paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: snifter. nice rich mahogany color with a huge light tan head. amazing retention rate with phenomenal lacing.
S: huge sweet and sour notes of wild strawberries. light tartness. I get some crazy barrel aromas. yeasty. vanilla and oak. some rye malts in the back.
T: very interesting. I get sour fruits, mostly strawberries. big rye flavors in the back. some wild yeast flavors. so complex.
M: medium bodied/low gravity beer. medium carbonation level. interesting palate.
D: due to the lower gravity of the beer I could drink several of these. very interesting and well worth a shot if given an opportunity.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at taproom307. Ultra delicate brew, bourbon tang, vanilla, soft orange and crisp peppercorn/rye in finish.
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Taproom 307 with Andy, James, Streets, Annie. Pours dark with a dark red hue. Thin mouthfeel with great flavors of slightly-sour red fruits and charred wood. Kind of a graceful blend of a sour/fruit beer and a stout. Great balance and not much booze on the palate. This was brewed with care and expertise.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ redlight redlight Oaky vanilla with cherries, sweet woody aromas. Pours a dark yet clear amber with a thick off white head. Fruity up front with traces of some wild bacteria at work from the wood, hints of whiskey with vanilla tanins, trace hints of chocolatey malts. Very light and extremely easy to drink but still has depth and some complexity. I think this is an excellent beer.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ redlight redlight. This really reminded me of JP Biere de Mars with a strong rye whiskey presence. Gorgeous creamy dense white head atop a red/brown body. Nice lacing throughout. The aroma is fruity, wood, sour, and rye whiskey. The flavor is similar with tannic woodiness, tartness, quite fruity, with some caramel and whiskey. Nice and drying. Very lush in the mouth. Excellent.
dchmela (2485) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Cloudy mud brown pour with a thin off white head. Big spicy whiskey and oak notes. Taste is slightly sour with sweet malt, oak and whiskey all floating around in the glass. Finishes slightly bitter and dry with hints of the whiskey as it fades away. Just an outstanding brew.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hand bottle provided by redlight and SoLan: big thanks guys. pours dark cola brown with a small off white head. aroam is very nice quite funky with some sourness of the barrel some creamy smelling malt. realy like this one. falvour is very good slight sour an d decent barrel taste, nice malt with a slight roast and touch of chocolate. very good beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a dark, transparent, beautiful violet color with a small, quick, beige colored head. Minimal soapy spots mark the glass. The aroma is really nice and complex. Brown sugar and dark fruits lay the malt base, while soured oak notes and vanilla turn things in the direction of an oud bruin. The controlled funk works perfectly with the sour mash whiskey overtone that permeates the nose. Flavors showed more sour brown notes with caramel and dark fruit tannins. Saturated, vanilla tinged oak and smooth, twangy whiskey are subtle, never overpowering. Medium bodied and moderate-plus carbonation, finishing on the dry side. Impossible to categorize, this brew is part American brown and part Flemish oud bruin, all with a wonderful application of the whiskey barrel. Very nice brew.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Redlight. Blackish pour, thin very light tan/off-white head. Oaky funk, light rye and roast, light alcohol, background mild tartness. Decent roast taste, but the feature is the funky oak flavor that shows more on the back end. Very interesting brew.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Terrapin & Friends beer dinner at Trappeze. Sampled next to regular Messiah Bold. The wood really adds alot to this beer. Poured brownish amber with a beige head. Aroma of oak, malt, vanilla. Taste is malty, vanilla, oak, with a little fruit. Very nice. Mouth is smooth and lightly carbonated. Easy drinking. Overall, a solid brew.