ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, batch #12 from 2008. pours a hazy, bronze with hints of gold and a thick, sticky, khaki head and a thick sheet of lace. aroma is wonderful with big, tart, red fruit notes of berry and cherry with notes of red wine vinegar, sour grapes, tart apricot, and a definite funky presence balanced by sweeter touches of caramel, cinnamon, and wood. flavor was a bit of a let-down after the aroma but was still very nice with milder tart berry notes, dry red wine, and plum with a touch of vanilla, caramel malts, and bready yeast on the finish. the flavor was just not as sour as expected - was this one too balanced?! palate was medium bodied with big carbonation and a lingering, dry, mildly tart finish. overall, a very solid sour ale.
mjmoen (145) - - JUL 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drank straight from the bottle. Initial reaction was surprised because I didn’t know it would be sour. Not bad, but too sour for me
scarletfire65 (1109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is fermented red fruits, oak, light smoke, strawberry infused balsamic vinegar. Sweet / tart, with notes of berries, caramel, dusty old hops, oak, light vanilla, light funk. Decent souring on the finish. Very good.
mR_fr0g (5393) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to Rich the Villain. Hazed orange / amber coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is tart and musty, raspberry. Flavour is composed of woody, tart fruit, musty, little pucker of acid, tart berry, cherry. Palate is sweet and sour, medium body, highish carbonation. A little vinegar notes.
Jared_Clifton (62) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber. Medium body. Fruit and sour, spices, and cask flavors tastes like whiskey. The fruit is dark like prunes and strawberries. Barrell aging flavor is a medium intensity. Tastes like it is more ABV than it really is. Definitely a sipping beer
ColovianTrader (421) - - JUN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tart cherries and lemon up front, with notes of nutty caramel, granny smith apples, toasted bread, nutmeg, cinnamon and blended spice. Hints of oak and bourbon in the finish. Great crisp and tart finish.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I DONT LIKE FRUIT BEERS BUT THIS WONE TASTE PRETTY GOOD. THE PUMKIN IS NOT TO STRON IT STILL TASTES LIKE BEER. THERE ARE ALSO TASTES LIKE SPICES AND FRUITS PRETTY FUN BEER. BUT I WISH THEY’RE BIG BOTTEL WAS A CAN. DRINKING SOMETHING LITE LIKE THIS WULD BE BETTER FROM A CAN. THIS REGARD THAT MAYBE ON THANKSGIVING THEN I COULD DRINK THE BIG BOTTEL OR EVEN ON HALOWWEEN!
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy amber/caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, caramel, oak, Jolly Pumpkin funk, a light spicy character, earthy bitterness creeps in, this is more tart than truly sour, always interesting to try these.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Just a little too tart for me, but still nicely done.
First drank: DLD 2015
M82 (401) - Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazed maroon body supports a solid ring of bone white head with a pair of lace peninsulas
Rustic, juicy aromas and flavors with solid intensity of wine and oak backed by a gnarly earthy sweetness with moments of caramel-banana and bubblegum rounding into an array of fruit flesh offering blueberry, raspberry, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and mango on a cohesive medium body with very rounded carbonation, resilient basement mold and wood with caramel accents holding on to the last moment of residual
As the residual acids and sweetness layer up, a nutty sense of pecan butter presents itself, a very solid take on the style full of complexity, depth, and bright-rich fruit characteristics
375ml / 12.68 fl.oz served at 45º into 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter
20107589 (514) - randers, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of fruity aromas. Appear amber without a head. Taste medium sour light sweet. Light carbonated medium bodied short sour finish