dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on draft at the release. As I drank this I thought more along the lines of Cognac, Port, and after dinner drink than I did beer. Think chocolate covered cherries with hints of Vanilla, Oak and just a touch of red wine from the barrels. At $35/bottle, this beer is best sipped and savored - it has a whole lot to like about it.
thewolf (11191) - 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 (12260) - 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 (1269) - 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 (806) - 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 (2524) - 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 (5413) - 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 (5461) - 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 (1803) - 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 (1422) - 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 (2088) - 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.