Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light carbed murky deep copper amber. Aroma is light cherry skin, mineral and pitty, greenish hops, funk, acetic, light flemish funk with some salty sherry oxidation, light toast and sweetness. Flavor is caramel, fruity cherry, crackers, prickly aged old rotting wood and leather, apple juice vinegar, apple cider, old oak, vinous in the end. Ok.
PapaSkeetSkeet (681) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, deep amber, reddish brown. thin tan head. Aroma is sour light caramel, big sweet oak. Flavor is sharp sourness (grapefruit rind), light bourbon barrel, moderate oak (not the vanilla-y kind), some dark caramel notes with light earth/sap hops (these are moderate in the aftertaste where they linger a bit), moldy cheese. Carbonation is fine and light, but distinct and not velvety on the palate. No syrupy textures. Refined and light, with some sharp notes.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 2012 bottle. Poured cloudy reddish-orange with a dusting of beige head. The aroma picked up sour fruits over pale and biscuity malts.. a bit of oak and sherry as well.. quite a lot of oxidation too. The flavor found sour oak, cherries, and vinegar with pale and fruity support.. sour and quite bitter on the finish. Medium-bodied, and in the end, too bitter on the palate.. this just didn’t quite work for me.
1FastSTi (3172) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jason for sharing. The beer pours to a glowing chestnut body with a bubbly white head. The aroma is sour and malty. The flavor is bitter and yeasty with a sour funk. Very strange. Bitter palate and medium bodied.
ineedbeer (215) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is full of fruity acidity with notes of cherry, berry and plum. Some malt character of toasted bread and light faint chocolate. A touch of alcohol spice.
Pours a cloudy amber with some brown notes to it. Small light tan head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges. This bottle has carbonation.
Flavor is slightly malty upfront with some caramel, chocolate, toast and faint roast. After the malt the acidity hits and brings cherry, berry and bitter orange. More bitter than expected but no hop flavor. Light oak character in the finish. Some alcohol spice in the finish as well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency with medium alcohol warmth. Acidity is moderate and dries the beer out in the finish.
Overall a nice beer but the bitterness is a touch strong as is the alcohol notes. Good fruitiness.
jcartamdg (1162) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber brown with no head. Aroma of
Brett, sour cherries and metal. Taste follows, really funky and tart. Not bad
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   2012 Vintage:   Dirty dark caramel, thin dishwater like head, off-white, little lacing.   Sweetart candy like aroma whafts from the glass.   Otherwise vinous, a bit woody, and some sweet vinegar aspects.
Flat on the tongue, funky but certainly not bright, sweetened cherry and dark pitted fruit vinegar towards the backside.   Somewhat of an acidic sourness much like a wine would be.   A bit different from most sours.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft tart finish, lingering semi-sweet cherry and dark pitted fruit vinegar like notes.   Interesting example.   Curious to see how this ages.
crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer named for me actually. Like Goudenband, one of his faves, thsi one is an impressive red.
AZBennett (112) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Daknole. Pours a lovely orangish-red with a decent sized white head. Aromas of red fruits, vanilla, sweet malts and maybe some wood over a thin foundation of vinegary goodness. Tastes almost identical to the aroma though it is more complex when you start breaking down individual flavors and how they move over the palate almost fading and then coming back during the aftertaste. Increasingly complex as this warms and the barrel notes come out as slightly sweet vanilla with some earthy wood notes as well. The mouthfeel is just a little light in the carbonation area making the beer feel heavier than it really is. Overall this is a damn good beer, and my first HotD. I hope I get to sample some of the other beers they offer as this one was a great beer.
ClubGonzo (2763) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with MtGoat. Pours a deep rusty orange body with a small white head. Aroma is sweet-sour malty nut-laced vinegar tones, wood, vanilla and complex and very subtle hints of herbs and red berries. Lovely. Taste is oaky vanilla malt tones up front along with dry vinegar-balsamic lactic acid touches. Mid-palate, peppery alcohol tones take over, followed by a dry, acetic finish with hints of herbs, dried fruits and red berries. Nice. Full body, medium to high carbonation. Excellent Flemish red.
peteinSD (998) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
’12 bottle from John - thanks! Low carbonation pour with a murky, rust colored look and no head. Aroma is light tart and sour with grain. Taste is a nice rough sour with tart prickles and a clean, watery finish. Mouthfeel could use carbonation. Nice beer.