hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft... Pours dark brown with a short-lived, white head. The aroma is a malty menagerie of cocoa, roasted nuts, coconut and toasted oak. Light to medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor delivers lots of cocoa and toasted nuts underscored by a pleasant tanginess. Finishes a hint chocolaty and lightly sweet.
DrewFace (414) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mildly hazy brown color. Mild chocolate and oaky nose, some mild farmhouse character. Odd chocolate mild roast character some sweetness and farmhouse note. Mild tartness. Like lots of the the jester king shelf turds, lots of meh.
Homer321 (896) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to drewfacecat. Mild and muddy aroma. Weird tart flavor with some oakiness. Not really sure what to think here. Meh.
Leighton (9640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting - London. Thanks to Fergus for this one. Pours clearish red-brown with a creamy, beige head. Dusty cocoa on the nose with accents of toasted bread and tangy leather. Light sweet flavor with leathery fruits, faint rubber, dirt, touches of maple. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Lightly tangy on the finish with more old leather predominating. Alright, novel; so THIS is what an oaked farmhouse mild is like - I had always wondered.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours rich muddy brown red. Smell is lightly smoky and rich. Taste is much Milder. Thin watery and lightly smoky from the oak I guess. A bit light on carbonation.
baraciisch (1505) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown in color... Aroma of oak, mild brown malts... flavor is extremely mild and sessionable, light effervescent mouthfeel, mild brown malts, prevalent notes of wood and oak... Solid
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Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours dark and stinky. Smells like that rotten meat between your teeth when you floss, but watered down. Has the scent of fresh asphalt. Says wild yeast and Brettanomyces on the bottle but is hardly sour. If you're into seriously funky 'sours' buy this.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-purchased at Gabriel’s in San Antonio, TX. Jan 2014. Pours deep brown mahogony hue with a small soapy lite tan head (between eggshell and tan i would say. nose is oaky, woody, lite carmel, toasted grains, lite vanilla. mostly woody nose. flavors are oaky, sweet, caramel, lite toasted grains with some hints of metal. finish is metallic with woody toasted grain notes. a fairly complex beer for the style and im glad i got to purchase this bottle, however, i think this bottle has some age on it. I will have to get another bottle and re-rate.
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle at Gunnar tasting, thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel, dried fruits, wood. Taste is light roasted malts, grassy hops, peppery wood notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok
jcartamdg (1599) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, oak, slight roast and lacto. Taste is tart, malty, roast and caramel. Very mild(no pun intended) but in a good way, light tart, very drinkable but with great flavor.
mR_fr0g (1793) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at the Gunnar tasting at CBC clerkenwell. Bottle from cotteridge wines. Clouded caramel red coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is oak, caramel, slight honey and effervesent. Flavour is iron, blood, caramel and nutty mineral. Palate is really thin, watery mineral. Carbonation is too high. Not great.