lefossoyeur (486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper garnet with a thin creamy beige head that lasts troughout the tasting. Mildly sour aromas with a vinous presence of berries, grapes, some cidery notes. Very Nice mix of aromas. Lightly carbonated, Nice acidic bite, fruity, bone dry, ciderish finale, with juste a hint of wood and something nutty. I love the sourness of this one, never too acidic or acetic. Very well balanced and highly drinkable which is rare for the style. Very good stuff!
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 1/24/15 from a capped 750mL bottle at Swilliams’ bonfire, big thanks to Churney for sharing. Pours hazy, very dark auburn with a huge white head that leaves thick sticky lace. The nose is sour dark bread malt with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is sour and a touch fruity with a bit of caramel bread malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, tart, bready finish.
suprchunk (2454) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost blood red color. Medium sized off white head. Some lacing. Tart cherry, some acetic note. Sweet and sour. Cherries, sour. Nice. Tart finish.
GenDV138 (2472) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by devman171 at the Annapolis tasting, thanks Devin! Blend #4 bottled on December 9, 2013. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, wine. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, raspberries, funk, red wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty tasty.
devman171 (1122) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gusher, murky red pour, light sour red fruits and vinegar, nice dry sour finish
tectactoe (2739) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky, dark, stained-woody brown color with tepid ruby hints. Completely opaque. Swampy. Soapy, gray-tinted head quickly settles to a skin. Aroma of tart black cherry, sour apple, red grape, light vinousness, a big batch of oak staves, light vinegar, & a touch of cola. Little to no funk, mostly just lacto-esque & fruity sourness. Flavor is the same way, though a bit more vinous. Lots of red grape, oak, & sharp tannins with each sip. Puckering cherry skin, mild acidity. I get a light touch of tomato? Strangely not as off-putting as it sounds. It’s just... kind of "there". Moderate vinegar tartness, stone fruit, oak, & cherry finish. A touch of musk & cork flows into the aftertaste, but still isn’t as barnyardy as many other JK offerings. Crisp, somewhat light mouth feel. Another nice sour ale from these guys.
deekyn (1306) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours caramel with no head. S - this smells like a sour brown. Cotton candy, brown sugar, cherries, malty, sweetness. M -lightly tart dry fizzy T - sweet start dry end oaky brown cherries soy sauce vanilla leather tobacco. O - a nice sour brown.
Ernesto987 (4207) - Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
decent sour brown, good tart flavors, a little thin. THe red wine saves it, best barrel treatment IMO for this style.
Dogbrick (8910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates to a wispy film. Strings of lacing. Aroma of funky yeast, fruit and spice. Medium body with flavors of tart cherries, oak and herbal yeast. The finish is tart with a funky cherry aftertaste. Above average overall.
BrankaNik (12) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty sour beer. A large bottle was given to me by a friend recently and I drank the entire thing by myself, which is a testament to how tasty this beer was. Complex. Extremely flavorful with an assertive sourness.