AirForceHops (1846) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Color is a dark liquid, dirty brown on the edges and black in the center. No head with weak carbonation. Nose is oak, Earthy wet basement and weak roasted malts. Flavor starts with oak barrel, tart sour fruits, has a slight dry roasted sweetness to it as well. It’s sour and tart but not in a good way. More like a home brew that wasn’t meant to be sour. This was like a sour brown or a stout done really wrong. Anyhow sourheads that come across this shouldn’t expect much. The one thing I did like about it was the big oak characteristic. Not much else.
annunz123 (629) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They lied--I drank it. Really dark, really sour ale with a lot of funk. Definitely different, but certainly not something you’d want every day.
Drake (6483) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle from the brewery, shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large fizzy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, peppery funk. The taste is earth, roasted malts, cherries and mild funk. Medium bodied. Decent.
auerbrau (2946) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. A bit of pediococcus earth aroma paired with cocoa powder. Flavors resolve as a thin lactic acidity, the skeleton of a stout, and some leathery and slippery minerals. For $6.99, I couldn’t refuse, but for that I price, I shouldn’t expect more than an infected stout, because I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what this is. At least they’re honest.