jtclockwork (5002) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 77 of 144 at Max’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose of oak, sour fruit, vinegar and yeast. Taste of apple vinegar, yeast and oak.
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(GABF 2010) gold-orange pour with soapy off white bubbles. Nose is very floral, peppercorns, and lots of other spices. Taste is big and floral, spicy, coriander, peppercorn and orange marmalade. Creamy body, spicy and dry finish.
DocLock (6774) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Craft around 4Q 2010. This one was Burnt sienna ruby colored with 1-fimger off-white head. Nose was big figgy fruit, yeasty malt, cacao, berry, hops. Tasted fruity, with notes of fig, cherry, cacao, hops, a rich, smooth finish, and incredible complexity. Wonderful.
hopdog (7650) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Bottle # 65 / 144. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood, nuts, toasty, and dark fruits. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, wood, dark fruits, and cherries.
Damico (1913) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 The beer pours dark mahogany clear with a small lacey head. It smells like the funk amd the French wine barrels, like cherry notes from the oak so awesome in the nose. The flavors of wild with sour cherry notes and grape oakiness from the barrels. It could do great things with some cellar time.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of cherry, barnyard, raisins, and berries. Flavor of cherry, yogurt, brett, raisins, herbs, caramel, wood, light roastiness, and vinous with a dry wood finish.
egajdzis (4893) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, wild yeast, dark fruits, toffee malts, light leather, and vinegar. Taste of dark fruits, wood, leather, cocoa, wild yeast, and a tart finish.
TomDecapolis (4221) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a hazy brownish red with a small off white head. Aroma was funky and sour. Some vinegar notes along with oak and red wine grapes. Flavor was funky and tart. A little oaky.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This ‘sour ale’ pours a medium to dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, tart, wood and oak. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity, cherry, a touch of funk, tart and oaky. Little to no carbonation. Hides the alcohol well. Lots of oak at the finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly tart.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft.
Very nice appearance - cloudy but attractive reddish-brown color with a lasting light beige head sitting on top, and good lacing.
The aroma is vinous and -baly with big-time sour cherries, oak, funk, and roasted malts.
The flavor has a porter base of roasted malts and chocolate, soured and funkdafied (shout out to Da Brat for that one), with red wine, oak, and cherries.
Dry and somewhat tart on the palate with medium-full body and a slight boozy presence.
Good stuff overall - another interesting sour from McKenzie. Way to make PA proud, guys.