jredmond (4575) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split with pat. Pours a deep coffee brownbody with thin off white carbonated lacing. Aroma is pretty interesting - sour fruit and chestnuts first with some cinnamon and brown sugar in the background. Mouthfeel is tart with light fruit, nuts, cinnamon, and oak.
patrickfannon (1200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 12.7 oz. Split with James for Mount Eerie Sout Fest 2011. Pours a deep, muddy maroon amber with a thin, wispy, tightly bubbled kahki head. Aroma of dark cherries, musty oak, balsamic vinegar, funky yeast and soft earthiness, and some sublte chocolate notes in the back. The mouthfeel is velvety and and loose, full of chestnut, cherry, and oaky flavors and lovely sourness rounds out the finish. Complex and nuanced, this sour is a tad like a smoother, less tart, slightly easier-going Cuvee de Tomme. The chestnut flavors, along with the musty, earthy notes in the finish, lend a hand in bringing together this tremendous sour ale.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I cracked at home this after having a few IPAs at work (90 minute, 21A Brew Free or Die and a Racer 5). I was expecting sour but this made me say "hooo this is SOUR". So it’s cleansing my palate of the IPAs in a big way. There’s a lot going on in this ale. Let me take a breath and lick my teeth again. Ok - so there’s a lot going on in this ale. Lots of dark, little fruits (cherries, currents, cranberries) with a strong backing of oak and a little caramel. Very dry, very tasty. If you’re a fan of sours, this will definitely make your day.
peteinSD (1174) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Marco! Pours a small but frothy tan head on a dark, muddy brown beer.Aroma is tart red wine and grape, leather, flanderesque sour, dry oak, and subtle funk. Taste is chewy red wine barrel and grape up front some dry leather notes in the middle and a pleasant tartness through the finish. The tart/sour really lingers after each sip. Appropriate carbonation but the mouthfeel seems a bit thin. A very well made sour that would be a welcome addition to Lost Abbey’s seasonal line-up.
burg326 (2715) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a fan or sour beers, but his poured an amazing dark born/amber color, with aromas of sour and a hint of cherries. a hint of chocolate starts off followed by sour cherries, oak, vanilla, and more sourness. Not too much carbonation, and has a mild sourness aftertaste.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is a dark brown, amber color with a tall, off-white head.
S: Smells just wonderful. The Cuvee de Tomme that is part of this blend has really taken hold and provided tons of cherries and sourness. A mild chocolate and toffee sweetness, plenty of oak, and a little bit of vanilla.
T: Slight vinegar tartness but plenty of acidic character as well. Sour cherries, oak, and other dark fruits make for an awesome flavor. Nicely dry with just a hint of malt on the middle of the tongue.
M: Medium in body with a full carbonation and a nice dry finish.
O: Truly a great beer. Wish I had one of these at home.
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL thanks to OldMrCrow. My top want list item for a long time. Poured a tepid, hazy mahogany with yellow bubbles, thin head, not much lace [ like fine red wine ;) ]. Aroma is heavy impending sourness tingling the nose. Rich balsamic, red wine, sharp lacto, heavy Flemish red characters, toffee, rum raisin, cinnamon and mace. Smells incredible. Taste is not too sour but more lemon tart and spicy with just a bit of mouth watering lactic sourness. Mostly comes across as lemon tea tannic and funky. Very quick and zippy palate. Sourness disappears quickly. Really just citrus and lemon heavy rather than lactic or acetic. Nice to have a sour beer that is pretty tame rather than insane. Very enjoyable but probably not worth whatever I traded for it.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this one two separate occasions now, and it’s been absolutely delicious both times. Reviewed from notes.
The beer pours fairly dark with maybe a bit of crimson in there. Nice off white head with a bit of lacing The nose is really lactic with a bit of vinegar as well. Some barrel character along with loads of dark fruit (especially cherries) and some light vanilla. The taste really accentuates the sourness perfectly, leading to an absolutely exquisite mouthfeel. Drinkability is through the roof. One of the best LA beers I’ve had. I love soured dark beers; I’m calling for a new trend.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-23-2010
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir! Moderate pop, controlled carbonation. Brown. Medium beige head. Smells super sour, plums and funkiness. Taste is not as sour as expected from the aroma, very soft, with summer fruits, raisins, grapes. Very nice.
thewolf (10535) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you after4ever]
So... this is my 7,000th rating... crazy...
Deep brown pour, lots of red edges. Small, creamy, beige head as it pours. Settles as a thin film. Aroma is lovely tart, funky, sticky caramel fudge, raspberries, black currants, light roasted, oranges, oak. Low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely, good roasted malts, oak, tartness, funk, ashy, green apple, light cellar, mildly warming. Finish has good dry oakiness and the funk is aparrent among the good black currant tartness. Very nice.