vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sour and slightly roasty umami flavour. Kinda weird. Aftertaste is sour soy.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with, wait for it, no head. Aroma is chocolate malt, sour nose, soy sauce and brandy/bourbon. Flavor is caramelized sour sauce and prunes. Medium warmth and body with low carbonation.
Beerman6686 (3563) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a very muddy darker brown color with basically no head whatsoever. Aroma was lots of bourbon, light chocolate, some vineous notes and acid. Flavor was much the same, light chocolate and bourbon overtop of tart lactic acidity. Completely flat too. Meh.
cheap (3659) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. Black pour, no head. Smell is a little old but it certainly is not revolting like some old beers. At first I thought the palate had some thick smoothness with a little sizzle. Strong, yes but it does have a sour or tart note or background that I enjoy. In small sips, this is quite enjoyable. I would never think about guzzling this like a common real beer. It seems more like a sweet thick wine than a beer. Very unique. I found this to be an enjoyable wine sipping experience, heheh. I didn’t write down who brought but who ever did I extend my gratitude! Excellent creamy higher alky beer for a ratebeerian who really does not like high alky beers..
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2 second large bubbled tan head when pouring out of window into glass a floor below, after that it’s still red-brown glop. Nose is messy, bourbon and brown sugar atop light oxidation, vanilla, and acetic acid. Flavor is thin, acetic shines through front, burns in finish, light cocoa and berry mid, oaky sweetness coating lips in finish, lightly papery. Very acetic in end, thin lifeless body allows roast and wine to coexist, but very flabby, messy, no marriage. Tomme Arthur does not brew beer. He brews blends.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, light red edges, tan cover. Aroma is lots of bourbon, vanilla. Taste is light vinegar, mostly bourbon, oak, vanilla.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours dark ruby brown no head nose red wine, caramel balls, ash, bourbon and port notes , Brett. Fl sour red fruit and ash tray, odd, really tart
pitted fruit plums and grapes long sour ashy and port finish, thin
flat body, roasty finish, sticks and dirt finish, big heat finish, good stuff.
deyholla (5408) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to someone, thanks! Pours black with a ruby hue and no head whatsoever. Aroma is full of sour cherries with backing dark grains and a bit of dry red wine. Flavor starts with dark grains, but quickly fills with tart cherries with a nice amount dry red wine. Flat, but didn’t matter.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huge thanks to askofficerfriendly for sharing this one. Cheers, Greg! Pours a dark stout-esque brown with no head. Virtually no carbonation. Nose has pervasive bourbon and heat along with some chocolate, prunes, dates, some vinous fruit, and soy sauce along with some spice. Flavor is very bourbony soy sauce with more bourbon, some hints of dark and vinous fruit, but very chocolatey flat bourbony soy sauce. Comparing with some others in this series, this one was a bit disappointing, especially with the carbonation void.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a new friend at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a viscous lacing and little head. Intense sour notes in the nose. Taste is like a strongly soured dark mild. Dark fruits at the front with lighter sourness. Thick taste but light finish. Very good. Cheers to new friends.