Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown, small white head. Aroma of sour cherries/lambic funk, and wood notes. Flavor is sour cherries, hay, lambic funk, wine (sweet red), a little onion, beautiful finish, my opinion really changed half way through.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks eyedrinkale for hooking jimmack04 up and thanks jimmack04 for hooking me up. Aroma is sour, a little funky, sweiss cheese. Murky brown with a red tinge. Thick pallate sticks this stuff to my tongue so the sourness lingers. Dark Cherries. A good sweet to sour experience. Interesting Brew.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the Tosa tasting. Aroma: Very potent. Strong sourness, Belgian yeast, roasted malts. Appearance: Dark walnut/mahogany color, non-existant head. Flavor: sour fruit, very Belgian, dark cherry, lots of tannins, oakiness. Palate: Acedic, acidic, tangy, medium body. Hand bottle CVNV33 (or something like that). Overall: this is very good. Thanks to whoever brought it.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’04 Bottle thanks to Eyedrinkale. Silver Foil. Dark ruby/brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of tart cherries first hits you followed my a mildly sweet
caramel malt aroma. Beautiful! Complex flavor, again starting with the tart cherries before the malty sweetness comes in. Other dark fruits are noticeable, with just a hint of oak. Nice dry finish. Very good, but was a bit(just a bit!) let down after the initial aroma. Flavor didn’t quite match the aroma’s complexity, but it’s hard to find any faults with this beer.
sloth (2648) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A disappointing( to me) entrance, not a whimper of carbonation released upon opening though the aromas leapt out of the glass inviting a sampling. As expected there was no head and i was unable to rouse one. Murky, dark brown color with some ruby edging. Large fruit notes in the nose, cherrys of course, vanilla and notes of cinnamon. Medium body, coating mouthfeel. Flavors of sour cherries, woody tannins, medium acidity, chocolate and faint vinous notes. The sour cherrys and oak seem to compliment each other well. Some carbonation would of added to the whole expierence for sure. Finish is dry, sour, puckering and long. Thanks to DarkElf for the trade!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2005 As the beer descends into my vessel it appears a deep mahogany bordering on russet in color. Rich caramel and chocolate aromas waft upward while the other elements of plums, raisins, grapes and cherries seem delightfully restrained and well masked by the aromatic brettanomyces contribution, oak and leather aromas. The front palate is initially malt accented providing hints of chocolate and roast, which then leads into the mid-palate, where the brettanomyces begins to take over giving a subtle and funky tartness along with notes of cherries and green grapes. The finish is unusually lingering where the chocolate, fruit and oak flavors create a simplistic bliss. Extremely complex flavor. But the most amazing thing about this beer is its feel on the palate. Knowing that it is basically fermented with 100% brettanomyces, I expected it to be fairly light in body, yet it is by far the most coating and texturized brettanomyces infused beers that has ever touch my lips. A true sensory receptor overload with a numbing effect.
Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
brown with a red glare in the light with a decent head. love the aroma, sour and sweaty with a gueze like tartness. sweet and sour balance. chocolate flavors with winelike tone. sticky taste but somehow still clean. finishes nice and powdery. wonderful.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 On tap at the 3rd Annual Boulder Strong Ale fest, Rating #1: This liquid love pours a rich mahogeny color with a thick well retained head. The aroma is super rich with big vinous and grape aromas. The flavors are also really big; sweet, sour, oakd and winey. This truly is top 50 stuff!!!
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another gem from Eyedrinkale. Silver foil bottle....pours deep, dark, ruby brown ale with a small, beige, creamy head. The nose is filled with sour cherries, oak, port, lambic, maple and a little vanilla. The flavor is quite tart, earthy and woody. Taste is considerably sour and bittered, sou--but, doesn’ lack balance. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel coupled with a lemony, bitter finish. I’m puckering till the end. A great beer!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Eyedrinkale. Ruby colored with a tannish head. Seriously tart and sour aroma!!! Salivary glands kick into overdrive just from the smells coming off of this beer. Acidic, funky, sour, tart, drying. WOW!