thome50 (627) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle release from the Staff only bottle release. Pours a light hazy brown with no head. Aroma is of light raspberry, honey comb, and some soury malt. Taste is tart, apple, boozy raspberrys and port wine with some fresh wine grape fruit taste. Mouthfeel is rich as it warms. Overall this is a great beer but can see it being polarizing similar to V009. Not as complex as that beer but very nice raspberry wine notes. First jackie o bottle is a success.
JulienHuxley (1749) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Sarro and crew who very graciously hosted us during the Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary snowstorm. Clear copper pour with ring of white foam. Really good fruity raspberry aroma, light lactic notes, wet grain. Taste is really tart, great raspberry flavor, dry finish. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Very good.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, caramel amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose has a ton of raspberry, some malt vinegar, a little bitter green, some funk, band aid. Flavor is tart, berries, malt vinegar, stinging nettles, cherry, grapefruit pith. Big, acetic finish.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is ripe berries and lemony zing. Flavor is intensely tart and very reminiscent of balsamic vinegar. Fruits are on the back end but need to be a little more forward to balance out the acetic nature of this one.. Good but man its tart.
alexsdad06 (3102) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Staff bottle. Pours a reddish/purple/brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is raspberry forward with a strong tart character, lacto, woody with some mildly sweet caramel in the background. The flavor is much of the same; big tart raspberry, lacto, wood, caramel, all blending nicely together. Strongly tart, but very drinkable. I had this from one of the barrels a couple years ago and this has come along quite nicely.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skyview Tasting, Feb. 23, 2013. A good sour fruit beer. Flavor has sour balsamic vinegar and raspberry. Green tea in the aroma with yeast, and a solid malt base, with sweet and sour flavors that go well together.
Ernesto987 (2442) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tart, raspberries on the nose and up front then all sour vinegar. A little oud bruinish
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Pours a hazy deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sour fruit and strong acid with a hint of backing funk. Flavor has sour fruit but finish is more acidic with funk.
ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 23, 2013 bottle at Skyviews. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Primarily sour raspberry aroma. Taste was the sour raspberry but also a bit of sweetness.
Bacterial (467) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour sour sour. Lots going on in here, fun to sip, but this is pretty extreme. Thanks Doug and Bob for sharing! This was very cool to try!
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks Doug! Murky dirty orange pour with a small head. Leather, tobacco, sour fruit - this is quite complex. Delicious! Bottle is stamped with "staff only" - Doug traded a copy of his book for this with the brewer!