bu11zeye (12683) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mustiness, cherry, wood, and light lemon. Flavor of herbs, light funkiness, toasted malt, black pepper, citrus, leather, and some wood in the finish.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Liar’s Club. Dark brown with a small fluffy white head. Aroma of roastiness, citrus, and wet straw. Mild milk chocolate, tangy citrus, and slight spices to the taste. Decent.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa, pantanap, for this bottle. Pours a deep brown with red hues. Very frothy tan head that lingers for a long time. Great lacing. Nose of dusty cherries and raspberries with a farmhouse yeast aroma. Flavor is tart sour fruits with some hoppy citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is very light, with a rather thin finish overall.
jzzbassman (1580) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Styles. Pours clear reddish brown with a nice bit of lace. Big fruity aroma, with a but of funk. Tart berry up front, it is a pleasing bit of sour with a bretty and roasted coffee finsih.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, batch 262, 263. Hazy ruby pour with medium beige head, lacing. Also, as I noticed later on, a nice chunk of yeast floating on the bottom. Aroma is tart cherries, raspberries, mild wild yeast notes with a touch of mustiness. Flavor has tart-sour fruitiness - berries, light citrus. Slight medicine undertones, light herbal bitterness throughout. Finish has bright hoppiness, bitterness and lingering vinuous fruitiness. Mellow, light mouthfeel - maybe even a little too light. Sourness coupled with bitterness a very nice combo in this very interesting brew.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong Pinesol aroma which although lemony fresh, made me think of a bathroom that was just cleaned. So not a good start. Beer looked good though. Dark ruby color with a significant, tanish head that lingered and gave nice lacing. But the flavor was a disappointment. Funky and just off. Finished like water - thin.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown/ruby. Aroma of oak, cherry, funk. Taste is roughly the same with a nice malt backbone. Nice beer.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very dark brown/root beer in color. The nose is skunky and adds scents of anise and yeast. Very odd and definitely not my favorite, is something wrong? In the mouth it is rather flat with some anise and fish water.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 reddish, ruby body...JP aroma with hints of cherry, oak, berry (nice and sweet, very inviting)..the flavor is basically a dusty/musty JP beer...JP aroma, JP app, JP flavor, JP palate...this might be the same beer as JP Noel...realizing that all their beers are strikingly similar
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a thick, "hazy" brown color with a nice, frothy off-white head that held remarkably well and left some sweet lacing. A bit of yeast present in the bottom of the glass. Aroma of light chocolate, a bit of oak, and a hint of tart citrus. Wow...this beer is a trickster. Starts off a bit tart and fruity, then leads into a chocolaty flavor, finally ending with hints of leather and tobacco. Definitely different. Sort of wish the tobacco finish wasn’t so strong, but it is still a nice beer.