Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy beige color ale with s mall bubbly head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with light oak notes. Taste is quiet sour with some light oak and light funky yeast notes with a mild acidity level. Body is quite full with low carbonation. I tasted more funk then bourbon to be honest but very enjoyable beer from one of my favourite brewery.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Sean shared at 3F. Reddish/brown pour with an off white head. Sour woody aromas. The taste is really interesting with cabernet, sour stone fruit, funk, and woody notes. Good stuff....
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Original batch, Hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wild yeast, wood, leather, toasted malts, and light fruits. Taste of yeast, bacteria, wood, vanilla, citrus, and a tart finish.
dcschiller (2155) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(11.2oz bottle courtesy of ray101! Batch 472/473. Bottled 3.22.2011). Pours a cloudy dark amber/mahogany color with thin off-white head. Aroma has some wonderful pit fruit, wood, vanilla and a touch of caramel. Taste is sour-acetic with lots of tart fruit. Awesome! Thin bodied with a dry, woody finish. JP really nailed it with this one. Love it!
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 (Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. The aroma holds woodsy citrus, spices, light funky/horse blanket, lots of woodsy bourbon/oak, mould, medicine and tiny hints of old hops. Nice, but not super complex nose. The flavour is dry and near heavily acidic with almost no bitterness. Citrus, light funkiness, light medicine and crackers. The mouthfeel is tart with light carbonation. Lingering, aggressive citric and medicine-like finish. Light to medium bodied.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nom nom nom. Dark fruit acidity with an ultra vinous nose, with mounds of pleasant acetic acid, and cherries. Not overly complex, but gets away with it quite well. Low carbonation and a medium body lead to a hyper dry finish.
craftycarl21 (2087) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small squat bottle. Pours a dark walnut color with minimal head. Nose is wonderful; great funky cherry sour presence, the flavor bringing excellent vinous notes, a touch of vanilla and wood, and great dry funk. Lovely.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355mL thanks to FlandersNed. The pour is a tepid mahogany to red. No head formation. Yellow bubbles come to life. The nose is sharp oud bruin: wet oak, spicy oak, cinnamon, chocolate, red grape acidity. Salty caramel and toffee come through. Taste....wow so easy to drink. Softly tart with quenching salty sourness. No excessive vinegar/acetobacter. Mild "heat" from the sourness. Not too much different from the normal BdM. Both are excellent dark sours. This one, though, is just extremely easy to love. It has zero metals or earth I remember in the normal version. This is all tangy grapes, wet spicy oak, plums and black raspberries. You could chug an entire bottle or two non stop. I’m not kidding. I would shotgun this beer at parties. Like a boss.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear to lightly hazy mahogany with a small, fizzy off-white head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is tart fruits, vinous, oak and caramel, biscuit malt, and barnyard notes. Flavor is caramel and biscuit malt with sour fruits and oak notes with a dry finish. Medium body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thank you sir! Clear dark amber brown, scant white head. Aroma of sour orange and Grand Marnier, prunes, raisins, vanilla. Taste is nicely sour stone fruits with a nice dry and sour kick at the finish. Bourbon is perfectly subtle Nice stuff.