beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/13/2011. This Belgian Strong Ale pours an eclipse black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized beige head with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is chocolate and sweet, yeasty and a touch bretty. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are chocolate, dark fruit, yeasty and slightly tart. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Some tartness, yeast and funkiness are behind the dark fruitiness. This beer has that Belgian Stout feel to it, roasty and yeasty with a touch of something wild. Very easy drinking. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Poured very black, tart berries, woody, malty, little dark fruits, dry finish.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours jet black with a thin beige head and a rich treacle aroma. There is a sour oak flavor that sticks to the palate. Very tasty.
bhensonb (9874) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Triple Rock Sour & BA Fest. Pours black with a small tan head. Sour aroma. Flavor is oaky, sour and astringent. HInts of citrus and berries and other fruits. A quite excellent beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to MikeTD for sharing this one! Pours black with a light-brown head. Nose is of oak and raisin. Taste is fruity, berries and dark malt with brett. Dry Finish. Dusty, lightly tart and dry. Very nice brew
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear black with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (caramel, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of brettanomyces, lactic, plum, and currants. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of brettanomyces, lactic, plum, pepper, and sour black currants. Medium body and creaminess, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice opaque black pour with a light tan head. Brett is very noticeable in the aroma. Funky with some sour fruit. Dry funky, slightly sour flavor. Tart fruits. light roast notes. Meaty with a nice body.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet fruity nose some bretty cherry notes, some caramel, some bourbon like oak notes. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly tart, lots of cherries, currants, slightly astringent, lots of caramel, some chocolate.
argo0 (11128) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small brown head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, currant, some roast, caramel, light funk. Taste is moderately sweet, currant, some Brett. Medium-full body, light acidity.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque with a clingy-lacing froth of dark tan head. Has an earthy funky nose with some black currants and oak. Starts with a light effervescence and toasty biscuity malts with some light fruity tartness and black currant flavor before a drier, slightly warming toasty finish. An interesting and unique brew.