pushkinwow (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
1.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle opened up at the 2014 Ottawa End of Year Gathering. Wow - I just didn’t get this one, and apparently had some different opinions from everyone else around the table. Dark pour that combined raisin, turpentine, cherries, oak and booze with a balsamic vinegar undertone. This was epically bad for me...to each their own I guess.
cfrancis (2565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with very little carbonation. Aroma is vinegar and sweetness from the bourbon barrels. Taste is smooth, nice tartness that is more vinegar, smoke and sweetness from the bourbon. I was expecting a little more.
rejtable (1469) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with limited head and lacing. Nose is very vinegar. Flavours of vinegar and wine. Taste is light sweet, lots of sour. Mouth is oily with low carbonation.
Lubiere (10565) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light acidity, barrel notes, woody character, licorice, nice. In mouth, a super tart ale with loads of lactic acid, Epsom salts, burned Caramel, OK. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.
thewolf (11296) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Hallinghansen. Pours pitch-black with no real head. Aroma has blackberries, grapes, raisins, oak, overripe apples, chocolate. Low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has raisins, oak, plums, tartness, cherries, dry, softly vinious, toasted caramel. Port, oak, light red wine.
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Black, flat. Aroma of balsamic vinegar. Taste is similar, with a bit of salt. Couldn’t finish it.
OmegaX (1291) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed with my good friend Harold for his going away party. The aromas are big time vinegar, red wine, chocolate, and big oak. Flavor is mainly vinous notes with some red fruits, red wine, a hint of chocolate, vanilla, and a good raw barrel note. This was a heavy and densely flavored beer. Unique and enjoyable. I liked it. I doubt I could drink more a glass at one sitting though.
Sarlacc83 (1018) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark red. No carb. Lacing.
N: Cherry, acetone, caramel, leather, tobacco, wine grape, bread.
T: Sweet and sour.
M: Prickly, sticky, heavy.
O: Doing pretty well. A sweet sour concoction that Cascade could learn from.
MrHangover (2871) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of kermis. Pours a black beer without any head on top. Aroma has vinegar touches, lots of tart and some woody notes as well. Flavor is very sour, refreshing, lots of wood and booze. Very dry mouthfeel, almost no carbonation detected though. Aftertaste is short, dry and sour again. Quite nice to drink and refresh the palate after two monstrous beers.
kermis (5871) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of overripe slightly tart dark fruit, vanilla, wood, light vinegar. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy sour. Full bodied with soft carbonation.