BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Crosling, thanks. Poured a cloudy caramel orange-brown color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a layer. Fruity aroma (citrus, apple, light berries) with some funky yeastiness and a hint of oak. Tart, funky entry with some light yeastiness leading into a fruity (citrus, green apple, and apricot) with a lightly dry, oaky finish. Smooth, light drying finish. Pretty good beer, but not as funky as I have heard others say it was.
drsandman (976) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Fools Gold NYC. Pours a darkish amber with a very thin tan head. Aroma is oak, sour cherries, acidic wine, brett, funky must. Taste is full of funky granny smith apple, white wine / oak barrel, sour grapes, barnyard brett. Really delicious, great balance.. nice tart sour taste.
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Crimson-orange pour with a offwhite/tan head. Aroma of brett, vinous notes, light sourness and a bit of funk and oak. Light flavors of yeast, sour, barnyard elements, light fruits and oak. Smooth mouthfeel with a sour/bitter dry finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to dickinsonbeer for opening this one up. This bottle has eluded me for some time now, so this was a joy to finally try...
Appears a murky, muddled, transparent brown with a small white head that fades into a small collar.
Smell is of tart, oaky, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and cream.
Taste is of the aromas with light apple, caramel, vanilla, and toffee jumping out.
Mouthfeel is dry, oaky, citrusy, sweet, with light tartness.
Very well done.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is lactic, strawberry, lemon, funk, some caramel malts,
Taste is insanely strawberry, lemon, funk, some crisp malts, and a touch of wheat is perceptible (although I am not sure whether or not this has wheat).
Finish is slightly sour, a bit lactic, and lemon.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeast, tart apple, plum, caramel malt. Flavor is musky yeast, pear, apple, oak, caramel. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter, tart finish. Another solid brew from JP.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very floral, some citrus, tart cherry, wood. Taste is dry, some horse blanket, funk, brett, and wood.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] purchased at Healthy Spirits. Pours a clear caramel with ruby highlights and a finger of fluffy tan head. Aroma is strongly acetic and lactic, lots of oak and barrel character, tannin, and sour cherry. Flavor is slightly watery, lightly bitter, and not as complex as the aroma. Oaky, slightly sour, acetic, and lots of apple. The flavor was a bit disappointing after the awesome aroma.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light fruit and a well balanced sourness stand out in the aroma.Pours a medium murky copper with a very long lasting off white head.Flavor is dominated by some brett,some slight wood and a nice sourness.Full mouthfeel with a nice sour finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark iced tea colored pour with a 2 finger, off-white head that fades to a thin lacy layer. Aroma of dark fruit, apple cider, vinegar, sour funk, spices and wet charred oak. Powerful sour flavor with lots of caramelized dark fruit notes, and a strong balance of oak. Velvety, oily medium body.