hopscotch (8541) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Bottle #41 of 72 (dregs)… Murky brown ale with very little head. The nose is of praline, caramel, dark cherries and wood. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and practically no carbonation. Moderately bitter with medium acidity. Fruity and caramelly. Nickel bitterness and a touch of acidity lingers.
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. Bottle 41/72
brown pour with no head.
starts with plenty of tartness followed by caramel malts, tart cherries mouthfeel with hints of oak, yeasty. Pretty solid brew, though the sourness remains subtle and well balanced with the malty character of the palate. Toward the finish, the whole cherry tartness lingers and compliments the generous oak mouthfeel.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown, small bit of a head. Smells like an average bruin, some fruit characteristics with a touch of sour. Very simple overall with just a bit of sour, some fruit again and an odd finish.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] shared by hellomynameis. Pours dark caramelly with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is pear, apple, caramel, blue cheese. Flavor is lightly sour, lightly sweet, a touch of chalky caramel, a light acetic character, slight astringency on the finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big, Oud-Bruiny-y nose. Sweet, dark, soured fruits. Mashed dark berries mixed with sweeter red wine? Fungus, and mushrooms. Flat. Dead, lifeless violet/brown. Dry, slightly tart and plenty metallic on the finish. Light, dark fruit. Meh… Spritzy carbonation. Creamy texture with a short, slightly watery finish. Not much to say. Thanks Zac!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried at paytoplay’s house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks Shane! Lightly sour. Brown amber color. Mellowed from age. Some oxidation. Pretty decent. Easy to drink.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 liter growler shared by Max. Pours a deep woody hazy brown with a decent off white head. Aroma is lightly acidic tart- lactic, woody- oak, some vanilla, and bourbon- caramel sweetness, some metallin hints and some cherry pit tannin. MOre cherry and cherry pit- tannic, leather, earth, lacto acidity, slight aceto vinegar, rusty metallic, and a nutty chocolate character. Not really flemish red like.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown color/ no head. Sour cherry, wet wood aromas. Mildly sour flavors of wet wood, cherry lemon, with a mild chocolate sweetness.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from hophead84, thanks dude. At paytoplay’s tasting. Pours brown with no head. Nose is quite tart. Taste is swet, tart funky and odd, not all that great on the taste side.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark pour, thin ring as head. Sour browness in the nose, a bit of licorice, coffee grinds, and sugar cookie. Sour tainted coffee grind flavors, bitter in a weird plasticy, potentially playdough way...sour touches and bitter hops. I was drunk at this point but the numbers show I liked it . Cheers!