hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… Pours dark brown with no head. The aroma is an intermingling of oak and black tea with a splash of raspberry essence. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Tart and bretty with a kiss of chocolate and a moderately bitter, tannic nuance. Crisp, tangy, dry finish. Growler courtesy of darkguardian!
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. This brew is a murky ruddy brown color with a thin light beige head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of oak and berries plus atouch of vanilla. Rich and velvety mouthfeel with flavors of dark malt, bourbon, vanilla and raspberry. Some light yeast notes as well. The finish is oaky and boozy with a dark berry aftertaste. Good beer all around.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Thanks brandon. Pours a cloudy dark ebony with no head or lace. Big tart razpberry nose. Roast and caramel too. Creamy medium body. Acidic raspberry, caramel, and toast mid palate. Long rasp berry finish.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlogged rating from Growler @ RBSG 2010, thanks Kan for bringing this: Deep brown with ruby highlights topped by a small frothy head. The aroma has notes of sour cherries and raspberries, chocolate, vanilla bean, roast and toast, woody and slightly earthy. The taste starts with twangy sour fruit, sweet brown and pale malts, some D1 Belgian Candi Sugar, bourbon oak barrel with the expected vanilla and a hint of herbal hops. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and even a tad oily. The alcohol is noticed but not interfering. Well done but I would have liked to see a bit less BB influence.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of dark raspberries on the nose, sour barrel notes, light alcohol. A good deal of fresh raspberry. Pours dark hazy brown ring. Barrely, lots of raspberry, poopy funky, medium tart, light alcohol heat. Light carbonation, nice funky. A nice strong sour!
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a growler and the Grand Tasting of the RBSG ’10. I believe this was thanks to someone in the Columbus crew. Poured a very murky muddy dark brown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had an underlying dark grain note with plenty of tart raspberries on top. Flavor had some dark grains at the start with dark sour raspberries that lead to a very sour almost acetate finish.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a murky brown water, opaque and dark, a small offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are sour raspberries, a touch of rust. light vinegar. Pretty aromatic, wet oak and raspberry tannins. Initial lighter bodied, not as sour as anticipated, with decent acidity, raspberry fruit, a decent vinegar. Lighter, biscuity malts touch a of vinegar and leather, wet oak. Not bad, mellow with a bit too much sweetness. A bit of nothingness. The raspberries are mellow, could be more tart overall, a touch medicinal. The sourness grows on my, but I’m not totally convinced with this one.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the One Funky Afternoon Release. Served in a tulip.
Pour yields a moderate brown beer with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has plenty of musty, earthy raspberry and oak character, which increases in tartness as it warms up. The flavor has a good amount of raspberry and a bit of malt. Light sourness to accompany the earthy raspberry. A light bit of earthy funk. Finish is nicely acidic and quite dry. A nice, highly drinkable wild ale.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-13-2011
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during One Funky Afternoon on 4/2/11. Cloudy dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of raspberries, slight vanilla, booze, funk and dark malts. Sour raspberry puree flavor with vanilla, oak, brett and a bit of alcohol.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sent to the Carolina Crew courtesy of the mighty (and very generous) pantanap - thanks, Kan! Because we couldn’t get it together, we probably sat on this growler for longer than we should have. Soupy brown pour, fairly lifeless with minimal carb. Dank berry nose with musty wood and faint remnants of bourbon in there too. Hard to pick up the vanilla and bright wood in the taste, which comes across more or less like a swampy oud bruin (with hints of the sugary quality of a Belgian strong).