PhillyCraft (1984) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Devils Den. Had the local barkeep give me a sample. Black pour, light head. Nose was banana, yeast, and chocolate. Flavor was sour funk, choc syrup, barrel and very sweet malts. Kind of cloying with a Buttery texture. I dont know what to think about this one.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wild yeast, roasted malts, some cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, char, and whiskey. Taste of roasted malts, some cocoa, port, dried fruits, vanilla, whiskey and a wild finish.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours dark brown with a vague reddish hue and a small beige head. Very sweet vanillaish Bourbon in the nose. Medium body, starts slightly sweet and syrupy but quickly turns distinctly tart - as in tart berries. Some yeast and biscuit notes. Quite different - an acquired taste I believe. 121212
NobleSquirrel (3313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Fobab 10. Pours a nutty brown with a fizzy head. The nose shows faint lactic acid, yogurt and toasted malt. no hops. Some vegetal DMS type notes. On tasting, it is sweet and tart with a vanilla component and fruity. More of the corny notes come through as well. Interesting but not great.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Black - offwhite head. Smooth malty. Ok burned malts. Fruity. Light light bourbon. Coconut. Fruity. Light coffee. Milkey notes. Nutty. Red berries. Light acid notes. Nicr sourish notes.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A dark nut-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, bourbon, wood, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with alcohol, oxidation, caramel, malt, bourbon, and wood, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours ark brown with a minor amber glare and a fully gone head. Aroma is dense vanilla bourbon. Berry citric, vague acetone and dark roasted malt. Dry and roasted malty finish.
crossovert (4567) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely an elevated version of this beer. The barrels create an almost nutty flavor to go with the fruit jelly flavor of the original.
jstraw (1665) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 This one, brewed for Jerry’s, was done in a Few Rye Barrel. Since this may be the only posting, thought I’d file it here. So, on draft at Jerry’s along with the regular Kentucky Common. The flavors seem brighter than with the regular version. Maybe the whiskey accentuates the flavor, or maybe it was just my imagination but I tried them minutes apart. Dark mahogany with modest tan head / Rich nose of roast coffee and chocolate / Light to medium body, moderately tart with just a hint of sugar, and excellent balance and dry finish / Deep, sharp flavors of bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, hazelnuts, and rye whiskey, with notes of oatmeal and caramel / An elegant, chocolately, sour; but, not really fair to compare this to a Belgian sour since this is not made with brettanomyces. Spoke to the brewer and he thought this beer would be better classified as a "traditional ale", and I agree although, appreciated on its own merits, its a pretty fine sour. Would love to see more of this style.