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!
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty sour aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty sour woody soy flavor with hints of cherry. Has a fruity sour woody cherry finish.
Bukowski9 (129) - Piqua, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best way I can describe this is a cigar soaked in lemon juice. Different in a good way.
tricyclist (855) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice sour shared at Hunahpu’s release. Pours hazy deep brown, murky, with a slight head. Aroma is funky barnyard, raspberry, citrus, tartness, sour cherry... Flavor is similar, with sour and tart notes all over. Citrus, sour raspberry, acetic. Really awesome. Thanks for the pour, Ryan!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split amongst friends. Dark color, murky and muddy-ish. The aroma is pretty much dominated by the oak barrels here. The sour funk is there, somewhat like black cherry. I was surprised by this one, in a good way.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of anders37. Pours an opaque dark brown - close to black - with hardly any head. Odd tart berry-like aroma, quite some red wine there. Medium body, very low carbonation, some evident oak, again red grapes but also quite some tobacco (sic!). Tart and pruney finish. Well, to be honest - a bit of a disappointment considering the normal high level in the Veritas series. 030312
peteinSD (1407) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Blake - thanks! Pours a very dark and deep red with no carbonation. Aroma is eroded bourbon, vanilla, cherry, leather, very light underlying tart, and a melange of raisin, plum, and dark, layered malt. Damn - taste is sharp, tart cherry, bourbon, vanilla, tannic bitterness toward the back, and lingering cherry and light tart through the finish. Vinous flavor profile as the flavors ebb and flow without the bite of carbonation. The absence of carbonation does take a bit away from the beer but on the whole I really liked this as an original, complex and dark bourbon barrel aged sour. Great beer.
wedgie9 (2101) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted in late November 2011 and 12/26/11 from corked and caged 750mL bottles shared by Blake, huge thanks. Pours completely opaque black with a garnet hue, and no head. The nose is balsamic reduction, roasted coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, and fruity, animalistic, bacon fat Syrah. The flavor is very sour up front, moving to the balsamic reduction, dark chocolate, coffee, and fruity, funky Syrah. The body is medium and tannic with light carbonation and a long, sour, balsamic and fruity, funky Syrah finish.
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured dark brownish with a thin head. Big sweetness, oak and boozy tones. Acidic tartness but not overly puckering. I picked up more sweetness than sourness. Dark fruits, lemon peel, and quite warming towards the end.
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 750ml bottle pours an oily, translucent black with zero head. No carbonation, surprise, surprise. Nose is sour, cherries, coffee liqueur, light vinegar. Flavor is sweet, cherry, strawberry, lemons, orange peel, citrus pith. Full bodied, acidic finish.