jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Slightly hazy deep amber/ruby/brown tinted body with a thin tan head. Aroma of and odd mix of malt, caramel, vinegar, cherries and a little strawberries - odd, for sure. Medium-bodied; Funky malty flavour at first with a little fruitiness but mostly a dry malty and caramel flavour. Aftertaste shows pretty much all malt notes, a touch of earth and pungent hay with a little vinegar and sweetness. Overall, not such a good beer in any respect, but especially to the style - not a good beer at all. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo in Walnut Creek, California on 19-March-2011 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 02-April-2011.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light garnet red with pretty much no head. Sweet grape and floral fruit aroma. Taste is more sweet than sour with grape and candy sugar flavors dominating and a little tartness on the back end.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby-bronze beer with a tan head. Sweet malt and light tart aroma with light fruit. Tart and sweet flavor with malt, oak, and light acetic notes. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and fruit lingers with tartness.
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear reddish pour with quick disappearing tan head. About the color of straight black tea. Nose is sweet with a grape cough syrupy tang.
Weird malty grape cough syrup tasting. Bittersweet finish
i think i am done with this brewery. not quite a complete drain pour but poor effort.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a clear orange gold with a thin white head. Nutty, sour acid, and some touches of vegetables. Sweet caramel, toast and a touch of acid. Muddy malt flavors. Very odd.
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear red amber pour, thin off-white head. Damn this beer smells terrible, like ass, fruit, and brown sugar. At least the flavor is better... fruit, lightly sour cherries, caramel malt, and slightly bready. I would not recommend this.
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle generously shared by malrubius at Max’s tasting. Pours the shade of cranberry iced tea. My notes for the aroma state: "Why does this smell like root beer?" I couldn’t get that out of my head. The flavor had notes of black cherry, caramel, and root beer. Very subtly sour with some dark earthy qualities. Subtle overall and not very sour.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malty and toasty aroma. The flavor has sweet malt, caramel, toast, and a hint of tartness. Not bad.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours reddish brown. Nose of plum, malt and dog food. Taste of apple vinegar, cranberry and malt. Odd.
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo. Walks a fine line between decent and crap. Just barely staying on the decent side. Some sourness, along with some woody notes. Drinkable but, not a real quality sour.