jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany with big, frothy, fine bubble brown head, no lacing / Mild nose of dusty spice, dark fruit, dark cherry, oak / Light body, delicate and acidic, lively carbonation, a touch thin, moderately dry, very light bitterness on finish / Mild, muted flavors of dark cherry, apple, prune, oak / Needs a little more punch all the way around, but then 3.2 abv.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was quite the interesting and different beer. Pours dark brown with a crimson hue and has a smallish tan head. The aroma is quite nutty with chocolate, mild oak, saison-ish yeast, caramel / toffee and some breadiness - really nice. It has a light body that is fairly smooth with a modest amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with spiciness, earthiness, funk yeast, dry breadiness, oak, and smooth toasty malt. The finish has dry earthy herbal elements added. There is some anise as it warms along with some sourness. Really nice.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at FoBAB 10 - 2012 (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer amber brown hue, welcome haze with richer brownish elements, good haze, frothy tannish head, with mellow tart aroma, gentle oak, some toffee, toast, vanilla. Middle is a bit thin, dulled, with toast, gentle sweetness, oak, and gentle tartness. Baxkend is gentle sweetness, toast, oak. Some gentle spice, gentle tartness. Mellow brett, oak. Ok.
Pailhead (5801) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: The aroma consists of heavy wood, moderate-heavy floral notes, grass, herbs, and a touch of lemon. It’s a mostly transparent brownish-orange with a smallboff-white head. The flavor starts with quick dose of fruit. It’s quickly overtaken by moderate-heavy roasted nuts, light floral and grassy notes, and light wood. It’s light bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a rich dark body with a small head. Aroma is raisins, oak, wood, earth and caramel. Flavor is bourbon, raisins, sweet.
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "Commercial Suicide Farmhouse Mild".
Cloudy copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, fruity taste. Fruity, weak taste. Weak mouthfeel, low bitterness.
SudsMcDuff (7095) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap handle madness .. . Pours a amber brown .. light foam .. light lacing .. . hay, grain, funk, ant head, and barnyard .. a very subtle mouthfeel .. . pretty good stuff but maybe a touch thin .. . . you could brush your teeth with milkshakes!
Earlier Rating: 8/22/2011 Total Score: 4.2
Had on CASK @ the Flying Saucer @ the 11th Anniversary Party. .. Pours a deep purple brown, low foam .. . tart cherry skin nose, some funk, barrel and grape skin also .. . beautiful puckering mouthfeel .. . a joy to drink, putting away 8 or 9 of these would be no problem at all.. . . Go ahead and play the blues if it’ll make you happy.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, yogurt, barnyard, earth, and herbs. Flavor of lacto, roasted malt, grain, raisins, light coffee, and cocoa with a dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 11/8/2011 Total Score: 3.5
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of vinous, caramel, oak, herbs, cranberries, currants, and light roasted grain. Flavor of vinous, cranberries, herbs, grain, vanilla, oak, and plum.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours dark brown with fizzy, fast fading tan head. Aroma is acidic with a touch of funk and subtle toasted grain, very subtle hint of oak. Flavor is much the same as well as dry and tart. Light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty, fun brew!
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party.
The beer pours a hazy brown color with no head.The beer appears to be completely flat. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of tart cherries, as well as some oak, vanilla and a little bit of toasted malt. One thing is certain, this is a completely different animal than the other versions of this base beer.
The flavor is very tart. I get a lot of sour cherries, as well as some light funk and some tart, red wine notes. There is also a nice oak and vanilla component and a little bit of malt. The sourness is about medium and makes the beer very enjoyable and very easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and no carbonation. My only complaint is that I wish the beer was carbonated. Other than that, it was outstanding.