Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours dark chestnut brown wiht a very small light tan head. The aroma, my favorite part, is the tart tanginess which is nice, but then the maple sweetness comes in to complement and overpower it in just the right way. The flavor is very sour, light and smooth on the body, and just vague tad of the maple syrup settling with the tartness. Very unique and very good Beace.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this one. Cloudy dark amber pour with a small head. Nose holds some sweet malt, caramel, apple, plum, and some tart lactic sourness. Not too impressive frankly.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours a clear brown color with a very thin tan head. Fair head retention. Tart aroma with notes of earth, maple, caramel and berries. The taste is tart citrus, maple and a malty finish. Medium bodied.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark red-purple, wispy white ring. Nose of chocolate, plum, bit of sawdust. Flavor is bordering sweet and sour, chocolate and cherry, bit vinous with light brown sugar through end. Low carb, bit flat and sugary, light syrup. Pretty plain, balanced, simple.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown- no head. Caramel and dark fruit in the nose, followed by cheesy lactic notes. Basically just a brown ale with sour notes. Not too much to say. Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin watery, and rather bland sour brown. Some cola and raisin, light acetic acid. Not much else.
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL. Pours a clear, deep reddish brown. Bubbles. No head formation. Nose is red wine barrel, mild acetic acid, currant, small red wine vinegar. Taste is richer, big red wine presence, huge sourness, spice, acetic power, wet wood. Good stuff, a little abrasive. Certainly not your soft sour. Very tannic and red wine spicy. Not bad. Long spicy acetic finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel malty nose with some puckering light fruitiness and a touch of maple. Starts with a touch of dark malty sweetness before giving way to plenty of puckering tartness which lingers into the finish. Has good vinous complexity throughout.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear brown with essentially no head. Aroma is acetic, caramel and cookie malt, vinous, fruity esters, and oak notes. Flavor is lightly acetic, caramel and cookie malt, vinous, no hops or bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample (also had from the bottle). Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma has a nice interaction between the sweeter maple syrup and the tart sour cherry and acidic notes. The flavor is strongly tart, though I wouldn’t exactly say sour. Nice tart cherry, sweeter maple syrup and mild to moderately acidic. This was one of my favorites on draft at Jackie O’s on this visit.