OmegaX (1226) - 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.
writerljberg (649) - 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 (2452) - 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 (4793) - 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.
deanso (5075) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head or carbonation. Clear deep burgundy pour. Smooth sourness. A decent sour.
cards04 (1628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with no head. Aromas are sherry, grapes, raisins, chocolate. Sour chocolate covered flavors is what this tastes like. vinous. Awesome.
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intense, complex monster of a beer that ALMOST gets to a level of greatness. Very low carbonation, big surprise. Nose has heavy bourbon but also tart cherry and a touch of acetone. The flavors move through a bunch of phases, opens with a bourbon roasty rich character like Bourbonic Plague, then gets right into tart cherry like a Cuvee de Tomme, but the finish is INTENSELY BURNING DEATH RAY. Just really fucking sour, with a vineous character. A shame.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nostrils: plum, boose, oak, paper, lightly sour, some sort of red wine, oaky, grapes. Yap: sour cherry, oak, tasty vinegar, tart tart, lemon, very woody, very yummo.
dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Sour cherry, raisin, grape, oak, and vanilla.
Deep reddish black, no head.
Puckering sour, cherry, grape, vinous, wine.
Wow. I could give this to a wine drinker and they’d have no clue that it’s a beer.
Ferris (2991) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Sour cherry, chocolate, tobacco and vinous with some barrel. Jet black with no head. Huge wine notes, chocolate, sourness and oak. So complex, that every minute I get something different. I may now be a Lost Abbey fan.