KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a medium to large beige head. Sourish aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, lacto and chocolate. Flavour had roasted malt, caramel, lacto, dark sour berries and chocolate. Finished dry and sour. Belgian Strong, are you kidding? Imperial Flemish brown.
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-03. Very dark brown black body with a large foamy beige head and lace. Aroma is mild at first, lightly musty and mild fruit, red wine. Muted wood touches as it warms. 7+ Flavour is quite sour at first, vinous middle, notes of red wine in the finish, hints at raisins that could be inferred from the bottle. Muted spices make occasional visits, but struggle to rise above the pervasive sour core. 7+ Smooth average plus palate is lightly carbonated having expended much of the carbonation in a lovely pour. 3+ Very solid sour but a smaller bottle would have been sufficient. 2009 Vintage Bottle at Brouwers, Seattle
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Thanks to ditmier. Pours out dark brown topped with a creamy tan head. Aroma of sweet cherries, brown sugar, caramel, and pit fruit. Taste much as the aroma lots of tasty cherry sweetness. Along with a good tart bite and some oak lingering on the end.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[3090-20100703] 750mL bottle. Cola nut malt aroma. Black body with a big long-lasting creamy light brown head and lattice lacing. Super sour dark malt flavour has a long sour aftertaste. Full body is very sour and noticeably carbonated. Wow, another great beer.
(Vintage 2009 @ Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle, WA)
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Nice tartness, plays with the roastiness well, a bit overcarbonated and lacks a central note.
GT2 (8165) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 Rating #1500. 750mL into LA raster tulips. Gusher! Pours a deep mahogany, deep ruby brown that looks opaque in the glass topped by a massive tan head that has excellent retention and leaves giant poof balls of lace everywhere. Nose is all over the place as the blend in this is already crazy enough. There are red grapes, white grapes, red wine (port), raisins, milk chocolate, caramel, slight brandy. Overall hints to what is about to be a sour, acetic, citric concoction. Taste is also all over the place. Massive citrus tartness overlay a complex blend that seems like maybe it would have been a better beer non-soured. The blend is high in carbonation, loaded with lemony tartness, dry French oak, tawny port, Gift of the Magi herbal characters, red wine vinous character, more drying barrel character, nice cocoa and sweet chocolate to offset the dry wood and vinous qualities. It is very good, fun to drink, but too much lemon tartness and loses the rich body of the Angel’s Share etc. from having all residual sugars wiped out by the Brett, lacto. Closest thing to this would be Veritas 003 or Oerbier Reserva 2006.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cherries on the nose with mint, very herbal aromas with oak notes as well. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Tart and creamy with wine-like flavors and hints of milk chocolate. The flavor is very spicy and funky with a very dry finish. Excellent!
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Lost Abbey. Pours a deep cola brown with a small beige head. Nose holds dark cherry, various other dark fruits, oak, hints of red wine, with faint bourbon. A little over carbonated but other than that pretty tasty.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head aroma is belgian candi sugars yeasts caramel sour cherries dark fruits figs and rasins. Flavor is candi sugar sour dark fruit oak sawdust vinous grapes a bit of caramel. Light sourness melds with oak in the finish. Fantastic!
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color/ viscous tan head; nice lacing. Awesome black cherry, caramel, chocolate, citrusy lemon aromas. Very good earthy brown sugar, dark caramel, tart black cherry, lemon flavors with some sweetening vanilla chocolate. <Mild to medium sourness throughout. great drink.