jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark reddish brown with no head. There are a couple bubbles at the edge of the glass and no lacing. Aroma is red wine, brown sugar, cherry, some bourbon, and a bit of leather. The taste is sweet and tart with cherry, red wine, bourbon, and leather. The finish has tart lactic cherry and little bit of acetic acid. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. Pretty good. Not mind blowing, but certainly an interesting beer.
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Mick
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, vinegar, lemon, and cherry. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with sour cherry. It finishes with lemon, vinegar, chocolate, and roastiness. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall, I’m generally not a fan of sour and roasty.
ICEatALAMO (1082) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Huge sour aroma that is a little overwhelming. The sour continues in the taste. Not my favorite style so take it for what it is.
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BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color, thin head. Tons of cherry and barrel aromas. Lots of sour aroma and flavors. This was a rich and tasty brew. Lots of barrel flavor and dry finish.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 75cl, at 8%Vol (009 written on the cork), new exclusive American brew Anno 2011, with sour cherries, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sour brew, sour/vinous and slightly alcoholic/fruity/roasted, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good and original brew, yet very expensive!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to crusian...is carbonated. Pours brown with tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruit, chocolate, anise, cherry, farmhouse and a great acidic sourness. Light-medium body with medium carbonation.......Excellent.
MadIndian (2558) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another terrific brew by lost abbey and a really great sour. A few things that stood out for me was the cherry, strawberry, bourbon, coffee and sour fruit aroma and taste. Again all blended gret.
Mortlach (1103) - Rome, ITALY - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17/04/2012 500ml bottle, shared by Matt (thanks 50belair!) @ Brasserie 4:20. Nera, con riflessi color caffé, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma assente. Aroma di una intensità incredibile, note di ciliegia, alcol, vaniglia, a tratti ricorda un Fernet Branca. In bocca è molto acido, complesso, forse anche troppo, si percepiscono note vinose e liquorose, con punte di amaretto. Il corpo è medio-pieno, la carbonazione soft. Estrema, spiazzante, forse un po’ troppo grezza, comunque da provare. Mai bevuta prima una birra del genere.
alexost (7) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprising beer for sure. Pours a dark black color with little to no carbonation, leaving a very slight tan head. Aroma is of prune/raisin and tart cherry. Taste is similar to the aroma with prune/raisin followed with a sour/tart cherry combined with malt and wood flavor. Definitely glad I was able to try this complex beer that kept me intrigued through the whole bottle.
cocoapuph (10) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was skeptical at first because of the dark chocolate/red color that was poured into my 4oz taster. But man, did it taste completely different than expected.
First off, the smell kept me guessing which flavors were going to be more pronounced in the taste. I picked up a tangy, oaky, nutty smell. And then some sour fruit and grape odors.
Very tasty. First you get a little of a smooth chocolate flavor mixed with those tart cherry notes. This beer had a pleasant sour/tartness level. And the bourbon and wine flavors harmonized perfectly with the medium to full body feel of the beer.
I could still taste the flavors on my tongue 5-10 minutes after finishing the pour.
Glad I was fortunate to pick up a few bottles to age and drink again later!