madmitch76 (18996) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th September 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, little tan head. Light sourness on the nose. Light crisp palate. Pleasant sourness, not too sharp. Brett. Seltzer minerals. There is a sharp fruitiness but not something readily identifiable as quince. Mild dark malt background. Finishes semi dry. Nice dark sour.
brokensail (13779) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a tall off-white head.
S: Really a weird nose. Pretty heavy on the malts, especially toffee and toast. There is a mild tartness to it (quince?), and some light fruit notes. Quite a bit of barrel, especially char.
T: The flavor isn’t really any better. Roast and charred oak with some tartness and dark fruits. There is a bit of sweetness and toffee. Heavy wine flavor and tannins are really overpowering.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: This was not enjoyable. All the wrong flavors were intense/dominant.
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, caramel, banana, pear, vanilla, and citrus. Flavor of peat/smoke, pear, stone fruit, and brown sugar.
Tmoney99 (12247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. Interesting beer.
jtclockwork (11289) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose of tart pear, chocolate malt, wine barrel, fig, toffee and caramel. Taste of tart pear fruit, dried fig, caramel, wine barrel and chocolate.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brownish pour, small light head. Odd aroma, wine, funk, tart fruit, apples, pears, apricots. Flavor is fruity, tart, yeasty, a bit funky, some wine notes, apples. Interesting brew.
hopscotch (10228) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes caramel, chocolate, oak and red wine – more acidic than expected. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor provides loads of caramel up front; sour cherries and yeasty bitterness on the backside. Finishes crisp, tart and quite dry. Kudos to darkguardian for sharing this world class Scotch ale treatment!
Dogbrick (9830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale/ Stout and Big Beer Fest on 02/05/2011. Pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Tart fruity aroma with notes of malt. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of tart apple, caramel malt and figs. The finish is moderately sour fruit with a lingering tart aftertaste. Above average overall.
DrSilverworm (8884) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. 2011 vintage, bottle 151/204. Dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Oaky, blackberry nose. Chocolate, dark fruit n the aroma, nice big oak, light tannin. Bigger body, smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Tart, kind of sour taste, moderate sweet, light bitter. Bigger chocolate, I like that. Good, complex, dark sour.
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Brad shared with others at the post EBF tasting. Poured slightly hazy brown with an amber hue with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart pear with sweet dark grains and a hint of caramel. Flavor had the same nice tart pear note with some underlying dry red fruits and just a bit of sweet dark grains. Really liked the pear note.