callmemickey (4255) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Rich amber-orange-brown body. Nose is comprised of a mildly musty/funky oak, dark fruits, yeast, and mild oxidation (sherry-like notes). Flavor is similar, but the flavors are less polished and fight with one another to control the profile. Lightly acetic. Medium bodied, a bit thin, assertive carbonation. My first impression was an inferior version of Rosso E Marrone. Underwhelming.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange-brown color with off-white head. Aroma is sour pit fruits, wood, and light vinegar. Taste is tart with a touch of bitterness. Medium bodied with a oily mouthfeel yet the finish is somewhat dry. Prett good beer.
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to the kind soul at the last Tampa Tasting that shared this one. Degarth, maybe? Pours a murky orange-brown with a white head. Nose is funk, vinegar, caramel, slight funky and earthy berry. Flavor is similar with funk and earthy berry. Medium in body and funky; I think I remember this one gushing like Old Faithful.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours cloudy amber with a medium, bubbly white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is barnyard and earthy notes, bright fruits, light spicy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is tart fruits, barnyard and earthy notes, malt backbone and a dry finish. Medium body, low warmth and high carbonation.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity red berry and apple juice nose, light toffee. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter with a light tartness, lots of baked pear, light black berry.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: pours a clear effervescent dark orange with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a semi-sweet light cherry nose with some vinous oaky complexity. Starts with pretty good fullness and light biscuity malts with a sweet and sour cherry flavor and some oaky balance before a drier slightly puckering finish. Pretty true to style and complex.
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark, hazy copper with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, caramel malt, floral hops, and light spice. Flavor is balanced malt and sour fruit esters with faint supporting hops; dry finish. Light body, high carbonation, and medium warmth.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 2 shared blind by Barrythebear, thanks Barry. I had no idea what this one was, but I liked it quite a bit. Muddy brown pour and a gusher. Nice flavor. Kinda a sour mix.
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2 of 480, shared by BarrytheBear...thanks Barry! - Hazy amber pour with a thin-bubbled off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, sweet light malt with tropical fruit notes. Some sweet sugary candied fruit. Lightly tart and funky, with lots of citrus and a light maltiness. Nice tart citrus rind finish. Well-carbonated and full-bodied. Very nice stuff.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Rating #32. Brownish orang pour, a little hazy with s great looking off-white head. Tart aroma, light fruits, apple and berry. Mild sourness, more apples, pretty good. (2283)