nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010. Pours a transparent, copper amber with some spitty off white head. Nice, oaky aroma, lightly tart, oranges, caramel, a little salty smelling. Flavor is tart, oranges, caramel, the bourbon flavor is a little watered down. The finish is medium bodied and a touch oaky but a little watery.
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2010, courtesy of ryan, much appreciated. Hazy copper/brown color, scant head and lacing. Aroma of apple cider, vinegar, oak. Taste is similar with a bit of salt. Nice enough.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz courtesy of ryan. Pours a clear orange (not sure how many people have brown pours?). Aroma is curcao, tamarind, oak. Taste is a little void, seltzer water, sweet caramel, wet oak, mostly boring.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, opaque tan color with very little head, much paler than the Batch #4. Aroma has a lot of dark fruit, oak, sourness, and some cherry. Flavor is very muted, but pretty well balanced. Some yeast, a tiny but of fruit, some citrus peel and a hint of sourness, but really quite weak overall. Finish is a bit of yeast and some citrus peel.
beastiefan2k (3597) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks a whole lot to Peter, I never thought I would get to try this especially since time is not on my side. But I was glad you shared this. The 12oz bottle pours a thick muddy brown with no head. Aroma is all a woody sweet and sour. A good amount of vinegar and aceto. Its all thrown in there with no style or grace. Flavor has more barrel coming through, wood sugar, and messy sourness. The sourness has no backbone either, more like a sour essence. Unfortunately, for me the beer had no direction, just a blend that goes no where. I also see the age really not helping this beer at this point or any more in the future. I am glad to have tried it but it wasn’t anything special.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at puzzl’s New Year’s Eve 2009: Cloudy/murky/milky looking pour with an off white film of head. Unique aroma of vinous qualities, dry, oaky, underlying dry dark fruit, and tobacco notes. Silky body with a dry tannic and woody flavor. Vinous as well with underlying prune and fig in the background. Quite dry with a tobacco note. Complex with only a mild tartness. More tannic and earthy than sour, but filled with depth and complexities.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Amber/brown. Tan carbonation. Sour barn funk, pungent past ripe fruit, grains, light toastiness, dusty yeast, mild oak and tannins. Medium body, well carbonated. Great JP brew.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Metro tasting. Huge huge thanks to Jeff for busting this out. I have been dying to try this one. Poured a dark golden color. Aroma was light fruits and light sour funk. Taste was golden malt, light funk, light bodied fruit with a dry finish. Not nearly as acidic as other JP reserves I have had. I am guessing this one is starting to fade a bit. Still quite tasty. Thanks again Jeff.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle, courtesy northernbrews. Hazy amber color, sparse white head. Nice sour aroma that stays just short of briny, some sweeter fruit characters in the back. Smooth and grainy taste, the sour more moderate than anticipated. Very nice.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #2300. Bottle courtesy of Styles. When pouring the beer into the glass could smell the sour aroma without putting nose to glass. Also has a wet wood barrel aroma. Orange body with beige head. Sour flavor and in the mix is wet wood and sweet fermentation candy to it. Smooth on the palate. Due to age seems to have lost a little zip in the sour and tart factor. An enjoyable brew!