madmitch76 (15068) - , 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.
bu11zeye (11942) - 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.
brokensail (10916) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.
hopscotch (9152) - 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!
daknole (9099) - 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.
jtclockwork (8393) - , 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.
Dogbrick (8119) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at sourfest. Pours with a deep, murky brown body and a tan head. Aromas of light citrus, pear, fruit, esters, smoke, and brown sugar. A bit earthy and leathery. Flavors of light lactic acid, mild sourness, smoke, peat, brown sugar, esters, pear and alcohol. Finishes dry and a bit acidic. Messy.
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, 2011 vintage, #171/204. Poured deep brown with a very nice cap of smoked beige head.. looked great in the glass. The aroma picked up sour oak, vinous notes, and dark fruit joined by a little smoked peat and aged caramel.. as it warmed up, red wine and fruity, funky Brett stood out.. I loved the nose here. The flavor was remarkably good as well.. opened tart with mixed fruit, red vinous notes, and apple skins.. toasted caramel, chocolate, and peaty malts supported.. more tangy vinous notes, apple skins, and coconut around.. finished with dry, fruity Brett, vinous notes, and charred oak. Medium-bodied and moderately sour throughout the palate.. great balance, and all the components managed to work exceptionally well together.. great stuff!