ippopotamo36 (849) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75 bottle at La Tana pub in Rome, shared by mortlach. Thank you mate. Pours a vivid purple color, little bubbling head which leaves spots and nothing more. Nose: impressive stable smell, prominent and pleasantly aggressive. Esters and red fruit in the background. Mouth stays round with the complexity of a wine and vinegar notes all around. Balanced and very good!
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Fin, 24/01/15.
Murky cherry red/amber with a light beige/crimson covering.
Nose is tarte berries, tangy black currant, spice, light piss, musty wood, damp hay.
Taste comprises dark berry fruit, on the turn black currant, tarte raspberry notes, wooded feel, earthy, farmyard, lactic berryosis.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a tarte currant wash.
Solid fruit lambic.
tommann (3024) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours blood red with a thin head. Aroma is very sour blackcurrant. Taste is cheesy with sour blackcurrant.
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy maroon pour with a thin pink/white head, tart dark berry aroma, taste has cheese, dark berries, some grape.
Garrold (2831) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Notes read, "Balsamic. Vinegar". Not the fullest rating, but I was going to pot by now. It must be good, mind. Dan Brown was swigging it from the bottle. Default 7 3 7 3 14 rating. Probably deserves a lot more. Sorry. Will try harder/less hard next time.
DanielBrown (4164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Convention 2015. Necked from the bottle no less. Super fruity, sweet, tangy, spongey taste. Like a fruit corner, without the yoghurt.
DrewFace (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lots of barnyard, horse blanket, and berry like aroma. Reddish, hazy pour, off white head. Funky, acidic, fruity, raspberry like, some mild currant note, fruit skins, tart finish.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 37,5 cl bottles in march 2014. Aroma is lambic, fruity, cassis, blackberry, some cheese and barnyard or horsesaddle. Sour taste fades to mildly sweet, leaving a tannine rich tart fruit sensation on the palate. Carbonation is low. Rich experience, pretty balanced aroma/taste equilibrium...even with its mild character. Lovely!
JBPortland (1251) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
2013 bottled vintage pours flat muddy purple red with no head. Nose is strong acidic and acetic notes, lots of wet moldy basement, some faint hints of berry, funky wet earth. Taste is incredibly sour, overly acidic, burns the throat, some faint hints of blackberry and vinous grape in the thick muddy palate that falls flat, syrupy and lifeless on the mouthfeel. Finish is sour acid with light subtle berry, grape and oak. Very hard to drink.
Erasmus_ro (2017) - Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with a very small, dark pink head. Aroma is very much barnyard, very earthy, quite a bit of berries. Some vinegar. Taste is quite sour. General berriness is present. A lot of appleskin and fermented apple, vinegar and earthy. Oak is present in the background. A lot of vinegar and appleskin, some earthiness, light black currant on the aftertaste. The only time black currant is actually present in the taste. Very low carbonation.