first but the chocolate and sour cherries show more than anything, the flavor has tons of roast and chocolate with lots of tartness from the wine and brett, the bourbon is there too, just not overpowering, also sour and funky, I can’t decide if this was a woops beer and they threw some brett in there to see what would happen or not, but who cares, its good.
vtafro (2998) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BT. Black pour. Wine(grape) sour aroma, and malt notes. Flavor is a nice mix of vinous sour and oud brune flavors. Similiar to SFTO(w).
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with a tan coffee head. Sour pears with a light roast y malt tones. Vinous and winey with some sour bruin notes. Reminds me a bit of a CL brew in terms of its sour context. NIce.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours just like madrugada obscura, quite a similar beer. Nose has incredible depth, tons of layers of roast and tart and sour and funk. Taste falls a tad thin compared to the nose but still amazing complex and tasty.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hooray for experimentation. This one worked for me. Pours dark brown, close to black, with a beige/tan head. Funky aroma, almost tart fruity with some roasty malty hints. The flavor is funky and roasty with some almost vinious fruity notes. Different.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Black with big lacy tan head. Aroma is big brett funk, barn/hay, hints of roasted malt. Taste is shocking and contradictory, ’freaky’ if you will. Big sour funk in front of subtle but assertive roasty malt backbone. Funk juxtapose against roasty malts. Super alive on tongue, definitely wild. Well done.
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: As the beer’s moniker would indicate, the pour is black with a thin layer of brown foam and some sheets of lacing.
S: The roast comes through strongly, which seems to make sense, but soon after a lactic acidity and some dark berries fill the nose. A touch of funk and some oak round things out.
T: The roast is quite dominant on the palate, as is the acidity. I can’t quite tell whether that acidity is from the malt or the bugs, but it is quite sharp. The fruit flavors are a bit of a sweet and sour mix of berries.
M: A highly carbonated beer which further elevates the perceived acidity. The body is perhaps a bit on the light side of medium.
D: A really unique beer. I was not completely sold on the flavors, but I found it to be so intriguing that I kept going back to the glass.
Leighton (10514) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pretty good. Looks like a stout: Dark brown pour, medium beige head. Aroma holds some funk and brett and very mild roast. The flavor has a bit more stout character, with some burnt malts. A little sour. Some faint fruit notes. A unique beer.