tapefuzz (44) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Notes from February 2015] 12oz bottle. Pours a somewhat reddish dark brown with a small beige head. Funky, malty aroma of bourbon with notes of tart cherry. Taste is a little too sweet, with a mix of molasses-y malt, cherry, plum, oak, and vinegar. Finish is long and dry, with a strong alcohol taste. Light carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and a little heavy, almost syrupy.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightlymurky maroon with quite a few clear bubbles. Light head exudes a full and funky aroma. Flavor is dusty,acidic,sour,tart with a touch of cherry.
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Aroma has cranberry, chickory, tart cherry, hints of balsamic vinegar; dark brown color, opaque, thin beige crown; flavor is acidic and sweet, aged balsamic, malty, sour cherry, cream sherry, tart finish, hint of vanilla and soy sauce, warming alcohol; medium to medium full body, a bit syrupy and chewy; quite interesting, fairly big and not really what I want at the moment. 12 fl oz bottle from Shmaltz in NY.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a very dark brown color with mahogany hints and a smaller beige head that collapses into a thin ring. The aroma is sweet malts, pomegranate juice with a slight tart character, molasses, some chocolate notes. The flavor is more sweet malts, quite a bit of dark fruit character, chocolate, more rye than previous years, woody, mild acidic notes, molasses, brown sugar and light barrel influences. When this first hits the palate it seems to carry more body, but the second part of the taste is influenced more by fruit juices. Always interesting beers.
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 3/26/16 3,700th Rating-42° in Snifter-Pours dark cola with a small tan head. Aroma of sour, bourbon, funk, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a lot going on but not in a bad way. This medium to full bodied brew hides the ABV and is rather tasty and warms the body on a chilly night.
cobaink2 (415) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma of something that you just want to drink right away and not hesitate. Drinks if figs, currents, raisens and funky Brett. Rally nice balance however the barrels used in this I can’t decide are masked by the Brett or just not present. Really well rounded beer.
fordest (2421) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends. Decent sour notes on the nose and great ones in the flavor. acidic yet sweet. Pretty tasty stuff.
thornecb (5454) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Bourbon and caramel aromas. Sweet with oak and pit fruit front to back. Medium length dry oak finish.
b3shine (8051) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a slightly translucent dark cola with fizzy light beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty with notes of oak, bourbon, fig, and date with a mild Flanders presence. Tastes like it smells with a medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Chewy and malty for a sour, but enjoyable.
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with josephson. Very hazy reddish brown with a tan head that retains well. Beautiful blend of brown malts and vinous barrel character. Burnt sugars, sour cherries, plums, with prominent funky and spicy notes. Very complex and interesting, and very drinkable. Outstanding.