jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep deep hazy brown with a sustained tan head that can be restored by a bit of aggitation... Aroma is sligjhtly vinegary, with notes of vanilla, bourbon, sour cherries, and chocolate... Taste is initially and only quickly astringent and medicinal. It is wildly complex though not overwhelmingly redeeming after the initial astringency. I cant pinpoint many of the individual flavors and they dont necessarily excite me... Finish is medium bodied that doesnt sustain and the flavors fade very quickly... Very very interesting and complex, but this is not the exciting sour i was expecting, still it is quite good...
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a small beige head. Has a sour cherry, caramel, hot alcohol aroma. Sour cherry, leather, very complex, puckering. Interesting.
caesar (4505) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, brought from Citybeer, SF. Red brownish color, short off-white head. Aroma is fruity, sugar, cherry pits, some paint. Bit sourish taste, sweet. Like duchesse du bourgogne.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(on bottle, thanx a thau´to Yngvar) A unclear, reddishbrown beer, no head. A strange and pleasing aroma of raspberries, chocolate, liqourice, bret and leather. The taste is equally woody, aged and zingy, but the mouthfeel kind o´starts of on a high note, toothpaste and mint, and dosen´t come down to the other impressions. Finishes of that nice bowl of maltvinegar it is.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chris o New Year tasting 08/09. Thanks to Knut Albert. Hazy russet, thin lasting beige/pink head. Glue and raspberry/cherry aroma. Lovely and sour in mouth, great flavours. Very good and just about my beer of the day.
djtimeless (221) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out brown with very little head. Taste is funky, fruity and tart. Nice woody flavor with a sour finish. Great brew.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle] Pours a cloudy brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma is fantastic and complex with cherries, funk, some caramel, and vinegar. Flavor is cherries, balsamic vinegar, maybe a hint of juniper, and quite a bit of tartness. This is really a fantastic sour. Steeped with complexity, and I feel like this would age well.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with DarkGuardian. Not a big fan of sours but I did enjoy this one.Lots of vinous cherries and not overly sour.Wa a bit more tart than sour.Not too bad.I would like to revisit this again.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownish, with a tan head. Aroma is cherries, funk, oak, and strawberries. Flavor is tart cherries, strawberries, and funk, with a acetic ending. This is very good and surprisingly drinkable.
drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. Tons of cherry and sour in this brown sour ale. Bought for a sour tasting I wanted to hold, but no one seemed interested in doing with me. Took another sip. Wow. This is exactly the kind of sour ale I love. Full of body and complexity. Tart. Lots of fruit.