sarro (125) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle of older vintage. Will definitely re-review the new batch if given the chance. Michael pours a burnt orange with little heading. Smell is caramel, sweet & salty, light cherries plus an old ale? taste is overwhelming with bitter cherries and finishes dry. Something seemed a bit off about this one. It wasn’t very enjoyable for the 5 of us who sampled it.
AirForceHops (3777) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 2012 vintage. Slightly dirty amber color, no head. Aroma is sharp vinager and sour oak. Well let me say that I really hate this style as a whole I don’t know why people enjoy drinking vinager and dirty butthole but I guess if that is your thing...... Enjoy. Thankfully this is mild on the vinager with a lightly oaky finish. I’m sure this is good for the style bit its not something I would ever reach for, especially for the price. Thanks for sharing Brian... I guess?
Chalumeaux (155) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle orange brown color with no head. Aromas of tart berries and oak with funky yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter sour finish.
WillRunForBeer (1009) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 12oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Pungent aroma of tart cherry, acetic. Flavor is caramel sweet, tart cherry, cherry skin bitterness. Oak and oxidation in the finish. There’s a lot going on here, but it just doesn’t wow me.
Tmoney99 (11372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart berry fruit and sour yeast aroma. Copious body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & tart flavor with a medium to heavy tart & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a large off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour dark fruit, cherry, quite a bit of wood, Brett funk, some acidity, sherry notes, interesting interactions, seems smoothed out, this was an 09 vintage.
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured an orange brown in color with a covering of white foam. aroma has barrel wood, medium funkiness, cherry, some acidity, and an interesting sweet fruity/citrus thing. mouth feel is light and the carbonation is real light. flavor gets a bit more acidity going, brett, sherry, oak, vanilla, cherry, and a dry citrus rind. lots of yeasty stuff going on but the barrel medley keeps pace.
andrewje41 (900) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage bottle from the brewery. Pours a blood orange color with a short patch head. Really light aroma with slightly sour cherry. Slightly tart flavor with a really woody, slightly dry finish. Good stuff.
demmbonz (619) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from 2012 to snifter. Aroma of tart oakiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Plenty of head with good retention. Tart flavor with lots of oak and cherry.
Salmoniform (1139) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with no head. Aroma is toffee, oak, cherry, sugar. Mouthfeel is decent with a full body and no head. Taste is sweet with a tart following. Overall this is a decent beer but is still.
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (2012 vintage). Looks good; a very cloudy amber with thin lacing that is a very light caramel. Smells good too; vinous, oaky, and mildly tart with a bit of funk. Some cherry too. Tastes like it smells, but more malty than vinous. A light candied presence. Solid on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but smells better than it tastes.