BuckeyeBoy (3119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 37 of 72 thanks to Toby Pours out a brown with a little red almost like DP topped with a small sand head. Aroma was sweet cherries, chocolate, and some pit fruit. Taste more of the pit fruit, sour notes, light vinegar and some barrel.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz, bottle #56/72) Pours a reddish-brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of vinous, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, and cherry. Flavor of chocolate, cherries, caramel, grass, vinous, and dustiness with a dry finish.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a decent murky brown, small offwhitish head sits atop and laces ok. Aromas are sour cherries in bunches, a touch of sweetness derived from dark fruits, light roasty malts mix with a touch of brown malts, lactic acid, decent doses of barnyard and dusty bread. Interesting seeing the brett actually peek through. Woody oak, a touch of vanilla, decent acidity on the nose. Initial is pretty nice overall: sour cherries pair with a decent to moderate sourness, decent acidity mixes with dry dusty brett, dark fruit and brown malt sweetness, earthy tobacco and a touch of roast still shine through. Vanilla tannins, sweeter fruits. A touch of cocoa, a bit thinned but still at or around medium bodied. Interesting beer, more sour than anticipated but not necessarily as sour as I’d like. Always welcome some Jackie O’s from the CBus crew. A decent Oud Bruin, decent sour acidity but a little sloppy around the edges, a touch medicinal and a bit sweet.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with a finger or two worth of off-white head.
S: The nose is quite fruity, with lots of sour cherries and a hint of under-ripe plums. The acetic nature of the beer is there, but not overly powerful.
T: A good sour cherry flavor along with a bit of oak and (strangely) some chocolate notes (oxidation?). Fairly earthy and somewhat dry, but a decent amount of sweetness seems to have been retained.
M: The body is medium with a strong carbonation and a slight dry quality on the finish.
D: I quite liked this beer, especially after having a couple of terrible Oud Bruins lately.
neepsntatties (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Someone brought this to the 2010 pre Fred Fest tasting at, "hannont" ’s. Colour... cloudy, murky brown. Nose... acetic and musty as well as somewhat rank. Palate... mostly just bitter with, no particularly discernible flavours.
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle #56/72 bottled 12/23/09 thanks to bu11zeye) clear deep brown with no head and a slight ring of bubbles. Nose of sour cherry, cedar,, vinous, honey wheat bread and pipe tobacco. Taste of tangerine, bitter wood, chocolate, esters, alcohol, cedar, and smoke. Really odd beer, I’d recommend drinking this at or near room temperature. Semi tart finish.
mar (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 56/72 thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown pour with a light cream head. nose light with tartness, wood, tannins, and dried cherries. nice on the palate, flavor is wood, dried fruit skins, lightly tart finish.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
Bottle 56 of 72. Bottled 12/3/09. The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate powder with some oak and tartness. The flavor is oak, chocolate, tart cherries and vanilla. The chocolate stands out more when the beer is cold, but as it warms the flavor improves as the tartness gets more and more assertive. Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.
I drank the beer right as it came out of the fridge as well as when it had warmed to room temperature. I think the warmer the beer got, the better it got.
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle number 56/72 from the 12/5/2009 batch thanks to bu11zeye. Pour with minimal head over a brownish-red body. Aroma is vinous with chocolate, dusty, earthy, grapes, caramel, burnt notes, mint, leather and dark fruits. Taste is sour, caramel, chocolate, vinous, toffee, fudge, and earth. Light bubbles. Dry mouthfeel.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle # 37/72 - Thanks JohnGalt1!!! - Pours a clear cola brown with a small off-white head...aroma is chocolate and cherries, lightly tart, dk fruity malts...flavour is kinda disappointing, thin and bitter sour cocoa, dk fruit, light acid, resiny bitter barrel on the finish, and the odd astringent bitterness lingers...