Garrold (4347) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. Batch 8. 2.9%. Dark, coppery, ruby red. Soft haze. Thin, dense, lacing, pale beige head. Handsome beer. Nose has super tangy, vine fruit rich, toasted sweet teacake. Some unripe stone fruit. Sour, yeasty twang. As it warms there’s some welcome, nutty sweetness. Taste is more sour and twangy. Very light body. Lightly sour, vinous finish. Decent mild, although it lacks a bit of nutty or chocolatey sweetness.
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle from Master of Malt. 2.9%, Batch #8 - 04.16.2015. Lively on opening, pours a ruby-brown amber colour with a large foamy tan head leaving some spotty lacing. Aroma of malt, grains, roast & berry fruit notes, with some yeasty funk. Taste is juicy berry fruit, roasty malt, plus some tartness & funk alongside chocolate, biscuit, and mild bitterness. Light bodied, fine carbonation, mild dry tangy sour fruity finish. Nicely drinkable.
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Maxi. Pours hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, light smoke, floral notes, earthy notes, sweet tobacco, milky tartness and slight schwartsbier malt. The taste has that same malty base with some bitter nuts tart lactic notes, tobacco, salt and earthy notes. Different indeed and something you don’t taste often.
drsandman (1086) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #8. Pours a deep Amber, toffee head. Aroma is basement funk, earth, coffee, malt, prune. Flavor is dry Texas hill country, malt, light bitter coffee, light sour finish.
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. Batch #9. ABV 2.9%. Pours a hazy brown with a light beige head. Aroma is vinous and tart, with some funk and very faint smoke. Taste is again vinous and tart, similar to a sour red/brown but not as intense. There is also a second completely different layer of roasted malt, with coffee notes and faint smoke, similar to a porter. Add in the wild yeast and you’ve got the makings of a rather strange concoction. It’s not bad, and it could be consumed in large quantities, but I’m not sure that’s something I’d want to do.
darbeer75 (556) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: sour and funky; a little fruity; Appearance: very dark amber, almost ruby red; fluffy white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: tart and sour, similar to a brown/red; pretty refreshing; Palate: medium body with long, tart finish; Overall: pretty good. Probably wouldn’t buy again with all the other options out there, but was okay.
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at the source. Pours dark brown, white head. Aroma is dark fruit, oak, cherry, sour funk. Flavor is properly sour, cherry, dark fruit. Really nice. Extremely enjoyable.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown with nice off white head. Nose is some molasses and oak. Taste has nice sweet earthiness. Some tartness.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Steve_0’s house. Thanks! Pour a dark orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Aroma has nuts, celery, cooked vegetables, and caramel. A little twangy. Herbal and woody. Some toasted malt and caramel. More vegetables in the flavor. Low sweetness. Moderate low bitterness. It just tastes off all around.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is Murky brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Caramelly, bready, lightly toasty, somewhat acidic, oaky, and peppery aroma. Taste is vinous, bready, doughy, light smoke, somewhat toasty, and grassy with a slightly bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Not good.