umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown color with a reddish hint. Tan head lingers for a bit. Aroma is sour fruit, caramel malt, and bourbon. Taste is a very odd mix of flavors. Tastes like a sour beer mixed with bourbon and it doesn’t seem to mix well. Very boozy and sour at the same time. Finishes mostly smooth with some alcohol burn. I was excited to drink this but it’s pretty much a mess.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 22oz bottle.
Brownish amber pour with some off-white head. Some funk on the nose with oak and roasted malt - expected more evidence of barrel aging. Flavor is sweet and slightly sour with dark fruit and roast.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy mahogany brown with a foamy light tan head. Aroma of pie cherries, sugar, alcohol/whiskey and some woodsy oak. Flavor is dark fruity, sweet toffee, warming whiskey and some tanic oak. Medium body with spritzy carbonation. A lot going on in this one, I like it but is pretty cloying towards the end. Drinkability a bit low.
scooter520 (185) - - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Way too sweet and too much dumped into one bucket. It's the caramel, toffee, saccharin, chocolate, whiskey and bourbon, and a few other flavors that just make this a jumbled mess of sweetness.
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keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a snifter, batch 1, bottled 3-6-2012.
A: I’m a sucker for a black body and a dense tan head in my snifter, this gets a perfect mark from me.
S: Well this is interesting, the beer smells very much like a sour cherry beer with some mild vinegar and chocolate. Some oak, bourbon, leather, rye and vanilla show up, but this smells like a sour cherry wild ale from my limited experiences with them. Did they use Brett? Still I really like this, it’s interesting as heck and I want to smell it all night.
T: It’s very hard to describe the intro and mid-taste I’m picking up mildly sweet blend of a lot of flavors, some rye, chocolate, vanilla, but the finish is what comes in strong and it’s a mildly sour/vinegar of pomegranate. I like this but I feel the 650ml might be too much to drink solo.
M: Thick and velvety, this is heavy on the tongue it feels fuzzy and warm.
O: This is a very odd beer, but I really like it. It’s definitely a very polarizing beer though and many buying it will hate it. When I bought it I was expecting a very strong whiskey and oak profile to this, I was mistaken. I’m not sure if I would buy this again, but it’s worth buying to try!
wlajwl (3881) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is fruit and very tart, similar to a lambic. The flavor is fruit, mild sweetness, malts and an alcoholic/warm finish.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a cream head. Nose is earth, liightly sour, and grainy. Easy palate, funky, roasted malts, smooth finish
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) dark brown, sparse head, nose/taste of dates, mildly funky, saccharin, and some other odd flavors. Fairly rich. Just ok.
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bomber into a snifter.
Pours a completely opaque dark brown with a tiny head that quickly dissipates
Aroma of dark fruits and a little bit of pine. I don’t really pick up too much of the bourbon/whiskey aging.
The flavor is immensely sweet right off the bat. Some roasted malt, cough syrup, dark fruit and some tartness. A tiny bit of bourbon but not much. Alcohol is detectable through the nose. Mouthfeel is very heavy and sticky.
Overall, a really bad beer in my opinion. Like drinking overly sweet cough syrup. I really could only drink a couple ounces of this. Above and beyond cloying. There is just way too much going on in this beer and it is beyond sweet. I was really expecting a lot more.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cranberry-like aroma. Nice strong alchohol flavor. Finishes a little too sour in my opinion.