JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle pours dark hazy chestnut brown with small head. Nose has a harsh nail polish note, some nutty berry cola and earthy wood dark fruit spice. Taste is a bit lifeless body-wise on the palate with some acetic funk, dark fruit, port, damp wood, cola. Finish is sour funky cola and spicy woody berry. Disappointing.
Cory (362) - , California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Close to sour apple, a little malty, mild wood aroma. Flavor is nice light sour that doesn’t last super long. Very delicious beer and probably a good soft introduction to sours. High drinkability.
Shinskyweiser (49) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with low carbonation. Nice subdue funky aroma with slight whiskey notes. Taste of sour pineapple with hints of oak. Solid sour beer and not too overwhelming.
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber body with an off-white, rapidly diminishing head. Aroma of oak, vinegar, sour cherries, sour apples. Light toasted grain. Light funk. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter and moderately to heavily acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly bitter and moderately to heavily acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’ve been on the lookout for this beer for years having read about how nuanced and delicate it is with lots of flavor, moderate sweetness and light sourness and tartness. Unfortunately, the bottle I had was anything but nuanced or delicate. It was a full-on assault of sourness and oak with a vinegary, dirty aftertaste. Even as a sour/wild beer, it wasn’t that enjoyable.
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown beer. Not really to BdG style at all based on my experiences, more of an American oud bruin interpretation. Balsamic and tart cherries with hints of dark cocoa. Quite sour for the style. Good but not my favorite from JP.
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barnyard aromas combine with subdued mustiness, and hints of fruit and citrus. A cloudy dark amber pour with an off-white ring and minimal lacing. The anticipation of the nose is fulfilled on the palate. Barnyard, funk, hints of tropical fruit, wood and a rewarding citrus finish. NICE! Light body with crisp carbonatin. Overall, this beer is a winner! Tart, crisp, refreshing and funky. Will buy again.
Modularman (132) - - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell of sour vinegar. Appearance is cloudy dark amber with little khaki head. Taste is sour, apple, cherry. Great beer!
DocJitsu (1123) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Pours a murky amber-brown with a short caramel colored head. Ugly beer. Apple soaked in champagne nose. Heavy, smooth mouthfeel. The oak has smoothed and mellowed this otherwise (IMO) overly tart "beer." Orchard golden delicious apple flavor. A little champagne on the finish.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with medium sized tan head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries, oak, and hint of vanilla. Tart flavor of cherries finished by smooth oakiness. Pretty awesome beer!
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ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What this is doing in Texas in July I don’t know and I don’t care. Been looking for this beer for the better part of a decade. Pours a light brown color with a Lacey canvas colored head. Notes of dried cherries, balsamic vinegar, muted oak, a hints of tobacco. Well balanced and subtle with a slightly sour mouthfeel.